Hello, new member here, and I'm really enjoying learning about our pool on this site! My wife and I purchased our first home about 9 months ago, so we've been doing all sorts of cool projects to it! The latest is an outdoor kitchen area. I did all the work myself, minus the stucco!
Before I built it, I designed it on Google SketchUp
And then I use masking tape on the ground with everything to scale. This gives me an idea of how big it will actually feel
Starting on the framing. I anchored everything to the ground. I used 1x1 tubing, .095 wall for most of it, but 1.5x1.5 .120 wall for the bar, and 2x4 .120 wall for the bar leg.
Most of the Wonderboard up
Finishing tile, waiting to grout
Welded foot on bar stand (still practicing my welding...)
Added a trash receptacle at the end of the bar. I welded in some angle iron as 'slides' for the trash can. The trash is emptied through a hidden door around the back.
The only part of the job I didn't do myself.... stucco. I went with an acrylic synthetic stucco.