Our island build starts with the lower tracks.
Building a bbq island with wood.
Estimate how big you want the island to be and come up with an idea of the shape.
If one grill is good then two must be awesome.
The face of the island can be clad in a range of materials from metal to masonry or wood.
Lay down the tracks.
Also determine which bbq you want to buy.
Now we re getting into the build.
How to build an outdoor kitchen and bbq island step 1.
Follow along as this old house senior technical editor mark powers shows you how to build an outdoor grill island by starting with a simple frame covering it in faux stone and then nestling a gas grill in the center to get the party started.
Using these basic instructions and altering to allow for the installation of your favorite smoker this island can hold both a grill and smoker station for the true barbecue enthusiast.
Steel cement board and wood makes up this diy outdoor grill island that has the look of modern stucco without the cost.
Finish nails driven into the top and base framing.
An outdoor kitchen island or outdoor bbq island is a fantastic investment in your home and lifestyle.
In this case reclaimed pine studs left over from a renovation were cut down into 3 4 strips and then installed with 15 ga.
But if you get the planning design construction or materials wrong you could be dealing with a disastrous disappointment instead of an outdoor entertaining victory.
Estimate the size and shape.
I decided on a vermont bbq after reading about it on amazon and checking the quality of the equipment at my local home depot.
Build the frame photo by wendell t.
Lower tracks are larger than the main steel studs and can hold a lot of weight so they are perfect for forming the foundation of our island and help to create a firm base on which to build the remainder of it.
The grill and smoker.
Besides being a nice place for your grill there are hooks for grill tools and open shelving that allows easy access to a propane tank.
How to build an outdoor kitchen.