Starting the build for my 6X8 L shaped bbq island. I'm using 20g studs 2 1/2 inch. Hardibacker board with stone veneer on sides and granite on top. 38 inch 5 burner grill with propane connect.
Thanks to this forum I will be using Trex on the bottom of my grill and have a question about install. Why do I see that some bbq islands only have Trex footers. They space the Trex out and have gaps with the metal studs exposed. Why not connect the entire stud to the Trex? Also do I need to use hardibacker on the bottom of the island?? Why not just leave it open?
Looking forward to posting pics of my build.