Wow, looks fantastic @darryl7. I'm sure you'll be spending loads of time out there with friends and family this summer.
Can you tell us about the build?
A very warm welcome to the Workshop community. We have clever and creative members sharing helpful advice and project inspiration every day, so I'm sure you will fit right in! Please let me know if you ever need a hand getting the most from the site.
this is my outdoor kitchen built exclusively from bunnings products. the deck is the new finger jointed merbau they are now selling. the cabinets are all made from formply that's normally used for concreting. a fraction of the price than marine ply and with a coat of paint you wouldn't know the difference. the benchtop is just merbau boards glued and screwed from underneath the bench carcass. i framed between the posts with 70 x 45 treated pine to give the posts a slight reveal and covered in blue board ready for the 40 sheets of tiles that give it a more high end look i think. i painted a cheap second hand bar fridge with a rattle can, dropped in a sink, connected the tap and ran a powerpoint and lights to finish the job.
Brilliant @darryl7, many thanks for the extra detail. I'm sure your fantastic work will inspire many Workshop members and visitors.
I expect you will soon be inundated with questions about how other members might be recreate your project for themselves. Do you have an idea of your budget?
Wow..this looks amazing. Do you have to weather the merbau before oiling it? I would like to try to put the decking together myself too:)
Welcome to Workshop. We're pleased to have you join the community and look forward to seeing you complete your own decking project. Feel free to post anytime you need a hand with anything.
Most will advise waiting a month or two before you oil a deck for the first time. Here's what Cabots says - https://cabots.com.au/faqs/how-long-do-i-have-to-wait-to-coat
this is as the timber came from bunnings. i was told it was pre oiled and when i first laid it, it had various blotchy spots where the oil had sat when they were stacked face to face. these marks have disappeared after two weeks. my plan is to leave it as is for a few months before washing it with some deck wash and then coating it with cabots aquadeck natural. hopefully this will get it to better match the older dech the new one is attached too.
What are we lining the cabinets with for heat proofing around the BBQ?
Looking at making a similar items at home and using the same BBQ you have.
i lined the bottom and sides where the bbq sits with cement sheeting like what you line walls with and tile over. you have to remember to allow for the thickness of the sheet when building the cabinets so the bbq can still drop in.