Well I have never built a smoke house, just one deer blind that didn't turn out so well. I have never really smoked anything, tried years ago with an electric burner and pan with pellets and it didn't go so well. Fast forward to me deciding it was time to make my own jerky/sausage from venison. I looked around for plans and couldn't really find anything. I found this site searching and saw some cedar builds, but that was out of my price range. I drew up a 3d model on the computer and had a pile of 2x4's laying in the garage for another project and just started cutting. The first day I had cut most of the planks I would need, and went to the store to get some additional wood and vents. I ordered the NT burner and hose today. I went out and started screwing the framing together. This build will have an outer frame of pine, with a cedar liner. My thought is to use house roll type insulation and then plywood t1-11 type shell. Is the insulation over kill?
I cant believe how nice the weather has been here in Michigan, looking like we wont have a white Christmas this year.
This framing is different, your looking at the bottom and the door opening is face down. I have plans to make this 3pnt compatible. I bought some category 1 pins and will mount them on the sides. Future pictures will show that feature better. I'm not sure where I want to put the smoke house, so this will allow me to move it as needed. I will simply set it on some cement blocks to keep it out of the grass.
Here is the front. I didn't install the cross stringers for the doors yet, those will be added tomorrow. I didn't want them in the way while I lined the inside with cedar fence planks.
Cedar floor going in. With the spread you cant stand on it, but the depth is only 24". Maybe a good time to give the dimensions. The cedar box is 28x24x68. I will put a 3/4 plywood floor on the very bottom, likely treated. I finished boxing in the cedar, but it was too dark out for pics. Ill get some more tomorrow.
Since the cedar fence slats are 1/2" or so, they likely wont support much weight. I'm going to run 2x2 pine stringers outside the cedar attached to the main frame. I can then attach some 1x pine on the inside to support racks/rods. I'm thinking 6" spacing for a total of 8 shelves, first one about 6" from the top. I purchased (3) 2x10 floor grates that are adjustable. (2) will go up on the sides and (1) will go on the small door. I will likely line the first 18" around the bottom with cement board, but as big as this is, not sure its really needed?
Edited by kenn1320 - 12/13/14 at 9:17pm