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Cedar smokehouse construction

Discussion in 'Smoke Houses' started by atcnick, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. mike north

    mike north Newbie

    I wasn't even a member of this forum but I just couldn't pass this one up! Someone posted a photo of this on Facebook and I followed the trail to here and I am so glad I did. 

    What an absolutely beautiful thing! Your planning and craftsmanship is impeccable and that would make a great addition to anyone's yard! When are you going to come over and start mine, LOL! Nice job man, really nice

    And for all you Brain trusts that just kept going on and on about not using treated lumber, Get with the programs guys!! 

    Not only does the title Read "CEDAR SMOKEHOUSE CONSTRUCTION" on top of that Lumber treated with chromated copper arsenate (CCA) has not been used since 2004! First the wooden play structure industry agreed to stop using it in 2002. Then the EPA ruled it must be "eliminated in all wood products by January 1, 2004" so Arsenic wood has not been used for almost 10 years now.

    And for the guy with the Cypress wood suggestion, sure it is great in water, about that you are right. Unfortunately it should not be used in locations where it gets hot because it can be an irritant. The oils that protect it so well in water are released when heated can adversely affect people with asthma, cause swelling of eyelids, boils, rashes and headaches.
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
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  2. pipper

    pipper Newbie

    You could use a small steel plate of some sort to put under the cinder blocks on the left and have it extend out so the other cinder block rests on it.  Kind of forming a small ledge.
  3. I have been wanting to make a smoke house of my own, unlike yours I want to use a nature rock base.

    My question is, I had an idea to put a damper in the tube between the fire and smoke house.

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  4. jeffaw

    jeffaw Newbie

    Ok its official ....,, nick makes me hungry.... That is awesome dude , love the bacon smoking . Just seeing the pixs lets me know you are serious about smokin meat
  5. renegadex5

    renegadex5 Newbie

    That smokehouse build is great! Can you give a ballpark estimate on the total construction costs?
  6. medicjc

    medicjc Newbie


    What does the finished product look like. I'm wanting to build something like this. Hope you can share

  7. stonykill

    stonykill Newbie

    the finished product is shown on page 5 in pictures and in video 
  8. hoghollow

    hoghollow Newbie

    I do concrete work and it looks good to me. Want a job?
  9. clipol

    clipol Newbie

    Hi everybody. I can help translating as am Polish myself ;)
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  10. clipol

    clipol Newbie

    Hello Atcnick. After seeing your efforts I started to think whether some of your ancestor was Polish.
    Your meats look great :drool
    Keep up great work...Thumbs Up
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2013
  11. would love to build one  how to make it bear proof ?
  12. Time for me to make a fool of myself.....AGAIN. How do you control the temperature in your smokehouse? It looks AMAZING, by the way. Great craftsmanship.
  13. ewort54778

    ewort54778 Newbie

  14. stonykill

    stonykill Newbie

      if you bother to read the thread you will clearly read that it was not built from plans. But built from images of other smoke houses on the net. And the link is EVEN provided where the inspiration came from. I sincerely wish people would read before posting [​IMG]
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  15. ewort54778

    ewort54778 Newbie

    As far as the masonry, you could probably just put the blocks on top of one another and fill with concrete. That would avoid having to do any masonry work.
  16. smokeybearvii

    smokeybearvii Newbie

    Been a lurker here for a long time, stealing recipes and looking at photos.

    This thread has finally pushed me over the edge to join. Excellent job, looks fantastic! You deserve an award!

    Being a member of many other forums, I know people are hungry for their brand of p0rn... Be it fishing p0rn, hunting p0rn, gun p0rn, land rover p0rn or smoker p0rn pics! And you did a wonderful build and supplied all with enough smoker p0rn pictures for a long time. I love it!

    Congrats on a gorgeous build.

  17. atcnick

    atcnick Smoking Fanatic

    It's funny you say that...  My mom is from Gorzow, my dad from Wroclaw.
  18. j3ff3r50n

    j3ff3r50n Newbie

    You could use solid brick and mortar around the pipe building it up level or use a steel plate to go across bottom of cinder block to support the next layer.
  19. j3ff3r50n

    j3ff3r50n Newbie

    Very nice smoker!!
  20. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    very cool...the pics just keep getting better!