With the fire element mounted it was then time to figure out a way to mount the controls to the firebox. We get a decent amount of wind here so the design needed to offer some wind protection as well.
Step one make a template:
Test fitting of the template
While I was out gathering supplies I saw a great price on a large baking pan that seemed thick enough to use as material for a control panel
Template design reproduced in metal
A little old school hand benchwork
Test fitment of the new control panel