Originally Posted by captndan
Stay away from any conifer wood. That sap really tastes nasty and when you heat it the sap starts to flow.
I was hoping to get away with tongue and groove or ship lap clear white pine...
I've gotten it from this lumber yard before as the exposed side under my patio roof and 3 years in much heat, there is no sap. But I will be picky again when getting this lumber. The structural wood I was planning on using would be kiln dried 2x3s since they are generally nicer than any 2x4s I've seen, and cheaper too.
Will this conifer wood work well enough? I really can't think of doing this in hardwood, as it would definitely break the budget for this. I'm thinking in the $200 - $250 range complete.
I do intend to do only cold smoking and dehydrating in this box so I don't expect temperatures to ever exceed @200
since I haven't really cold smoked, please correct me on temps or other considerations