Wood Base Structure for 60 gal. build??

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by tobycat, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    Is it a crazy idea to use a wooden structure to support my 60 gal. offset build? Has anybody ever seen or done this? I already have three 4"x4" x8' pressure treated and some steel T-plates to bolt it. If you look at the pic it would be easy to replace the bottom runners on my tank and build off of them. Trying to save $ towards a welder  and I could always add steel later. Thoughts?

  2. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    Go for it.
  3. That CRAZY Backwoods.  You can never get him to shut up! [​IMG]  If I understand correctly you want to bolt T plates to the smoke chamber and then bolt Them to 4x4's.  If this is correct, What he said, go for it!. [​IMG]  Look, you may get some charring on the 4x4's but if you plan to replace 'em later when you get a little more change in your pocket, why not?  I will only say 4x4x8 ain't cheap so if you forsee a use for them down the line you might rethink.  Good luck.  Keep smokin!

  4. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    You can get lumber like that free here so why not
  5. backwoods bbq

    backwoods bbq Meat Mopper

    Not everyone has a lot of money and BBQ is all about making due with what you have, you could insulate your lumber with tin foil, scrap aluminum plating, any scrap metal old door hinges whatever you can to insulate. So like I said before "go for it"!
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  6. It should work as long as you don't get too close to the fire box. I have a cousin with a brick pit, and the doors to that are made of plywood skinned with some thin sheet metal. You only looking at about 250 ish at the cook chamber. The wood will handle that pretty well.
  7. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    Guess I need a better picture, if you look closely at the tank there are two dry rotted 3x3's mounted on the ends of the legs that sit about 6" away from the tank. I have two ideas for the "style" of wood base.

    1. Japanese style -look up a Shinto gate  or a ( Torii Gate ) using mortise and tenon and wedges or tapered pin.

    2. Medievil style using large pieces of wood and large T-Plates and carriage bolts painted black.

    3. When I look at the woodstove door  the shape vaguely reminds me of  some type of Japanese symbol but Idea #2 would be much easier.


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