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Unread 01-10-2014, 09:03 AM   #16
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This type of design will be my next smoker.
For cost versus cubic feet, and shelving area, you simply can't beat a DIY design made of wood.
Sure, I'l love a big monster Lang type rig, but I simply can't afford it.

Awesome thread, thanks man.
How much have you spent on this project?
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Bob, you should be able to build this for around $200. Mine is very similar (minus the AL) and it was a hair under $200. Very easy to build.
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Rancid Crabtree...

I thought your name was colonel00...
Yikes, I guess I should have clarified that this isn't mine. Just found it on an Alaskan outdoors forum that I like to read.

Also, for what it's worth, the poster said he spend roughly $300 in materials but has no idea how much time he put into it.

http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...=1#post1356870
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Chris, Do you have any pics of yours?
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Oohh.....I thought the one I was looking at was the one in the other thread.

The wood is cheap, I know how much that is, I've made a hundred projects with wood. It was the sheetmetal I've was specifically wondering about, as I've never bought any. Not sure I'd even know where to go to buy sheet metal.
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Chris, Do you have any pics of yours?
Sure.

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Do you have this lined with metal or is it all wood? What does the inside look like?
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I see he is out of Wisconsin. Seems like I saw pics of his build before but can't place it. He did a great job!

Mine cost a lot less than 300 but I had most of the materials on hand from another project. I needed something big enough to hold 2 pigs worth of hams and bacons at a time. It's worked out great for me.

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I see he is out of Wisconsin. Seems like I saw pics of his build before but can't place it. He did a great job!

Mine cost a lot less than 300 but I had most of the materials on hand from another project. I needed something big enough to hold 2 pigs worth of hams and bacons at a time. It's worked out great for me.

that's awesome. do you have directions for the build or a link to it?
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that's awesome. do you have directions for the build or a link to it?
Thanks! It's probably 8 years old and still doing great.
Here's a link (on my blog) to how I built it..
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Do you have this lined with metal or is it all wood? What does the inside look like?
It is all wood. You don't need to line it.





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It is all wood. You don't need to line it.
That is sweet! How hot can you get it or want to get it or want to get it?
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I love this thread.
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That is sweet! How hot can you get it or want to get it or want to get it?
I can do 250-275ish without issue.
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I want one....
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