Hello, I was snooping around getting ideas of building the perfect backyard smoker. I had an upright that I bought about 8 years ago and when burners, some sides, and most everything was wore out, my wife bought me a new one. I hate it. walls are too thin and really cant find one for the right price. I used to be a welder when i was younger and still weld a little. Anyway for not being able to find one i decided to build one and have built several grills in the past. After I started reading I stopped designing it and thought I woulld give it a little more reserch so here I am.