Well I am excited to have finally started my first smoker build. I haven't been much of a "forum" guy in the past, but thought SMF looked like a fun and educational tool while building my first smoker! I am excited to be here and look forward to any advice and help along the way. I have been wanting to build a smoker for awhile now, but have shy'ed away due to not being educated in the smoking world. I am ready to dive into it and get started now though! Today I picked up a 300 gallon fuel tank and an old pop-up camper frame for my build. That's all the further I have gotten today mechanically. Since arriving at home, I have started to calculate all of the dimensions on my smoker utilizing several forum posts, especially DaveOmak's, thanks Dave! Attached is a picture of my smoker plans, everyone can give it a look and see what they think. I will post pictures and keep everyone updated through the entire build as I have found that helpful from others while designing my smoker. I am planning a reverse flow smoker as you can see. I am also trying to put together a budget right now and don't have a ton of money to throw at this smoker (college student, however about to graduate!). My budget is $400, can it be done? I already have access to all of the fabrication tools like a welder etc. I am going to price some materials locally, but if anyone would be willing to share their metal prices (angle iron, square tubing, expanded metal) that would be very helpful to make sure I am getting a decent deal. Thanks for all of the help and I hope I can learn as well as help others with this build!