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Old 07-27-2011, 01:44 AM   #1
beernardo
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Well, here are the first two pics of my stand. You can see it's not small. It's about 2' by 6' and made of PT wood. It'll be living outside on my deck, so I went with the more weather-friendly option. Once it's sealed, the PT nastiness shouldn't be much of a problem...

I guess this isn't much new, just another take on Scubasteve's classic design. It's put together with bolts so that I can disassemble the stand (partially) when I move.

I've actually got the rest of the shelving in, and my kegs are living on it already. I've done a ton of updates since these pictures have been taken, so I'll try to take a couple more tomorrow.
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Old 07-27-2011, 01:47 AM   #2
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Looking good. Definitely post more pics.

 
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:30 PM   #3
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Here are a couple more pics. First one shows the stand's basic architecture. I haven't yet mounted the gas plumbing, but it's essentially done. Pipe still needs painting. The second is a view that shows the rails to mount the SS tube. I still haven't drilled through all the stainless yet, because it's a PITA.
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Old 07-28-2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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Oh! After spending days researching and testing material to use for the top, I realized that a local mill has quality cedar at a nice price. (Actually should have gone for the entire stand out of cedar...) So eventually the middle shelf will be cedar, and each burner will have a removable top. When all three are in place, I'll have a nice cedar tabletop/work station on my deck.

And of course, now that this is 90% done and I could conceivably brew on it next week, we've just started the process of buying a new house. Should be in the house in 30-45 days. I'm a teacher, and school will start then, which means back to working 12 hour days and weekends too. I'll be lucky to brew a batch on this in 2011, I think. Luckily the house has no garage and a giant deck, so my needs for the stand remain the same.

 
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:46 PM   #5
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Very nice. I would love to build something like this but my limited metal fabrication skills keep me from trying. Looks like you have something in place that would make my lack of skill in metal fabrication a moot point. Will you post a picture when you mount your burners? I am curious to see how that would be accomplished.
I too am a teacher and will be going back to working 6 days a week and my brew days will be limited. How deep and long did you make this?

 
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:51 PM   #6
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Looking good. I have something very similar planned for going electric. Looking forward to seeing this complete.
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:22 PM   #7
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37Olive: It's 6' wide and 2' deep. The burners will be mounted by attaching them to a piece of angle iron, that's currently getting primed and painted. I'll try to mount it over the next couple of days and post pics.

 
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Old 07-29-2011, 12:51 PM   #8
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What is the plan for the cedar top? I'd suggest making it a slatted top so the rain runs through it....a solid top will just allow the rain to pool on top of it.



Otherwise, looks pretty good!,

 
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Old 08-01-2011, 01:42 PM   #9
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No solid plan yet, broadbill. I hear you about the pooling and that's good advice. I'm torn between the slatted design and getting a large grill cover to fit over the top during the winter storms and rain.

 
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:43 AM   #10
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Taking a closer look at your rails...are they sitting on top of bolts? Trying to figure out if they are attached to your 2x6's or not...just curious as I have a similar build going on and have not yet decided the best way to mount my rails...

 
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