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Wife's big idea!!!

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"Yeah, honey, let's build an outdoor kitchen." I had NO idea what I was getting myself into when I said, "Sure, dear." My build is officially COMPLETE!!! It has been a long road, but the end results were definately worth it. I first want to thank Bryan for hosting such a great site. Also, for picking my project as the winner of the Yardshare contest. I hope the finished product lived up to the expectations!! If anyone out there is contemplating building your own outdoor kitchen, GO FOR IT!! The hardest part is getting started. Please use my photos and all the other great photos of other builds on here, and take the plunge!! The end results are worth all the effort!! C-Ya!!! Thanks, Mike

Comments / Q&A

On December 1,2014 mbelding said:

"Same question as Jordan - Anyone have a source for the leveling feet shown in this project? Thanks!"

On August 6,2010 Susan Fornoff said:

"Hi Mike -- Are you still active here? If yes, please email me at (myfirstname) -- Susan (just trying to avoid email spammers by writing my address that way)"

On December 8,2008 Karen W said:

"there is nothing more I can add to what's already been said. WOW... what a beautiful place you have to entertain family and friends. "

On October 6,2008 said:

"Wow is an understatement. Very very nice! Great work!"

On September 23,2008 MCR500 said:

"Diane, you CAN have one too!! Like my DW said, "Its' just time and money, dear". Neither one of us realized at the start of the build HOW MUCH time and money it would be!!! In the end, it was ALL worth it! Thanks for your comment! C-Ya!!"

On September 22,2008 said:

"Wow... wait til I show my hubbie...I WANT ONE TOO!!"

On September 10,2008 MCR500 said:

"I'll get RIGHT on it, Haywood!!! C-Ya!!"

On August 29,2008 said:

"Mike, I'm a building inspector with the city of Clovis. Any structure longer than 20 feet and weighing more than 10,000 lbs. needs engineered prints and a full permit. We'll have to ask you to dismantle that and start over..."

On August 28,2008 YardShareBryan said:

"It looks absolutely amazing Mike. I appreciate you sharing all of your hard work. Now the best part....ENJOYING IT!!!"

On August 27,2008 said:

"Great Looking Island, very original design. "

OnAugust 26,2008 said:

"Hey Mike, I didn't say your BBQ is a toy i said it looks like one, nAlso what happen to Mother BBQ "

On August 21,2008 said:

"why did you put salt on fresh concrete.wont it pop?"

On August 21,2008 MCR500 said:

"Steve, that is how you obtain the "look" of a salt finish deck around a pool/spa. When we did the pool about 4 years ago, we did a salt finish deck, so I wanted the new concrete we poured to match. It is a very popular(and inexpensive) way of finishing pool decks out here in Calif. n nBasically, you go down to Lowes and buy a bag of water softener salt. Wait till the concrete is final broomed, and spread the salt over the deck. Tamp it in HARD with a rubber hand trowel. It leaves "depressions""

On August 19,2008 MCR500 said:

"Toys??? Mine cooks just fine, thank you!!! n nI can tell you with all certainty that my knees(and my wallet!!!) don't feel "toy like" at ALL. They both hurt REALLY bad!! Thanks for the input, though!! C-Ya!!"

OnAugust 16,2008 said:

"after seeing that Mother BQQ, all these other Islands look like toys "

On July 26,2008 MCR500 said:

"I had the fab shop at my work make them. There are others out there, but are a bit pricey($7.50-$10.00 per).Since I needed about 45!! for my build, it would have got expensive, quick. Any good metal fab shop could make the base; it is just 1/8" plate with a 3/8" nut welded to it. The actual feet are from Grainger. Hope this helps."

OnJuly 25,2008 said:

"Where did you find the leveling feet? nthanks"

On July 21,2008 said:

"Wonderful!!! Chris, don't forget the BIG steak with the beer...LOL"

OnJuly 15,2008 said:

"Me and my "big idea" seem to be coming together nicely!!! It has been time consuming, but will be well worth all of your hard work the moment we have our first gathering. May the completion of this project be the beginning of many festive days to come!!! Love you!! "

On July 15,2008 said:

"Mike- nWhat a beautiful job - all of those hidden talents. Can't wait to try it out next time we are up there. You did a great job."

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