Hi all. I'm looking to build one as the brick goes we'll with architecture in area (Northern NJ) and I also think a nicely built one can look beautiful. I found this on you tube and thought this is about exactly what I want....a smoker/ grill. I have never done masonry work, but I am very handy. Mech Eng by trade. Do most of cars , bikes, house work on my own so I am pretty good with manual labor. My main thoughts when looking at build posted is design, dimensions, mortor, and doors/grill shelves. I see some people have just used fireplace items but just need to make sure. Also, there is a lot of info on flue, size, etc that I would like clarification on. Lastly, how do you actually connect the metal doors/shelves to build? Is it between brick and mortor? Are they custom pieces ? What is best type of mortor/concrete to use? Thanks!