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    Default How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    I want to add one of these to my very small apartment balcony.
    https://lks.co.za/product/gas-braai-...and-cast-iron/

    What i am thinking of doing is getting a piece of laminated pine, cutting it to size, and then installing that on a few brackets.
    Does this braai simply drop in like a stove? or does it need to rest on something?

    I would then throw on a few coats of velvaglo to the pine to weatherproof it (balcony is exposed to the rain).

    Am I on the right track? Any photos of similar installations would be great.

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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    I think a steel frame might be better so it is supported by the wall and legs. I would be concerned about the heat transferred from the braai to the wood.

    Great idea though, would work well.
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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    Considering it is on a balcony would a free standing gas braai not give a bit of flexibility?

    Second Sean's comment. Be carefull of heat transfer to the wood. Last comment, even if painted properly standard pine doesn't like exposure to the elements. Possibly look at marine ply, sealed then painted if you want to go the wood structure route.
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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    Quote Originally Posted by leeza View Post
    I want to add one of these to my very small apartment balcony.
    https://lks.co.za/product/gas-braai-...and-cast-iron/

    What i am thinking of doing is getting a piece of laminated pine, cutting it to size, and then installing that on a few brackets.
    Does this braai simply drop in like a stove? or does it need to rest on something?

    I would then throw on a few coats of velvaglo to the pine to weatherproof it (balcony is exposed to the rain).

    Am I on the right track? Any photos of similar installations would be great.
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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    I wouldnt use wood for a shelf outdoors like that. You'll be replacing it every year.
    Would that braai even need a shelf? Would it not be possible to install two sturdy brackets, and fix the braai straight to the brackets?
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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    Steel frame on castors, hidden by bamboo logs coated in fibreglass resin.
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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    Quote Originally Posted by Gootka View Post
    Considering it is on a balcony would a free standing gas braai not give a bit of flexibility?

    Second Sean's comment. Be carefull of heat transfer to the wood. Last comment, even if painted properly standard pine doesn't like exposure to the elements. Possibly look at marine ply, sealed then painted if you want to go the wood structure route.

    I should have mentioned the reason why I want a small braai is my balcony is 5m2 and there is not space for a freestanding braai, so I need something really minimal. I think i will write off wood as an option here as others have also alerted me to the fire risks apart from the weather issue. A small piece of quartz remains an option I guess

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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    I wouldnt use wood for a shelf outdoors like that. You'll be replacing it every year.
    Would that braai even need a shelf? Would it not be possible to install two sturdy brackets, and fix the braai straight to the brackets?
    The braai only weighs 8kg so fixing it directly to the wall remains a solid option, the reason why i wanted a bit of countertop is to have a bit of a work surface and so that any overflow mess on the sides of the braai can be wiped up rather than getting on the floor.

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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    If you haven't bought your braai yet, why not consider one of those wall mounted types? When its not in use, fold it away and take up less space. Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    Quote Originally Posted by Chopped View Post
    If you haven't bought your braai yet, why not consider one of those wall mounted types? When its not in use, fold it away and take up less space. Click image for larger version. 

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    Nothing purchased yet, that also seems like a great idea as it has an integrated splashback

    Do you know who makes them?
    Last edited by leeza; 2021/06/01 at 11:19 AM.

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    Default Re: How to "build in" LKS gas braai

    To be honest, I knew I'd seen them on Facebook etc, but I just Googled wall mounted gas braai.
    Quote Originally Posted by leeza View Post
    Nothing purchased yet, that also seems like a great idea as it has an integrated splashback

    Do you know who makes them?

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