Originally Posted by ghart999
I too built my first stand from your inspiration. But I recently sold it and am in the midst of my second with some thing I realized I wanted to change. I actually went from 62" wide to 60". What made you go longer?
Also why did you move away from the expandable stem casters? Price?
I am going with stainless steel as I hated the painting part of it.
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I went longer for two reasons.
1. I added onto the two empty spaces next to the burners because of the heat. I made them wider on this build.
2. Also I made the center a little wider then the two burner ends. The center will be used as a shelf or even for the Mash Tun. The Mash Tun is a plastic cooler...so once again I wanted the extra distance because of the heat.
I wanted to add expanded metal for the center. But I like the wooden look. I might just build another wooden platform center for this one.
Overall length for the first build to this one is only by 1 inch.
Original stand length is 62 inches.. This one 63.
For the casters...your right, The price. From about 70 bucks on the original stand to $16 for this one.
For the painting part of the stand. This paint job took me less then an hour to do. Krylon barbecue and stove paint you can find at Walmart. But Lowe's and HD sell barbeque paint as well.
The silver paint is just a Rust-Olem brand metallic paint.
I dont mind painting it. Touch up is really easy with the black paint, It isnt glossy but a flat paint. So it dries in a matter of mins.