Make Your Own Outdoor Kitchen

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Summer’s approaching and lots of grilling/outdoor cooking will likely be on your to-do list. And so will having to go back and forth between the indoor kitchen and the outdoor grill. Instead, why not make yourself an outdoor kitchen? You can have everything you need in one spot. Do all your prep work and cooking in place.

Originally designed and built by Studiomama for a project exhibition called Ten Plan, this rather attractive modern diy outdoor kitchen includes a sink, gas burner, chopping area and plenty of storage for your most commonly used ingredients. It also lets you collect waste water which can then be used in the garden, a little eco added bonus.

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A bottom shelf provides extra room for storing cookware or serving plates, so you can have them on hand when the food is done and ready to be served. If you’re handy you could even add more storage space by placing an extra shelf or hooks to hang cooking utensils underneath the chopping area. Or even add hinges to the chopping area so it can be lowered for even more compact storing.

Another feature that I really like is the fact that this is an outdoor kitchen on wheels. The casters let you bring it out when needed and then easily roll it back to its storage place when not in use.

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Using regular hardware store supplies like plywood, broomsticks and screws, it’s not too difficult to build. But the designer warns you do have to have some tools and workshop skills to build this. The plans include different construction options depending on your skill level and tools available. She also suggests, if you don’t have access to tools or don’t feel this is within you skill set,  you could just get a skilled carpenter to build it for you.

This version is finished with Osmo oil. But the finish is really entirely up to you, you can stain it or paint it any color you like to match your decor.

Download the complete set of instructions and plans here.

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