Outdoor Kitchen Station and Sink
Outdoor Kitchen Station:
Use an old dresser (or look for an inexpensive one at a garage sale or flea market) to build an outdoor kitchen station. Remove the 2 bottom drawers and save for another use--we like using them as outdoor planters. Cut 2 pieces of wood to the same size as the drawers--these will become shelves. Give the pieces of wood and the dresser a quick coat of outdoor paint (remove the knobs during painting, replace when dry.) Place the dried wooden boards inside of the spaces where the bottom 2 drawers used to be (1 in each) to form a flat surface. Store the cookware in these areas. Attach a paper towel holder and utensil hooks to the side of the dresser for additional storage. We topped our dresser with a large cutting board to form a work surface. Enjoy!
Pro tip: Use cast-iron griddles and pans on the grill.
- Old dresser (or inexpensive flea market purchase)
- Outdoor paint
- 2 pieces wood (cut to the same size as the drawers)
- Large cutting board
- Paper towel holder
- Utensil hooks
Turn your hose into a faucet by attaching a reducing coupling to an elbow coupling (adhere plumber's tape on all of the threading), then connecting to the hose. Drill a hole in the top of a sturdy, high stool and thread the piping through, then attach a spigot on the front side of the stool. If you don't want to drill a hole through the stool, you can attach with tape or zip ties--just make sure it is tightly secured so that you don't get splashed.
For the basin, drill a hole through a bucket or tub (a galvanized metal one is great). Insert a sink drain in the hole (optional) to secure it to the seat of the stool, taking care to align the drainage holes. If you don't use a drain, use rope to secure the basin to the stool. Place a smaller bucket on the ground under the drain to catch the water. To use, turn on the hose and use the spigot to turn on and off.
- Basin with drainage hole cut out (we like a galvanized tub)
- Reducing coupling
- Plumber's tape
- Elbow coupling
- Stool with drainage hole cut through the seat (must correspond with basin drainage hole) and hole cut for spigot on seat back
- Drainage bucket
- Sink drain (optional)