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

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iluvribs

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I measured my smokers height and width and kinda went from there, got the idea from this link...http://tvwbb.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/8680069052/m/7781033806   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
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) 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
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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!

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iluvribs

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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.
 

boykjo

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I like that a lot can't wait to see the smoker in it.. real nice job
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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.......

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sorry I was just in a funny mood..........
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iluvribs

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

iluvribs

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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.....
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iluvribs

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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.

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jirodriguez

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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.
 

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

iluvribs

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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.
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.
 

jirodriguez

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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.
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.
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ssb

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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
 

iluvribs

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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
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.
 
 

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