My Smokehouse Base

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Nepas OTBS #242
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Dec 25, 2010
Rineyville, KY
We bought a riding lawnmower during the summer.
I saved the shipping base.

My new base for my smokehouse. Gotta level and put a solid floor on it.

Looks like a good base. is that going to be the dimensions on it?

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Base is 66x44.
Need to figure out how tall I want it.
Gut feeling ,,, 72" to the top plate if using a trussed roof .
Flat / shed roof ,,, 84" to the high point . Drop 12" to the watershed side .
For the floor I have 1x14 I took from the barn or I have sanded 3/4 mahogany ply that were lids on shipping crates. The barn wood is iffy because I dont know if there could be any toxic or oil in the wood from when they worked on tractors. I'm not sure on the roof yet, trussed may drip water off the side onto a pellet hopper, so a sloped flat may be better, with shingles like my PA smokehouse. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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