So been lurking on this bbq island forum about a month asking questions etc.
Thanks Jabooh and others for the great feedback to get me started.
The island is small and basic but adding TV stone and concrete countertop to create a rich appearance.
The grill I purchased was the Blaze 32 with searing. I decided not to use a fridge because I figured I would be replacing it every couple of years and didn't have the funds to drop in a high end commercial version.
For storage I will be using a 30" shallow drawer, lower double door storage access and a roll out tank drawer. So splurged a little on these add ins.
Just added the top surface substrate with durock. The side corners and edges have been wrapped and all the surfaces been coated with laticrete hydroban to create a water barrier.
Next steps are to test fit the grill, apply the TV stone and finish the electrical hookup.
Still need to understand the grill drop in and notches Blaze highlights on the PDF download.
The studs are typical H.D. 3.5" and used a tree like lumber between travertine deck and stud plate.
The counter top is the last bit of research and to buy for. As of now I'm planning to use z counterform edges and use quickerete counter top mix. Any other suggestions??
If anyone here has left over edge forming and willing to sell let me know I didn't need a lot of linear ft and they sell a min. of 65ft.
A few pics below of my progress...