Just joined and this is my first post of many i hope. Also sending a big hello over from the emerald isle. I live on the west coast of ireland and im a keen fisherman, mostly for atlantic salmon. Ive yet to smoke my own salmon but after tasting a piece of smoked salmon a friend gave me at the wknd, im kean to start smoking my own because it was delious to say the least. Ill be building a small 2x2ftsq x 3.3ft high with T&G 22mm pine. Ill be using 6x1 t&g and im wondering would i need to glue the joint to stop any potential leaks or just nail in ase the glue could be toxic. Can i varnish the exterior or could the varnish leech through to the interior and potentialy get into the salmon when smoking. Ill be buying an 800watt eletric hotplate but im wondering how would i regulate the temp inside the smoker. Ive seen thermostates that measures the temp but wondering how it can be controled. Isnt it 200 degrees i smoke the salmon or maybe less i dont know. Ill be buying the timber in monday and hopefully make this smoker during the week. Is there any paticular nails i should order for the smoker. What about smoke leaks because if my woodwork skills arent that great, would a small leak here and there cause problems. What size chimney should i use and can it be made in timber.