The Sunstone Designer Series, Raised Style are the designers’ true friend with seamless horizontal lines. All components have 23″ matched heights and are raised off the finish wall 1-1/2″ so to work with most any island structure including Veneer Stone and Stucco. They, also, have an extra 4” deep inside flange to work with all Masonry Stone types. In addition, the frame is designed with an additional 1/16” frame around all four sides of the component, which makes the components multi-configurable as either Vertically & Horizontally mounted doors within a Single Cut-Out. All Designer Series Components with either Drawer or Cabinet Box includes Two Self-Leveling Adjustable Peg-Legs. Simply block up the front of the component and adjust down the Peg-Legs supporting the back of the box at either ground level or when stacked into unlimited configurations.
All our products are constructed with matching all 304 Stainless Steel, with a elegant #4 Horizontal Brushing and Polished Edges.
With Self-Closing Drawer Tracks you can ensure your drawers close tight keeping your internal items dry from rain or windy conditions.
Venting is a Required option for any island with a Gas Grill or Burner. Additionally vents are needed to vent air-flow and heat in and out of the island interior construction.
For any Liquid Propane Appliance the easiest gas installation is using a portable propane tank which easily connects from below.
With all 304 Stainless Steel Construction for all products you will surely have a product which will last a lifetime. Additionally our Aruba Series Components have 18 Gauge Framing and 22 Gauge Door/Drawer Paneling and , 201 Stainless Steel Drawer Box, which is insulated inside the island from outside weather.
Water-Shed Rain Gutters
All Designer Series Drawer & Door Panels are specially designed with Built-In Water-Shed Channels which help to Shed-Away nearly 90% of all Water from Storms or Sprinklers from getting in the inside Drawer Compartments. For most Outdoor Kitchen components – Water build-up in the drawer or doors boxes is a major issue, which leads to Rust Pitting of the Surface and can Stain your steel. You can rest easy – knowing your Sunstone Designer Series Components are well designed and built.
All Designer Series Components with a either Drawer or Cabinet Box includes Two Self-Leveling Adjustable Peg-Legs. Simply Block up the Front of the component and adjust down the Peg-Legs supporting the back of the box at either ground level or when Stacked into unlimited configurations. Peg-Legs feature a Thumb-Screw on the inside of the box, for easy setup – simply remove the Drawer to drop the leg in back after it is inserted into island cut-out. Leveling is a breeze.
Vertically & Horizontally Configurable
All Components are Horizontally & Vertically Configurable using any two or more Door, Drawer or Cabinet Components. Each Component has Built-In 1/16″ Bevel Frame around all Four Sides, so when any Two are either Stacked or Placed Side-by-Side this combined package will now function as One Single Unit. Add 1-3/4″ Additional Spacing to your Cut-Out’s Height or Width depending on your placement. Also see Adjustable Peg-Legs for further Stacking and Leveling Adjustments.
Extra-Deep Flange & Cabinet Door Hinges
Specially Designed to meet the Heavy Duty Requirements of the Masonry Kitchen, with thicker walls as much as 12″ Inches thick in some cases make it very difficult to install most BBQ Doors. Not the Designer Series Access Doors, with it’s Built-In 4-1/2″ Deep Installation Flange, coupled with the 16 Gauge all 304 Stainless Steel Frame these Doors are sure to last for many more years and are large enough to store All your Outdoor Kitchen components.
All Sunstone Doors are “Self-Rimming”, meaning that whatever the Cut-Out edge looks like, as it is always rough, the product rim will cover all edges, so that the door nicely seals around edge. All Cut-Out dimensions are given with a little breathing room to allow for any mistakes made, like either slightly larger or smaller is usually fine. For a perfect weather seal – try using some Clear Silicone around outside edge of frame.
Once the Door is positioned, locate the multiple “Pre-Drilled Holes” – see that the Island’s Framing is within reach of your Screws. Depending on how Thick your exterior wall is, you may need to locate some longer screws, and or use in conjunction “L-Brackets” in order to extend the inside reach to your islands frame. Make sure you are using the correct style of door that works with your unique island construction method.
The best method to properly align the door centered in your Cut-Out is to Drill Adjacent Screws, Left then Right, Up then Down and so on until door is perfectly centered. While some screws may not meet the framing – that is OK so long as the Door feels sturdy. If you have not already installed the Handles – Please do that now, handles come packaged pinned inside the frame or screwed to inside panel of door, so you may just need to reverse them using a Philips Head Screw Driver.
Match Component with your unique Construction Method
For Wood, Welded, or Metal Stud framed construction were the finished wall is using Medium-Flat surfaces like Stucco, Dryvit or Veneer Brick, our Sunstone Classic Series Flush Style Doors, or Signature Series Beveled Style Doors are perfect options. For Masonry Style Construction Islands, we recommend our Designer Series Raised Style Doors because of their Extra-Deep inner Flange making it much easier to install, also the Signature Series Beveled Style Doors work well also. The Classic Series Flush Style is typically not great for Masonry or Stone Veneer finished walls.
Metal Stud Framed Island
This is the most common type of Outdoor Kitchen Islands, for most “Modular Type” Islands, and even many islands built on-site use Metal Studs as their choice of construction material. It is a superb building material for many reason, easy to work with, fire-proof, and sturdy as it is available in many Gauge thickness for whatever the use. When installing your Door or Component with this type of construction, you will need to use a “Self-Tapping Screw’s” – which are available in bulk at any local Hardware Store.
The use of Masonry materials is very common among Contractors/Pool Builders, who use materials like Cinder Blocks very often preferring this type of construction for it’s Low-Cost attributes and easier building methods. If your Island is built in this way, you must pay closer attention to the Cut-Out Width & Height, since the average Block Height is 4″, 8″ or 12″ Inches and will not allow for any variance to these measurements without actually cutting into the stone. Use a Hammer-Drill and a Concrete Drill Bit to make the Holes, then use the Hammer-Drill once again this time using a Self-Tapping Concrete Bolt. Other methods include using the masonry’s concrete mortar around back frame of door, or even using “Nail-Glue”, important note – for either of these other methods you will not be able to remove your door later if needed. Locate The Hammer-Drill, Concrete Drill Bit in the Hardware Section, or Concrete & Masonry Blocks in the Building Materials Section of your local Hardware Store.
Wood Framed Island
IMPORTANT: Do Not have Combustible Materials within 24 Inches of any Gas/Electric Appliance. Additionally, we do not endorse or recommend using combustible materials to construct your outdoor kitchen island.
For Wood Framed Island Construction is is Extremely important Not to use any wood within 24 Inches of BBQ Grills. Wood framed is fine for Bar/Sink areas and or Storage compartments. If your island is mostly wood, just substitute for Metal Studs while within the 24 Inches of BBQ Grill or Burner. When installing a Door or Component to all Wood Framed Islands, locate the Pre-Drilled holes on the inside rim of Door perimeter. Locate some “Deck Screws” from your local Hardware Store.