I have been watching a lot of the smokehouse builds on here for a couple of years, and decided it was time to build my own. I am in need of more room for sausage smoking, and this seems like the best option. I have looked through everybody's different designs and have borrowed the basic dimensions from TennSmoker. I have made some adjustments to suite myself and my needs, but his design is a very efficient use of materials. I have kept the same dimensions at 3'x3'x6'. This was his thread. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/127538/smoke-house-plans-materials-plus-1st-q-views
I have been purchasing parts for a while now, but I started the actual build this past weekend. I have gotten the front, back, and sides all cut, as well as the base put together. I will try to get some more work done on it this coming weekend, but I have to work Saturday and am on-call Sunday, so it could be the following weekend before I get much else completed.
I have decided to use furniture grade 3/4" Red Oak plywood as I will be staining it when finished. This will also be under a ceiling and wont be getting rained on.
Here is what I have so far.
Here is the front. You will notice a small irregularity in the cut of the bottom door opening. The bevel on my jigsaw was not locked tight, and it started to lean over during the cut. The inside of the opening was not affected, and this will be covered by trim, so no real harm done.
This is the back wall. I used the 3-12" pieces cut off of the front and both sides to make the back. They are held together with 2-1x4s on the outside and a 2x2 on the inside.
Front with the two side walls. I have since cut the side walls for the angled roof. The front will be 72", but the back will be 68". I have also installed the intake vents on the bottom of both sides.
Here is the base. I will also be adding a block in each corner to mount rolling casters, so that it will be mobile.
I will be using the burner from Northern Tools that a lot of people have been using as my heat source, and using my AMNPS for smoke.
Thanks for checking out my build, and of course I will gladly accept any advice or constructive criticism you guys might have for me. I will continue to update the thread as I get more accomplished.