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  • ssandy_561
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1203
    • Central OHIO

    My 8 week project is Finally Complete

    I started planning a outdoor cooking center months ago and I finally finished it this past week. It was fulfilling project and I am so happy on how it turned out.

    Are there things I would have done different? Yup

    Were there a couple hundred + curse words said over the last two months? Yes there was!

    Were there a few things smashed along the way as the build went on. You bet ya.

    I’d like to thank everyone for their suggestions and help for when I asked for them.

    Pictures are to follow.
  • ssandy_561
    Charter Member
    • Apr 2015
    • 1203
    • Central OHIO

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    I started back on May 24th and this is what I got accomplished the first weekend.

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    • ssandy_561
      Charter Member
      • Apr 2015
      • 1203
      • Central OHIO

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      On May 31st things were starting to look a bit more like a cooking center.

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      • BFlynn
        Charter Member
        • Oct 2014
        • 845
        • Third Coast

        #4
        Looking good

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        • ssandy_561
          Charter Member
          • Apr 2015
          • 1203
          • Central OHIO

          #5
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          I got most of the framing done on June 7th.

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          • ssandy_561
            Charter Member
            • Apr 2015
            • 1203
            • Central OHIO

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            I figured out the drawers and started attaching the exterior on June 14th.

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            • smokin fool
              Club Member
              • Apr 2019
              • 1783
              • Mississauga, Ont

              #7
              Looks like she’s framed up to last.
              Been to darned hot to do anything anyway so take your time.

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              • ssandy_561
                ssandy_561 commented
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                There were days I literally wrung out my shirt before I went into the house while building this.
            • Henrik
              Founding Member - Moderator Emeritus
              • Jul 2014
              • 4311
              • Stockholm, Sweden

              #8
              I love what I’m seeing so far! Keep ‘em coming!

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              • ssandy_561
                Charter Member
                • Apr 2015
                • 1203
                • Central OHIO

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                I finished putting on the exterior and test fit my cookers on June 21st so I could figure out the dimensions of the top I needed to get fabricated.

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                • ssandy_561
                  Charter Member
                  • Apr 2015
                  • 1203
                  • Central OHIO

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                  On July 3rd I cut some HardieBacker cement board to go under the stainless steel top I was still trying to find someone to fabricate for me.

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                  • ssandy_561
                    Charter Member
                    • Apr 2015
                    • 1203
                    • Central OHIO

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                    On July 7th I found someone to fabricate my top and on July 11th he delivered it. It fit like a glove.

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                    • bbqLuv
                      bbqLuv commented
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                      wow, u done good

                    • Jfrosty27
                      Jfrosty27 commented
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                      Only 4 days to deliver? Amazing. Looks awesome.
                  • Attjack
                    Club Member
                    • Aug 2017
                    • 3983
                    • Primo XL
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                    #12
                    Looking great. What coolers are those?

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                    • ssandy_561
                      ssandy_561 commented
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                      Igloo party stacker coolers. They are a great size. Large footprint and shallow depth. The red one is for the meats when they come off of the grill and the blue one is for tasty beverages.
                  • RonB
                    Club Member
                    • Apr 2016
                    • 12725
                    • Near Richmond VA
                    • Weber Performer Deluxe
                      SNS
                      Pizza insert
                      Rotisserie
                      Smokenator 1000
                      Cookshack Smokette Elite
                      2 Thermapens
                      Chefalarm
                      Dot
                      lots of probes.
                      CyberQ

                    #13
                    Wow! Impressive job!

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                    • ssandy_561
                      Charter Member
                      • Apr 2015
                      • 1203
                      • Central OHIO

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                      I had this past week off of work so on July 12th and 13th I attached the corners, mounted the Kettle, set the Griddle and dotted all my i and crossed all of my t.

                      I’ve grilled steaks and hotdogs on the Kettle since then and have seared scallops and have made breakfast on the Griddle. Right now I’m smoking a pork loin for dinner tonight.

                      I think she’s a keeper. 😆

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                      • richinlbrg
                        richinlbrg commented
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                        Absolutely beautiful work! I hope you are very proud of what you have done!

                        May you enjoy it in good health for many many years to come!

                      • Mojo0209
                        Mojo0209 commented
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                        Love it, great work!
                    • 58limited
                      Club Member
                      • Dec 2018
                      • 874
                      • SE Texas
                      • "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy." ~Benjamin Franklin

                      #15
                      Wow! I can do basic carpentry but I'm not in that class.

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