Today is day 3 into my build, about 8 hours worth of work.
Framing for the main grill and side burner is complete. a nacksplash and L attachment will be next.
I used 2.5x1.25" 25 gauge steel tracks for the frames. Sides will be covered with 1/4" and top will be 1/2" hardibacker. I have a 12" overhang at the bar area which will be supported with 1/2" iron angle bars.
grill area will be 28x98 and bar is 26x74
overall studs were cut 35" height. After adding the composite decking board, i can flush a 3x5 hardiboard with minimal cutting. Completed height should be about 37.25".
Finish sides will be covered with Dryvits and granite countertop