Cabinet and table top for my 22.5 WSM...FRANKENSMOKE!

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by iluvribs, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    I measured my smokers height and width and kinda went from there, got the idea from this link...   There was no plans so i just winged it i guess, i have some carpentry experience but not a lot, enough i guess, all i really knew was i wanted the grate to set even with the table and a table for food and some where to put the lid, im gonna smoke some ribs tomorrow ( finally got those figured out thanks to all of you [​IMG]) was thinking about insulating the cabinet for the smoker, i'll keep my eye on it tomorrow for sure. I will probably insulate next weekend ( What do you think, insulate ? ) any way here are some pics and will get pics of smoker in it tomorrow with some Q-view of those ribs..gonna use Jeffs sauce and rub Ooooooohhhhhhh yeah[​IMG]P.S. In the early pics this is on legs, later i cut them off and put on casters, good size drawer 7 inches deep for utensiles and therms and a smaller cabinet to stack bags of charcoal, lump and wood, i got a stoker that is being shipped this week, going to build a shelf on the back side of the table for it...made with 3/4 inch plywood , 2x4's and 2x2s I call it......FRANKENSMOKE!

  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    I like that a lot can't wait to see the smoker in it.. real nice job[​IMG]
  3. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    Thanks, i will get pics of the smoker in it tomorrow with the ribs, gonna try to put a video of it on here if i can figure it out , should be around 2:00 pm.
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member


    Now this is a joke and not to say anything about your work or build. Its beautiful, but if it doesnt work out you can always add one of these.......


    sorry I was just in a funny mood..........[​IMG]
  5. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    [​IMG]Thanks, i would hate to be the one who cleans out the cabinet,lol [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That looks really good, great job! Looking forward to seeing the WSM working in it.
  7. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks Great!

  8. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   How about 1/4" cement board if you have to go with insulation?  Makes a great insulator in your type of application.
  9. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    Thats a good idea, right now got it fired up running at 225 and so far nothing is getting hot, no major heat on the sides of the cabinet.
  10. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    Got it all done and fired up, smoking 3 racks of spares w/ Jeffs rub, here are some more pics and will post Q pics when there done this evening, no heat issues yet and i dont expect any.....[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  11. Looks great
  12. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    Well the ribs turned out great,made a batch of Dutches Wicked Baked Beans to go with them and I had no problems with the cabinet heating up at all...the Stoker arrived today so im gonna do a brisket next weekend, i'll post q-view and a review of the Stoker then. I used maple sausage in the beans instaed of the bacon, i was taking pics while we were eating and the wife was shaking her head but she loves the Q.

  13. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The build looks awesome! Only suggestion is to put some vents around the bottom of the smoker area to allow for fresh air draw..... or just prop the door open a bit when you use it. You shouldn't have to insulate it with that rig (unless you want to), I bet it will run in cold weather with no problems the way it sits now.
  14. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking cabinet build.  Looks like it would work good to me.
  15. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    Thanks...there is a 6 inch hole in the back of it to acess the vent in the back and i got a door on it to open if i want, i was thinking of insulation in case it got to hot to protect the wood, not so much for cold weather, when i smoked the ribs today there was enough heat in there so cold weather will not be a problem...maintained temp alot better out of the wind as well.
  16. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah... I need to build something for mine to keep the wind out. If you are just wanting if to heat I would do what NWDave suggested and just buy some cement board and screw it in place, cheap, easy, and fire resistant. [​IMG]
  17. ssb

    ssb Newbie

    Looks great.  I think I'd move the opening as close to the front as possible, make it easier to access the bottom rack.  Great project.  Sure beats the folding table I have next to my WSM.  anything you would of done different
  18. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    man that is a great build.. You did a nice job [​IMG]
  19. iluvribs

    iluvribs Smoke Blower

    When i trimmed the spares yesterday i put those slabs of meat off the spares onto the bottom rack, easily accessed....maybe i would have made it out of 1/2 inch plywood , this thing is awful heavy but its rock solid.
  20. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    Very Nice!![​IMG]

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