Hello, I have searched the forum and havent found my question totally answered, so here it goes. I have decided to replace my cheap Char Griller sidebox which ive used lump in for the last 3 years. So since my wife is a welder and works in a shop where i can get metal at scrap rate i drew up some plans and let her loose. went from this: to this: Of course its not complete yet but its home where i can finish it..Kind of cool what my wife did here for me with the help of another co-worker.cook chamber is 24"X40" I used the pit calculator for all of my dimensions so i hope it works.. My Fire box id 1/4" so i was thinking about wood, but i have only a very basic idea how to do it..I tried wood in the old smoker, but every time i added some wood i got to much smoke until it burned down..Is there a good tutorial on burning wood somewhere that i am just not finding? or would any of you like to write something out for me? Thanks Jason oh yeah in this pic i have exactly $62.49 into it, i have since made grates, handles ETC. so im up to $120 still about $35 less than i paid for my CharGriller..