I have never owned a smoker. I have used my friends traeger a bunch but its time i get my own. I dont want to spend thousands and i dont want a cheap no good smoker so ithought if i built my own i would be able to control the quality. Im not the handiest person so it might be a little hard but i believe the quality will be better that a cheapo. I have a few problems though. One where to get a door and how to installit. 2 how to install a damper. 3 how to insulate it. Thats all that comes to mind now but if anything else comes up ill be sure to post. Thanks for your answers in advance.