Advice on building an outdoor kitchen Is cedar of Hardie board better for the roof over an outdoor kitchen?More questions here at homeshowradio.com. Today, Mike has one about an outdoor kitchen. I like outdoor kitchens. I love them too. And this guy, what he’s doing is, he’s rebuilding it under a patio. And that’s part of his challenge. Mike writes, this area has a Hardie panel ceiling and we’re going to replace it after the electrical work is done. And we’re struggling between installing Hardie plank bead board again or stained cedar planks. Mike wants your opinion, Tom. What do you think? The Hardie versus the cedar for a ceiling plank. You’ve got a couple options. I’m not sure how you’re into barbecuing, because some people will really smoke it up and it gets real stained up there. And you might want to pressure wash it once in awhile, lightly. And if that’s the case, the cedar probably would be better. Although at the same time, to give it on the other side, Hardie is a real durable product. And you could just coat it with a new coat of paint every few years and not lose it either. So you can really do one or the other. It just depends how much real barbecuing you’re doing. Some people grill hot dogs and some smoke entire half sides of beef. Moo. So depends what you’re doing. So I think either way would be fine. If it was yours? If it was mine, I would do the Hardie. But I like painting. If you want that real wood look, then the cedar’s the only way to go. Tom paints like little clouds on it and stuff. Actually, I do have a mural around my kitchen. Do you have a question? Palm tress. Tom has answers. Artistic answers sometimes even. Yes. Click on the button. Send it our way. We’ll answer it in one of these videos or Sunday morning. Tom’s here every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, to help you out with home improvement tips from HomeShow Radio and SportsRadio 610. Related Posts5 ways to make sure you get the grill that’s right for your backyardDoes Hardie lap siding perform like cedar?Do I need to replace my roof decking?Keeping Wood FreshHow can I get hot water in my kitchen faster?