I am new to this forum but have been watching it for a while. I am from South West Oklahoma and have been smoking for about one year. I have a propane vertical smoker and an electric vertical smoker. I have a wood burning smoker being built because I think I would prefer to smoke with a wood fire instead of what I have been using. The smoker that I am having built is a 24inch diameter x 36 inch long with a bottom mounted fire box with a diffuser plate below the cooking grate with space for water pans between it and the cooking grate. I am leaving a gap on the side and the front for the smoke and heat to pass through. I have used information gathered on this forum mostly for the building plan.