I'm building a wood brutus type rig as well and I think I got a little overzealous with the size of it. I used 2x6's as the top and bottom and mitered the corners like you did. Instead of nails I used lug bolts (got a whole bunch for free and they look cool). I wasn't planning on doing a top rail but I like the idea.
What's the purpose of the stainless basin and what kind of burners are you planning on using? Two of my burners are going to be the BG14's
and the center burner on the mash tun is the six inch mulit hole burner
. My whole system will be low pressure since I'm using the honeywell 8200 valves.
I was looking to cut down my rig's size to closer to what you have there but was worried about scorching the wood. Care to share your measurements? I plan on staining and coating it and lining the interior with aluminum flashing. I thought it might help also if I put a spacer behind the aluminum to keep it off of the wood about a 1/2". Also, I was planning on using aluminum for windshields around the burner.
My keggles will actually be inset enough that the valves come out just over the top edge of the wood stand (much like ScubaSteves wood rig). I've been out of the country for quite awhile now and can't wait to get back and finish what I started. I've been buying the parts over the last several months so they'll be waiting for me when I get home... STOKED!!
EDIT: How do you plan on mounting your burners?
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