Custom Outdoor Bar & Grill

Custom Grill SketchWe recently had the opportunity to design & build a custom outdoor bar & grill.   Then were looking for a bar that would essentially wrap around a section of their  house in an “L” shape and provide a great entertainment area next to the pool.  The customer preferred more curves than straight lines so we came up with a design that “flows” around the corner of the house and creates a couple of different sitting areas.  The bar would look like Moss Rock with a stone  look counter top using a product called ArcusStone.  After getting her approval from the rendering we started work on the project.


Custom Bar

Because of the size of this bar we had to divide the bar into four sections and build each section one at a time.  

After the base and top pieces were cut we fit the pieces together for the first time to get a true perspective on how big it really was!

Custom Designed Bar

Custom Designed Bar          Custom Designed Bar

After the bar’s base pieces were stuck together, the foam was hand-carved to to give it a stone look.

Plaster base coat and fiber glass mesh were then applied  to give the foam strength and rigidity.  The bar will gain approximately 4-5 lbs per square foot after base coat and texture applications.  After sticking the top surface to the base, it was time to apply the ArcusStone finish to the counter top.

ArcusStone Counter Top

ArcusStone Counter TopArcusStone Counter Top

Custom Designed Bar

Custom Designed BarAfter several coats of paint the bar is really starting to look good!






Custom Designed Bar

Custom Grill

Custom Grill SketchThe grill began from a simple sketch using Google Sketchup.  We first cut a bottom profile view into a large section of foam to create the general shape of the grill area.




Custom Grill

We were then able to make the other cut outs allowing for our grill,  dry storage pantry & side drawers .  





Once again, the foam base was hand-carved to give it a stone-look.  

Custom Designed GrillAfter carving the foam we installed the grill, dry storage pantry & side drawers to see what it would look like.


Custom Designed Grill


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