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Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

StevieB
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Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Absolutely amazing @funksoulbro1. Looks like a wonderful set up that you can be proud to show off to friends and family very soon.

 

Can't wait to see the finishing touches – the pizza oven will be a fantastic addition to an already incredible space.

 

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craftyhopper
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Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

This looks fantastic @funksoulbro1 

I can’t find what you used for the benchtop in the end?

I love @vasilako idea on large format tiles. Did you go with them?

we are building a new house next year and looking for outdoor bbq ideas 😊

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funksoulbro1
Junior Contributor

Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Hi @craftyhopper. I found a product by Laminex called 'Compact Laminate - Alfresco'. It's tough, dense weatherproof material but only 13mm in width. The inner material is exposed on the edge. Check it out. 

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funksoulbro1
Junior Contributor

Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Hi @vasilako that's a great option and that looks fantastic. What a great job, well done and thanks for the tip. I ended up with a product called Compact Laminate Alfresco - by Laminex. Turned out really nice.

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Many thanks for the update, @funksoulbro1. This has been a fabulous project to follow along with. You've achieved an outstanding result and should be really proud of your efforts. I trust this is going to be a fabulous outdoor space to use.

 

I can't wait to see those finishing touches, as it already looks amazing! Well done.

 

Mitchell

 

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funksoulbro1
Junior Contributor

Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Just a quick update to show what I did to connect my 20mm poly pipe to the mixer tap. I purchased a 20mm to 1/2" pex smartex connector. Just slip it on and voila! As I'm only running cold water, I needed a Y fitting for the 2 mixer hoses so used a brass Kinetic fitting. Plumbing tape between the pex and kinetic fittings was required to guarantee a good seal and this system worked like a charm with no evident leaks. Great to have water available now.

So to drain it away, I purchased a P trap and drilled a 50mm hole in the blue board. With a little bit of reaming, I was able to get a 50mm pvc pipe out behind the board and connected to drainage lines.

Here a the final results of this work.

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Now to add the infill panel to the step down in the bench top. The material is dense and difficult to cut. It's also easy to chip the surface material so I used my speed square and spirit level to guide the saw along the cut line minimising any burring of the finished surface. Slotted the panel in for a pretty good fit and the benchtops can now be secured to the steel frames and the gaps silicones. That's this weekend's job.

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MitchellMc
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Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Looking great @funksoulbro1! You're in the home stretch now.

 

Mitchell

 

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funksoulbro1
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Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Done.

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MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
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Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

Absolutely amazing work, @funksoulbro1! Your finishing touches really bring everything together. I'm sure you are thrilled with the results as they are really top-notch.

 

Many thanks for sharing this project with us, as it's been a wonderful journey to join you on. I can't wait to see what you'll contribute next. Well done!

 

Mitchell

 

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Ekodeck
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Re: Outdoor kitchen project (deck and awning)

WOW! @funksoulbro1  ! Great work!

 

We love seeing Ekodeck being used to really transform a space and this is one of the biggest transformations we've seen in a long time!

 

Would love to hear some feedback on the product if you have a moment to share your experience using our new Designer Series range :smile: 

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