File Cabinet Smoker

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by adam42, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. adam42

    adam42 Newbie

    I thought I would try building a File Cabinet smoker. I would like to know do I need to remove the stock paint from the cabinet and if so what has been the easiest way of removing the paint. It is an old cabinet I bought from a garage sale. I plan on using a propane burner in the bottom to create the heat while placing my wood chips above it. Thanks for your help
  2. stagsmoker

    stagsmoker Fire Starter


    I left mine as is
  3. Defenitely remove the paint,its not good for u lol,get a good outdoor fire going and dismantle it,toss it in the fire:)of course in the dark of nite;)....burn it off then reasemble.Seen this done before,paint burnt off ok but no heat retention,just one hillbillys opinion ,good luck:)
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yes you'll want to burn the paint off inside and out, unless all you plan to do is cold smoke without any heat.

    Once you have the paint burnt off you can paint the exterior with high temp leave the interior bare metal and spray with veggie oil and heat to set the oil.

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