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How to Build a Waterproof Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet

An outdoor cabinet unit is easily built by following these directions.

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  • Price Range

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

This three-part project provides step-by-step directions for how to build an outdoor kitchen cabinet unit that is securely anchored and waterproof.

Build an outdoor kitchen cabinet that is anchored to an existing patio and waterproofed with backer board:

1
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    Day

  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Frame an Outdoor Kitchen Counter

The first step in building an outdoor kitchen is framing the kitchen counter, which begins with construction of the sub-structure for the main counter unit.

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    Weekend

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate to Hard

How to Anchor an Outdoor Kitchen Counter

Anchor the cabinet to the patio and complete the framing.

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  • Time

    Day

  • Price Range

    $250 - $500

  • Easy/Moderate

    Moderate

How to Weather-Proof an Outdoor Kitchen Cabinet

Add backer board to help the cabinet unit withstand the elements.

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