Outdoor kitchen framing materials

russrimm

Active member
Oct 3, 2010
37
Cypress, TX
Hi all,

Have been talking to various builders, and some swear by steel, some swear by cinder blocks, and one tonight swore by using wood for the framing for my outdoor kitchen (with proper hardiboard, Tyvek, etc). Is wood a code acceptable thing to use on an ODK? He insists his kitchens pass all necessary inspections and wood provides more flexibility if you want to make changes, and etc.
 

gwegan

TFP Expert
Apr 19, 2013
2,769
Sacramento, CA
Wood is generally code compliant as framing for outdoor kitchens with one exception. It can't be in contact with (or even near) a grill. Wood has numerous other problems. It can't generally be exposed to water. It doesn't do well with humidity and it burns.


Most wood framed odd are well undercover.

Ask to see a wood framed kitchen this guy built five years ago.
 

gwegan

TFP Expert
Apr 19, 2013
2,769
Sacramento, CA
Wow I'm sure I could buy all that at my local building supply for less than One third that price.

Bbq coach hidden bar supports 15.00

Home Depot Simpson strong tie 12 inch L. $6.30

Go figure