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Design for 10' BBQ Island
Increasing the width of you BBQ island to 10' gives you some options that you simply don't have with smaller units. By adding another 2' to an 8' island you can add another surface component. The most popular choices are sinks or trash receptacles. I prefer the sink option with a slide out trash can under the side burner. Having a sink really comes in handy. You can wash your hands and BBQ tools, without ever leaving the party.

BBQ Island - 10 ft
BBQ Island - 10 ft

10 ft BBQ Island - Front View

  1. Grills: 24", 26", 30", 32", 36", 42"
  2. Side Burners: single or double
  3. Access Doors: single, double or combo unit
  4. Storage drawers: single, double, triple or drawer/door combo unit
  5. Trash center or trash center with prep & waste chute. Another option is to add a sink and an access door.

Some people choose to construct their BBQ Islands out of cinder blocks and others use steel studs. Both have their merits. If your island has curves in it then, cinder block is the way to go. If you are trying to maximize internal storage space, steel studs are the best choice. The main thing to remember is that the spacing of your components is critical to your BBQ island's usefulness. As long as you are purchasing medium to high end cooking components, the spacing of the equipment is probably more important than the actual components. If you can't set a plate down next to your grill, you will be unhappy with the finished product.

Steel Stud Island construction:
  • .20g or .25 gauge studs
  • 1/2"-3 x 5 or 1/2"- 4 x 8 sheets of Hardie backer board or Wonderboard
  • Fiberglass mess tape
  • High grade synthetic thinset
  • 1-1/2" Bugle Head self tapping screws
  • Sythetic stucco (dryvit or snergy)
  • Tile of choice
  • Grout of choice
 
Tools Needed:
  • Tape measure
  • Fine tip marker to mark the steel studs
  • Angle grinder with 3 wheels - cutoff, diamond blade and a metal grinding wheel
  • Right angle square
  • Drill with #2/bit
  • Tile saw
  • Thinset trowel
  • Grout Applicator
  • Sponge
  • Grout Sealer
  • Liquid Nails


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