I've bee plugging away at mounting my Dickinson Bristol diesel cooking stove that will also double as the cabin heater in the colder months. I had to allow for 2" of airspace around the unit with 1/2" of insulation material all the way around. After building in the rough cabinetry I used concrete board in preparation for ceramic tile. To keep the stove in place I cut and installed some aluminum angle bar and u-channel to act as a guide. The stove unit will slide into place and latch under the u-channel.
For now, the tile is set and the next step will be to add grout. I'll be picking up some copper fuel lines and fittings this week to finish the install between the day tank and the main tank. I'll update another post to show that progress soon...
Dream it. Design it. Build it. A hobbyist at heart, I'm usually asked, "Wouldn't it be cheaper and easier to just buy that?!?". Sure, but then I wouldn't understand it and appreciate it like only a do-it-your-selfer can!