How To Build a DIY Outdoor Kitchen With Wood Frame

Dreaming of an outdoor kitchen space to entertain guests and increase the value of your home?

Today, I am sharing a step-by-step guide for how to build a DIY outdoor kitchen for under $600- utilizing a wooden frame.

- Lumber pieces  - Plywood - Wood screws - Drill/driver - Level

Materials Needed:

Determine desired dimensions for your outdoor kitchen plan. Using a miter saw (or circular saw)cut header, ledger, bracing boards to dimensions.

Step 1

Locate studs in the wall. Studs should be spaced 16” on the center. (Our cedar exterior walls were too thick for a stud finder.)

Step 2

Attach ledger using #9 or #10 decking screws 4” in length if you are working with ½” or 5/8” thick drywall. If you have 1” thick cedar board like we did, use 4.5” exterior screws.

Step 3

Attach end boards using toenail technique with 2.5 or 3” screws. Continue for the remaining perpendicular boards to the ledger.

Step 4

Cut 2×4 wooden board to correct height. These will be the interior vertical supports. You will attach them with the 2” side facing towards the front and back of the cabinet.

Step 5

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