1. I am looking for inspiration on how to build some shelves for my smoke house. I will have the normal routed side boards to hold dowels near the top. I want to add trays for smoking layers of jerky in it. I was figuring on buying a sheet of concrete screen and cutting the trays out of it. I was not sure how I would best support all these trays every 2" or so and wanted advice.
2. Wife wife wants me to ask, if I should use a catch pan at the bottom. She says ants will be all over it, ect and ect. I figured a catch pan is might block the smoke some, but what do I know.
3. Another thought came to mind while trying to finish this. I thought of buying an 1/8" steel plate to sit over the foundation, between the wood. Cut a 2" hole in the top that I can use as a damper. I can place a whole chicken or what ever in the bottom, add the top plate and turn the base block into a hot smoker and the smoke house just become a big chimney for this cook. Thoughts?