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Building an enclosure for an MES 40 ?

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I'm looking into some options including a plastic horizontal shed ($120) & a plastic vertical shed ($300).  What would be great is if I could close the enclosure up and smoke through a rain storm (I have no back porch and an umbrella can only do so much in a New England noreaster).  I cant close it up using plastics overnight (not sure I could sleep at night haha). 

 

If I where to build an enclosure for my MES 40, what would be the best and cheapest wood to use?  I can paint it with a deck stain or regular paint to protect the cheap wood and make it look a bit more attractive (i.e. it doesnt have to be cedar etc).  

 

What woods should I look at and what do you guys think the ballpark cost figure would be (wood, door, chimney, ducts etc).  Thanks guys.  

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Something like this?

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Looking good so far. Do you have plans or are you winging it? Would love to pictures of the finished product.

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No no thats an example pic I found.  I dont know where to start.  Just want to do some preliminary research. 

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If it is going to live outside, you are going to want to use pressure treated wood, or cedar.  

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If it is going to live outside, you are going to want to use pressure treated wood, or cedar.  

 

Good to know, thanks.  Yeah I looked at the 2 in. x 4 in. x 8 ft. #1 Southern Pine Pressure-Treated Lumber at Home Depot ($3.77).  It would probably cost then $300 to build, let alone the time invested/mistakes that need to be redone because I've never done something like this before.  I'll keep it in mind but I want to see if those plastic sheds can work first.  Thanks. 

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