Hoping to start framing my bbq island this weekend, but am not quite sure how I should do my countertop. I purchased instructions from symphonybbq.com and it all looks pretty straightforward, but he only really covers building an island for bbq carts, not for built-ins. I've got a Vermont Castings VCS501SSBI that I got for my 40th bday that's been sitting crated up for over a year and a half because we ended up selling our house in May of last year, moving to temporary housing for 2 months and then buying a home in July. Other projects with the new home, along with a winter that wouldn't end(4" of snow on May 3rd in the Twin Cities of MN) have delayed me until now. Enough for the complaining, back to the countertop question. I plan on going with a stacked stone tile on the sides of my island so I will need a overhang on my countertop to cover that at the top. The easiest solution would be to purchase a granite slab with cutouts for the grill and the side and searing burners I'm going to be installing, but that may be cost-prohibitive. So I am thinking of using granite tile for my countertop instead. In order to get the overhang I need, should I create the base according to the instructions from symphonybbq.com and then create a countertop framed by using steel studs on their sides slightly larger than the base? Should I do something totally different. Help, please!