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Outdoor Kitchen - Finished!

Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
edited 9:05AM in EggHead Forum
<p />Here goes my second attempt to post a photo...[p]After almost two months of construction (evenings, weekends, etc.), my outdoor kitchen was completed at the end of June - just in time for our celebration on the Fourth.[p]The table is twelve feet wide with the sides coming out six feet. I made it out of treated lumber and stained pine car-siding. The top is concrete board and ceramic tile. Hot and cold running water in the commercial sink is a huge plus.[p]The wall behind the counter has the electrical service and the lighting.[p]Currently have "Lefty" loaded with three racks of ribs and will be using "Righty" later for some cornbread.[p]



  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
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    <p />This work? This is the "HTML Tag" from Photobucket.

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  • Use the img if posting in the URL box[p]Use the tag if posting in the body of the message.[p]Spacey
  • LabRat, It didn't work and I sure want to see your outdoor kitchen. A project we will start this fall.

  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    <p />Third Try!

  • RRPRRP Posts: 21,812
    S W E E T !!!
    What people may not know is that you live in Illinois and outdoor kitchens like yours are not commonplace like they are in other parts of the country so that makes yours all that more special!
    BTW John, now I understand why we haven't heard from you since June! First you were too busy building that fine set up and then too busy using it!
    Your friend up "north" in Dunlap...Ron

    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    That is really nice and I know you will enjoy it.

  • LabRat,
    Fantastic setup. I bet you will have some great cooks at your new bar and kitchen. One of the better setups that I have seen.

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    LabRat,[p]WOW!! That is very nicely done.[p]I am officially jealous.
  • LabRat,
    Jealous in Seattle

  • LabRat,[p]Very Nice! let's see a few pics of the kitchen in action! LOL![p]JD

    Wine Country "Q" Competition BBQ Team Pacific Northwest BBQ Association's 2011 "Team Of The Year"
  • LabRat,
    inspirational... i'm thinking .... i need to rethink my set up...another egg and ????

  • LabRat,
    Very nice. You should be proud of yourself. [p]Cooking on the Egg is lots more fun when everything is designed to accommodate Egg Cooking. You're going to enjoy it for many years to come.[p]Spring "Egg'n Just Got A Whole Lot Better" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA

  • LabRat, OK, you got it! And one beautiful kitchen. Want to do something similar with overhead cover (we're in Texas), refirgerator and fans.

  • EagerEagger,
    "...with overhead cover (we're in Texas), refirgerator and fans?" Hummmmm! I've got an idea... Oh yea, you've already seen my idea of a Texas outdoor kitchen.[p]Spring "Chicken Coop Builder & Operator" Chicken

  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    Great job, hope you're enjoying the fruits of your labor.[p]Cheers,

  • bobbybbobbyb Posts: 1,349
    Nice job! I know you will enjoy.

  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Really great job! I'll be starting mine this fall/winter. I want to see if I can get another egg at Eggfest so that mine will have a younger brother. Right now my egg is an only child.Haha. I've been debating about the materials to use for outdoors. What led you to use the pine for outdoors? It looks like you etched and stained your concrete floor. Is that acid wash? Anyway, you certainly have an area you can be proud of!!!

  • LabRat,
    Wow what a beautiful lay out are you going into business or is it just for your own satisfaction? no matter which it is ideal

  • LabRat,[p]Great job!
    May you have many years of enjoyable and successful cooks![p]Uncle Phil

  • LabRat,
    I like your setup. I need to build one soon!
    Three eggs and no place to rest.
    Thanks for the view of your great egg nest.

  • LabRat,
    That, My friend, is a thing of beauty! I know that you will enjoy. Very Nice work![p]Mike

  • LabRat,
    That is an awesome looking outdoor kitchen. Gives me so many ideas for the future.

  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    Big'un,[p]Thanks for the kind words. [p]I went with the car siding because I liked the fact that the tongue and groove provides enough overlap to handle any shrinkage. I went with the (untreated) pine because it cost less than the cedar and I've always felt that cedar wasn't as structurally strong. It's going to be more work keeping it stained, but it matches the deck.[p]A year ago we stained the concrete patio and did some landscaping in preparation for this year's project. It was an acid based product by Solomon.
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Very nice!!!!

  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    I like how the eggs are on display, very attractive space in a functional setting.
    Congrat's on a job very well done.

  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    <p />Thanks to Everyone for the kind words![p]I couldn't - or wouldn't - have ever built this without you folks and this forum. The people posting to this forum have provided so much inspiration and help in my growth in the ways of the egg. A big "Thank You" to all of you![p]A lot of planning went into this project and seeing the results of others certainly helped. SSN686's setup (obviously!) was a big inspiration. I liked his concrete stain and the way the eggs were exposed. I really like the uniqueness of the shape of the eggs and didn't want to frame them in. I was also concerned, since these are not under a solid roof, with rain leaking in between the egg and the counter.[p]I found a great deal on wheels and a large piece of butcher block counter top about a year ago. The top is 3' x 5' and 1.75 inches thick. I built a table for use during the Egg cooks when the Eggs were on their concrete block stands. The table served as my template for the materials and techniques I used on the outdoor kitchen. Now that the kitchen is complete, I built a removal Tiki top for the table to convert it into a rolling Tiki Bar![p]Now that I've figured out how to post photos, I'll try to get in on the Woosday and other posts![p]Life is Good!

  • Lab RatLab Rat Posts: 147
    <p />RRP,[p]Thanks Ron! I did take a break and come up and meet you and the other Illinois egg owners at the Peoria Eggfest.[p]Here's a photo of you doing your magic on the chicken wings.
    Thanks for all the support!

  • AnnaGAnnaG Posts: 1,104
    LabRat,[p]Yours is plain purdy too!!![p]Getting ideas from all of you guys...[p]Thanks...

  • duckeggduckegg Posts: 267
    Another in the "Wickid Pissah" class. Excellent job![p]I love the way you camouflaged the beer openers.

  • LabRat,
    Good Job on the kitchen, I see that you are just a bit south of me in Il. Did you use a special cement or grout on the tile? i am just completing my deck and want to build an egg nest with a tile top. But am conserned that here in Michigan the tile would pop when exposed to the weather.

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