Am in the planning stage of building a wood construction smoke house. My first question is about the type of lumber to use. I know not to use anything treated and have been scanning builds in the forums. It seems cedar is the main choice. Is there a reason to use cedar over other woods? I was thinking about using red oak, is this a suitable wood? Would definitely appreciate any and all thoughts and comments. Thanks to all.
- categorySmokerstagged by Davidhef88, 11/10/13
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Hello zom. I think cedar is just a choice thing ( visual appeal, no painting needed? ). Others have used other woods including ply. I would have been worried about ply; glues and all, but that is what Pops made his from. If Pops gives his OK, good enough for me. I see no reason red oak will not work fine. As you said, as long as it ain't treated should be fine. Good luck. Keep Smokin!
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