He really had no understanding of a side firebox, but made this one out of 1/4 plate steel.
I can still fit a chimney starter inside and 24 inch pieces of what ever wood I'm in the mood for.
With the large groups I tend to feed, I wanted double racks, another thing he was not used to. I can smoke 11 full slabs of pork ribs and still have room for a 1/4 sheet hotel pan for moisture.
I put in Temp guage when I first got it homw. and it was done.
In its final resting place. Door does not seal as well as I would like but other then that I love it.