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BBQ and Outdoor Kitchen

Michele Lee Willson Photography

A refined material palette modernizes this conventional 60′s ranch-home’s yard. Repetition of materials like stone, ipe and concrete combine beautifully to form a bold and contemporary garden.

Layered walls perform double duty as both sculpture and a way to define gathering spaces. Contrasting leaf textures and hues harmonize with the hardscape, and plant masses add their colorful statement to the canvas.
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PW H wrote:
The wood .... why was Ipe chosen for the outdoor areas? What are its unique properties. Could it work outdoors in tropical Florida?
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If left alone it will gray out. It depends on what stain or sealer you use. Some require every year, but there are some that should last 3 years. If you are in San Francisco Area, Beronio Lumber carries a great assortment of finishes
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grumpyowl
Is there any special requirements to protect the ipe wood from the heat of the bbq?
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jmprisco wrote:
Where did you get those stiools?
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Courtney Tyler Thomas
Target has those stools on sale right now.
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marikkar

aarg - ctan't find them online - what are they called? thanks...

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sam2011 wrote:
what species of wood is the barbeque island made of?
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They were from Modern Outdoor, not sure if they still carry them http://modernoutdoor.com/
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Jennifer Rinck

Absolutely LOVE the use of wood for the islands!!! Timeless look :-)


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Jane Jones wrote:
BBQ Island IPE Siding - Is there a special thin IPE wood product that was used on the BBQ sides? Since wood expands, how is this handled? Thanks for any input. It's a beautiful project.
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beachhouse4258

did you use a standard board for decking or siding for this? and does the board need to be pre grooved, tongue and groove? Appreciate any tips. My landscaping contractor has not worked with Ipe wood before so I have to do lots of research to get him the info. The above picture is very much what I'd like for my backyard.


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esgdesign

any concerns with flammability from the grill with this design? I'm considering something similar (steel or wood frame with wood cladding) but wondering if that would be an issue (i.e. heat from inside the cabinet around the grill).

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susanswest wrote:
I don't have a covering over my outdoor kitchen, but would like to have an ice maker/ and small refrigerator. Are there products that are impervious to the elements such as rain and heat
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Yes there are - simply google "Outdoor Refrigerator" and you'll find plenty of options.
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Many of the companies that make Grills, Lynx, DCS also make refrigerators. Be mindful of the seasonal conditions. If there is any freeze thaw, even slight - you will want to weatherize.
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Jessica Fuller wrote:
Doors--manufacturer? - I love the doors with the long handles. Would you mind telling me who the manufacturer is?
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They were all from the BBQ manufacturer, Lynx

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smeltz40 wrote:
Bar Sools - I love the bar stools! Where did you get them?
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cotto6450 wrote:
What material was used to construct the kitchen platform? - What material was used to construct the kitchen platform under the ipe? Thank you.
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Steel frame for the bbq counter. Stone and concrete paving

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Keoni Sundseth wrote:
BBQ/Bar frame - How did you frame in the BBQ/bar, i.e. concrete blocks, metal or wood?
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I believe this one was done with a steel frame
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lvnlv wrote:
tree - gorgeous design! what type of tree is shown here planted solo with the red ?berry? growth ? thanks so much
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The trees in the back are redwoods.
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kilpatricks wrote:
love the kitchen design. We live in Michigan - can we get a prefab? - Would you be open to shipping the kitchen/bbq space to us?
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This was a custom design built all on site for the client. Unfortunately, it is not available in prefab.
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Katie Trenkle wrote:
What is the floor made of? I love the combination of warm and cool. Beautiful!
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Thanks Katie!
The paving is full range bluestone and the stair tread are integral color concrete.
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smittycdm wrote:
What material did you use for the outdoor barbeque countertop and bar? The entire space is beautiful. Thank you.
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The stone countertop is green granite and thank you!
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jfrolik wrote:
How did you attach the IPE to the steel frame of the outdoor kitchen?
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patkal wrote:
Does the green granite bench top have a particular name? I live in Australia
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jmprisco wrote:
Very clean design. How is the ipe fastened and how did you handle the corners? - Were biscuit fasteners used, or is this T&G? Also, how were the corner pieces made, or were they pre-constructed?
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In terms of materials, everything needs to be durable, weatherproof, heat resistant, and easy to clean. This means rot resistant wood (such as teak, redwood, or cedar), stone, and stainless steel. Also, think about how hot materials get in direct sunlight, or even just warmer temperatures. Since you'll most likely be using this during the summer, you don't want to build your backyard kitchen out of something you'll barely be able to touch! More ideas: Romantic Outdoor Dining Inspiration 8 Elements of a Perfect Outdoor Dining Room Interview: 10 Secrets to
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15. Houzzers loved the contrast between the green granite countertop and the reddish Ipe wood on this outdoor kitchen. This photo was also bookmarked for layout inspiration — the kitchen has plenty of room for cooking, serving up drinks and eating a full meal.
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Outdoor kitchens continue to explode in popularity, and now many feature outdoor cabinets that rival (or complement) their indoor companions. Higher-end design and the same types of accessories that enhance your indoor kitchen will be making their way outdoors.
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Including a bar top in your kitchen allows guests to sit and talk while you prepare and cook. This brings the party to the cook. Many guests enjoy being close to the cook, and with a bar top they can watch all the action while still staying out of the main kitchen space.
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Countertops and enclosures. You want materials that are meant to weather extreme heat, cold and precipitation, and that won’t discolor with sun exposure. Natural stone, such as the granite on these countertops, is a good choice.

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