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My business partner at ZeroEnergy Design has an amazing roof deck and enjoys outdoor entertaining. This outdoor kitchen island was designed to be used as a food preparation station next to the grill. Because the island was planned as an outdoor piece, I used cedar lumber and stainless steel screws. The same design could be made using standard 2x4s and deck screws for a little less money. Even though the wood bottom looks quite intricate, it's actually quite easy to make. Only a few cross cuts are needed to create it. The assembly is done with stainless steel screws. I used grey Quikrete Commercial Grade Countertop Mix cast into a melamine form to make the top. It's as smooth and hard as stone but weighs about 200 lbs.

Step 1: Download the Wood + Concrete Kitchen Plan

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Click here to download the Wood + Concrete Kitchen plan.

MakeNBuild8 months ago

how thin could you make a concrete countertop and not worry about it breaking?

t_pete1 year ago

Very nice! and while there are any number of things you 'could' have done to please the masses ;)

I think you did a great job with this and you deserve to be proud. I'm sure your partner is very happy with the result.

Nice, did you use any kind of sealant for the countertop? I know concrete is kind of porous, which isn't great for surfaces that food is prepared on.

last sentence in the project ... Quikrete Acrylic Concrete Cure & Seal

mc25171 year ago

some unsanded grout could be used to fill in any small voids.

jbentley61 year ago
You could have stained and polished the concrete for a marble like finish... Looks great though!

That's beautiful!

M3G1 year ago

Very cool!