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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #50 on: April 24, 2012, 01:57:47 AM »
Craig, I have to say that your prep station may be the best looking thing I've seen on this forum, and that is including everyone's beautiful pizza pies! LOL, maybe I can get to building one of these when I get my cabin built back home in the next year.

The design on your station looks awesome, the trays make it look extremely professional. Better than what I have seen at many restaurants around where I live, and that is the absolutely truth. I am sure it makes your pies turn out even better too. A good mise en place makes all the difference when I am trying to cook pretty much anything. But again nice job and great carpentry skills!     -Cory
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #51 on: April 24, 2012, 10:58:01 AM »
Thank you Cory. My first thought was to build it pretty utilitarian, but I decided I wanted it to look nice and represent The Garage well.

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #52 on: April 24, 2012, 10:25:46 PM »
The best looking prep table ever!

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #53 on: August 15, 2012, 03:10:56 PM »
impressive

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #54 on: August 16, 2012, 09:26:23 AM »
Craig, that thing is awesome!  Even Norm from The New Yankee Workshop would be inspired.

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #55 on: August 16, 2012, 09:34:44 AM »
Craig, that thing is awesome!  Even Norm from The New Yankee Workshop would be inspired.

Thank you. That's quite a complement.  :)
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #56 on: November 05, 2012, 12:11:15 AM »
that set up looks amazing! I love it man

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #57 on: November 05, 2012, 08:14:44 AM »
Thank you. It really improves pizza making experience.
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2012, 12:35:10 PM »
Wow, that's great craftmanship. I am picturing it with a couple of small refrigeration units underneath (sort of like the "dorm room" type but sized to fit) it looks like they would slide right under.

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2012, 01:25:33 PM »
Super nice job on the prep table.

you may want to incorporate a plug or small valve for draining melted ice. You can use the valve on the 2 1/2 gallon water bottles.

An extra bottom shelf may be useful, for a cooler or to store stuff.  A  beer opener. will be nice too.

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #60 on: November 27, 2012, 02:26:20 PM »
Super nice job on the prep table.

Thanks Bert.

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you may want to incorporate a plug or small valve for draining melted ice. You can use the valve on the 2 1/2 gallon water bottles.


It has one, and it's a little more heavy duty than a water bottle valve.  ;D

http://www.pizzamaking.com/forum/index.php/topic,18634.msg181563.html#msg181563 (2nd, 3rd, and 4th pics down)

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An extra bottom shelf may be useful, for a cooler or to store stuff.  A  beer opener. will be nice too.

It was designed so a 120qt fits nicely under it. There is easy access to the cooler from the back side.

It probably won't get a bottle opener, but one of these days it's going to get a cool wine glass holder I designed.

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #61 on: November 27, 2012, 05:01:27 PM »
It has one, and it's a little more heavy duty than a water bottle valve.  ;D

Definitely more heavy duty than a water bottle valve...


It probably won't get a bottle opener, but one of these days it's going to get a cool wine glass holder I designed.

Wine glass holder will be a nice too.

Very impressive design.

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #62 on: November 28, 2012, 08:21:21 PM »
That's a very nice build. Great pizza oven. Any houses for sale next to you? We can swap pizza for smoked pork & ribs.
Wish I had a smaller version of your oven. Maybe one day.

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #63 on: November 28, 2012, 08:52:22 PM »
Craig that thing is gorgeous!feels like it  should be on a boat?
Here is my little  Pizza prep rail only.
I whipped this up from a single 4" X 8' piece of PVC board. It took around 30 minutes all in! cut nailed and screwed. I use this for smaller  parties where I do not have t bring the big refridgerated prep table. Works quite slick ! Just going to add a clear lid with Piano hinge this winter. The  Dough trays go in insulated bag, ingredients in cooler and refilled here as necessary. Mind you this is No where near the show piece that Craig has put forth but just want to show all the other end of the homemade spectrum or at least give some other thoughts for those who don't posses the norm Abram skills and resources of TXcraig. I pick this baby right up pack up the ice packs and just  throw it in the van ! Use the same pans from prep table and works on any table so now I can get another BIGGER oven and use this unit with the smaller oven. did I say another oven  ???
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2012, 05:54:57 PM »
Slick as a bugs ear John! Real nice....please, what is the layered material/product you used in the bottom of the trough. Do you put ice on that, directly under the containers?  Thanks.
Bob

edit: looking again, are those sections of ice?
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #65 on: November 29, 2012, 08:56:58 PM »
Nice build John.  I can handle doing/ storing something smaller like this. Did you have to caulk the joints to keep it from leaking?

Bob it looks like styrofoam.
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #66 on: November 29, 2012, 09:04:52 PM »
Yes its Styrofoam and I use Ice packs (fits under bottom and on side)  or Ice.  Caulk ? its PVC so I have small drainage hole and just dump it out and dry it off. Foam comes right out, that was an afterthought where I just broke it close to size over the edge of bench, and stuck it in May get the fancy smooth insulatiuon and actualt cut it to size  ;)
works well I can say that. Will put up a picture with lid when done. I made it about 3 ft accross use the 1/6 pans and holds ALOT! 8 or 9 toppings. or 7 and cheese. Much better than those little Bar Garnish / Cherry holders
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #67 on: November 29, 2012, 09:07:37 PM »
Thanks Gene...it sure does. Wonder if this somehow wicks the water away allowing the ice to do it's job longer and also necessitates the need for a drain. Look forward to 007's input... 8)

edit: just saw your response John, thanks ...sweet 'lil setup.
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2012, 11:42:31 PM »
Thanks Gene...it sure does. Wonder if this somehow wicks the water away allowing the ice to do it's job longer and also necessitates the need for a drain....

I don't think styrofoam is going to wick anything.  I have never had a styrofoam cup leak, wick, or sweat.  In my part of the world, I wake up to 85 degrees and 95 percent humidity a great portion of the year.  The ice is gonna melt, thus my question about caulking the joints of the box. You could nail and screw all you want, but the water is going to go somewhere.  Probably why Craig used fiberglass resin to coat the inside of his box.  The drain just adds a convienent way to drain it into a bucket or whatever the next morning.
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #69 on: June 24, 2013, 04:26:57 PM »
I added a bar and stools.
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #70 on: June 24, 2013, 04:33:54 PM »
I added a bar and stools.
You know I'm moving to texas within a few months. Is there an OpenTable link for those bar stools?

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #71 on: June 24, 2013, 04:35:18 PM »
I added a bar and stools.

Nice touch!

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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #72 on: June 24, 2013, 05:11:46 PM »
You know I'm moving to texas within a few months. Is there an OpenTable link for those bar stools?

No, direct reservations only. Where in TX are you moving?
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Re: DIY pizza prep station
« Reply #73 on: June 24, 2013, 06:39:15 PM »
Great table/bar! Nice job!
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« Reply #74 on: June 24, 2013, 07:02:21 PM »
No, direct reservations only. Where in TX are you moving?

Dallas/Fort Worth area. It is probably around 90% that we will be moving out of CA. Not a 100% thing yet.


 

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