Ok- Here we go with the build of the “No Name” smoker. After research on the web and primarily this site I decided to build my smokehouse approximately 3X3X6’ out of 1” cypress lumber. Started with Cypress 1X12s and ripped them in to 5.5” strips. After this I ship lapped the planks to help fitment and sealing of the smokehouse. During this phase I also routered the edges at a 45 to give it a paneling look once assembled.
Next up was the assembly of the two side panels and the back panel. I spaced the shelves 10” apart (had no idea what spacing was best, but decided on this as the shelves will be removeable).
Next up was the door- I took the same planks used on the other sides and built the door with frame and 3 strap hinges. Wanting to keep the build using wood materials as much as possible I decided to build a wooden door latch as well. I will be adding the finishing touches to the door when I bolt it on after final fitting.
On to the top construction – I decided to make the top construction flat and have the center plank (5.5” wide piece) slide from end to end of the smoker to allow indefinite adjusting of the exhaust. (I am hoping this works well). I will be adding a gable roof soon to keep the water out.
Next up, a shelf on the exterior wall to sit the wireless thermometer on and whatever else.
I will have the flexability to use a propane heat source as well as charcoal and an amazing pellet smoker. Whew! I think that’s it….for Phase I anyways. More to come-
Edited by gonzalesdave - 1/20/12 at 12:03pm