So I have been interested in smoking meats etc for a while now and lately, since the weather is slowly starting to turn, the itch is on and Ive decided to build my own small smoker. I found a small 30" high 18" deep two drawer file cabinet on craigslist for $15 today and picked it up, attached are the beginning pics of what I am working with, I will post more as I go along. As for now, I have a lot of really good ideas flowing for a classy looking finished product. Any suggestions along the way will be greatly appreciated.
This is what I am working with, just perfect for the use I am making of it!
I was relieved to find that I dont have a whole lot of paint or anything like that to burn out, ill likely do some sanding and then get a good fire going inside for a while to burn off any other unknown chemicals or paint. Im going to use the top guide to set my rack on with some extra reinforcement.
As for the drawers, I am cutting the drawer part off and saving the two door fronts and I am going to make hinged doors out of them with some fancy sheet metal work, you will see when i get to that stage. So far that is all I got, this week I will begin slowly working on it while not at work and I will be sure to keep the pictures coming as well. Wish me luck, Im taking my time on this and want to give it a quality finished look.