I have been going through the forum admiring amazing designs and dreaming about my own ODK.
Finally all the thinking, getting ideas, designing, etc. will be put to the test. Currently we are contracted to start our pool/patio/pergola project as soon as they manage to get the digging crew available (summer in SF is crazy for pool contractors, so currently our digging was delayed for 5 weeks after permits were finalized due to scheduling, but that is another story)
So I am planning to start building modules over the next few weeks so as to save time for when the patio is completed by mid september. I will be building with 2 1/2 " steel studs, either 22/20 gauge depending on what's available at the drywall supply store and budget.
The design that I have come up with is attached, any comments/feedback are gladly welcomed. The strange looking single column in the picture is actually part of a small patio roof, the pergola will be built slightly above that gladed roof. On the second picture I hid the walls so as to be easier to see the ODK design.
The appliances are a Lion L7500 grill and side burner, ice chest, doors, drawers all SS. Thinking of leaving a fridge out of the design as we have an ice maker inside the house to supply the ice chest and it gets VERY hot and humid outside most of the year.
Some general questions that I hope are not too basic:
- Based on my research on the forums, I should not be too concerned with module (as in boxes) building off site (i.e. garage) vs. on site stick by stick with respect to being plumb. Anyone thinks otherwise?
- We are laying concrete pavers (1 5/8" high), would it be silly to build this up directly on top of them vs. lying a poured concrete base? I am worried about pavers potentially shifting or settling, but due to crazy permitting requirements we have to wait for the full paver patio to be laid down before being able to pour any concrete, so will have to remove, cut to shape etc. pavers if concrete base is needed, which I would rather avoid if unnecessary.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated