This outdoor kitchen and entertaining area includes custom, cast-in-place concrete countertops, custom outdoor fireplace, and pavilion. Built into the pavilion posts on all four corners are polished concrete cocktail tables with rope edge detailing. The countertops are polished concrete that was hand seeded with pebbles and vibrated into Styrofoam and rubber molds, creating the unique rope style detailing.
This is one of the largest counters we have cast in place, and required independent forming for the bar counter and serve counters. We used Davis brand Adobe colored concrete. The outdoor kitchen includes a large 54-inch Viking grill, two commercial refrigerators, a beverage center, and outdoor sink, and a surround sound stereo system.
Careful planning allowed for low-voltage lighting fixtures to be installed in the pour.
One of the challenges we faced in the construction of this counter was that the pebbles the homeowner selected were large and required that we grind and hone for several days with a thre-head hand polisher.
Company owner Scott Cohen is the author of The Outdoor Kitchen Design Workbook and The Big Book of BBQ Plans and used the techniques taught in the books to create this unique entertaining area.