Wood Outdoor Kitchens
Not all wood is created equal and careful consideration needs to be made when selecting wood cabinets for your outdoor kitchen. HL Posey Builders will only install wood products that are able to withstand the outdoor elements like Teak or Cypress. These wood species are often used in outdoor furniture and other outdoor applications. Teak is often used throughout the country in boat building, flooring and marine applications. The natural oils in Teak wood make it an extremely strong and durable material, withstanding high levels of humidity, and resisting moisture and damaging effects of our climate. Cypress contains natural oil which attributes to the overall stability, including warping and splitting qualities. Cypress is often used in boat planking, docks, fence posts, shingles, and more. While these two wood species are weather resistant, they do require periodic maintenance as well as an initial application of teak oil at install to maintain their natural color. The process is simple wipe the oil on the doors and drawers with a soft cloth. The boxes for these types of wood cabinets are made of a solid polymer material specifically designed for outdoor use. Please keep in mind that when choosing your grill or any gas appliance that special care needs to be taken to make sure the appliance can be used in a combustible product.