So you fine gentlemen here, really got me hooked bad!! I started with a simple back bacon question, now I have 60 pounds of belly on the way, and of course, had to start a smoker! Mainly because I don't already have enough on my plate, but hey, I needed the distraction right? I had intended to go with a full cedar build, then thought about a cinderblock base, but with winter closing in, I took cues from some other builds I have seen here in my research. I priced cedar lumber for the framing, and holy crap!! It's expensive here!! So spruce framed it will be!! Base framed Sides and front framed, base complete Test fit Sides and front attached to base You can just see the chimney on the top left. Hopefully tomorrow, I will get it closed in, and maybe the roof on. Then I need to build the doors and attach. The burner I have ordered, is the same one Pops and a couple others have used on similar builds from Northern Tool. Bacon hangers are on route, and the A-Maze-N Pellet smoker has arrived, with a supply of pellets.