I decided to get into smoking my own meats/fish but the idea of building my own smoker was intriguing. I could have gotten one from craigs list or Cabela's but thought it would be more fun to build one. I found a bunch of 2x3s in the 'value wood' section (odds and ends or twisted and warped) at Home Depot and figured they would work for the box. I was going back and forth with what to use for the walls, etc. and decided against the osb I had purchased and priced out cedar ($$$). I found a bunch of 1x4s in the 'value wood' section at Menards and even though they weren't the 6 footers I wanted they were 3 feet or so and I figured two rows of boards wouldn't be so bad.
I have the frame built and I need a section of 1x3 to fill in the back wall and the front door(s) as it will be 27 inches wide. I was looking around for racks to use and figured old oven racks would work well but I was having trouble finding any. My wife called a few appliance stores to see if they had any from ovens that had been scrapped and one place said they had some. I stopped in and they had five that GE sent that weren't the right size for the customer and had been sitting on the shelf. I picked them up for $20.
I'll try to attach some pictures as I go. Any advice would be very welcome.
Here are the side walls.
The box frame put together.
The stack of 1x4s for the walls.