How To Build A Deck Kitchen

DIY Deck Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens have gained massive popularity in recent years. And why should they not? They allow homeowners to cook, entertain, and dine outdoors without making too many trips indoors.

Your parties move to the deck and the barbecue grill gets fired up. Guests saunter towards the balcony doors and sit on balcony chairs to take in the fresh air.

You don’t have to miss spending quality time with your friends and family because you’re in the kitchen busy cooking. An outdoor kitchen allows you to entertain while cooking for your guests. And you don’t have to spend a fortune to build one!

DIY Deck Kitchen

This deck kitchen is a great example. The owner didn’t spend a lot of money building it as most of the parts came from a 1993 camper. The sink ,fridge, stove, and drawers were all reused from the old camper.

Would you like your own outdoor kitchen?

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You’ll need these materials:

  • 2” Wood – for framing
  • 18 inch 60 pound Drawer Slides
  • Drawer Handles
  • Hinges
  • 1×4 Ship Lap Boards
  • 1×6 Ship Lap Boards
  • 3/4” Plywood
  • Old Countertop
  • Old Sink
  • Old Drawer Fronts
  • Screws
  • Wood Stain and Seal
  • Wood Glue
  • Silicone Sealer
  • 3% Hardener
  • Polyester-based Resin
  • Painter’s Tape

And these tools:

  • Tape Measure
  • Table Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Drill
  • Brush
  • Belt Sander
  • Caulking Gun
  • Putty Knife


This is the 2 foot wide by 10 foot long frame.


I made doors from 1by4 pt and 1 by 6  ship lap boards. Here is also the frame work for the drawers. Stained  provincial.


Here are the 3 drawers i made with 18 inch 60 pound drawer slides


Here i am starting the fridge cabinet and upper cabinets. It is exactly the same size as the kitchen that was in the camper.


Here are all the spacers for the doors complete.


Here the sides are on and all braced up.


Here the upper and lower fridge cabinet  openings are made .


I installed the counter top and sink for the first time !  Came out pretty good for a first timer…


Here it is all done and put on the deck….


Although an outdoor kitchen seems to be a luxury, you don’t have to break your bank to build one. Look around you and find alternative materials you can use to build your own outdoor kitchen.

Thanks to coolbeansbaby68 for this great tutorial!



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