Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Outdoor Kitchen Backsplash

Projects sometimes take awhile...NOT because we are lazy...but because we are formulating the perfect. Sometimes that takes time. The backsplash to the outdoor kitchen is no exception. We have thought and accumulated granite and tried and just hadn't done it. Then, Dee thought of using the river rock...the river rock that is in the Grapevine the lower courtyard...on the Pizza Oven. I hadn't thought of it...but it was PERFECT! So, he rigged a system to cut rock with the tile saw WHILE he worked, and then we place and put...and he cleaned and brushed.
By using a bungee cord, the stone slowly cut. Some cuts took 2 to 4 hours, but they were beautiful cuts. In fact, when I went to select rock to place on the backsplash from the box, I was surprised there were so few rocks, since he had been cutting for days and days. Then, I saw ANOTHER spot...where the rocks he was keeping were. 

He has some granite for the top of the backsplash. There is not quite enough of the thicker granite,but plenty of thinner. So, we are pondering...It's almost done, at any rate. Hurrah!

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