Originally Posted by stglide
Next.. start making holes for the vents and rack, and then to the lid. Still unsure exactly how I will end up doing it...
As to a Weber top. On the first drum I built, I just flattened the tops rim with a pair of pliers, then placed the top on the drum and formed the tops lid over the barrels rim with a rubber hammer. It worked OK. Drum #2 was treated much differently and with better end results too. Here's a link to the more involved process which may be helpful to you.