I have an opportunity to purchase these plywood boxes. They look like 7/16" or 3/4" plywood. They're only $20 each, and I'm thinking I could invert them to make a smoke house. I've looked at a lot of the builds on the site, but when it gets right down to the nitty gritty, I'm a little lost at where to start. If I did invert them, it would be 4x4x8. That seems like it would be pretty big for an amateur. I thought i could line the bottom with hardibacker or patio blocks to protect from the heat. As far as the heat goes, I'm open to suggestions on propane or electric burners.
Would I be able to do hot and cold smokes with this, or is it going to be too large for hot smokes? If I were going to do hot smokes, how large of a heat source would I need?
Thanks for your feedback.