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        Hi all,

        first post. seeking suggestions. I'd like to build a cabinet that will be permanently outside next to a grill. I'd like it to be weatherproof so most of the year I can keep grill tools, grate etc in it. I've seen plans online that suggest using backerboard but I cant find plans that include how to finish the inside so it is ok to store cooking equipment in it. I live in Virginia so 9-10 months are above freezing and no snow. mostly just need it rain proof etc on the outside and finished to hold cooking equipment on the inside.

        any help is greatly appreciated!

        Posts: 1 | Registered: Sep 02, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        Your inside 'finish' can be as simple as plywood. You could also use any sheet type siding (like T1-11). Outside, all you need to do is to build it like a house. Use a siding material that matches or compliments your house and roofing to do the same. No need to insulate as it's not temperature controlled.

        Posts: 10430 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        the only inside "finish" you need is...none. the grill doesn't care what paint color you choose. or whether there is anything more than bare studs, for that matter.

        since food odors will follow the grill and utensils, be sure to put mouse traps and fly strips in there.

        sig: if this is a new economy, how come they still want my old-fashioned money?
        Posts: 5823 | Location: North Burbs, MN | Registered: Mar 14, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        If you found a metal tool cabinet or another metal storage cabinet of the right size, you could also build a wood frame around it, and finish/side with the concrete siding boards.
        Posts: 6894 | Location: Plains and Mountains | Registered: Sep 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        You could make this out of wood or fiber cement siding materials. Hardi-panel would probably be my first choice depending on the size. Hardi-plank siding would probably have too big of a scale for the cabinet. The key will be the finish you choose to protect the wood or fiber cement material with. If you went with wood I'd probably opt for cedar which is naturally resistant to insects and rot.

        Here is a cool cabinet a scout built as an Eagle project that shows what you can do with properly protected wood.

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