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Thread: Building shelter for my WSM

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    TVWBB Fan Christopher H's Avatar
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    Building shelter for my WSM

    So my parents are replacing a ton of boards in their deck. My dad was just going to discard the 26 year old cedar but then I thought I could build a small smoker shelter with the wood.

    I have seen a few on virtualweberbullet.com my question is, have any of you built any? If so, what type of base did you use? Wood, metal, etc.? I wasn't sure if I wanted to build with a door or build in 3 separate pieces (legs and base with 24" tall walls, another 24" wall section and then a roof section all held together with some pegs or something along the line. I guess I am going to start researching different designs. My goal is to use this when I do winter smokes to block the wind and insulate the smoker from the elements.

    Any pics, experience, designs, etc. that you can share would be awesome! Once I decide on a design and start planning I will post pics of the progress of the build.
    18.5" WSM and the old ECB

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    http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/coldtemp.html

    This page off the main website has some good examples. I built one from 2" square pvc material and used the fiberglass shower panels for the sheeting. Design mimiced the metal enclosure in the article.

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    Your project sounds cool. Love the idea of the reclaimed cedar. Bet you can make a cool little rustic smokeshack.
    I will offer one suggestion. When I made my WSM cart I started out with a wood bottom. (Pallet wood) but after using the smoker twice and dropping hot coals on the base from the chimney starter , I covered the base with sheet aluminum. Much safer.
    We call it "BAH-b-cue"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank H View Post
    Your project sounds cool. Love the idea of the reclaimed cedar. Bet you can make a cool little rustic smokeshack.
    I will offer one suggestion. When I made my WSM cart I started out with a wood bottom. (Pallet wood) but after using the smoker twice and dropping hot coals on the base from the chimney starter , I covered the base with sheet aluminum. Much safer.
    Awesome! I saw on google images what looked like aluminum. I bet I could find that at Home Depot or Lowes and have them cut to my specs. It will be a cool project for my dad and I. Going over there to talk plans this evening.
    18.5" WSM and the old ECB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christopher H View Post
    Awesome! I saw on google images what looked like aluminum. I bet I could find that at Home Depot or Lowes and have them cut to my specs. It will be a cool project for my dad and I. Going over there to talk plans this evening.
    I saw one table on the forum where they had the smoker sitting in a metal water heater pan....I bet you could adapt that to your plan. . Post some pics when you get going. I'll be curious to see the results..EDIT: the aluminum I used was actually roof flashing.
    Last edited by Frank H; 06-23-2015 at 04:02 PM.
    We call it "BAH-b-cue"
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    Hi Christopher,

    I have build this one for my WSM 18.5", it works great and I have storage for wood chunks and coal . Would like to have a cover above the table and the smoker, but that must be in the next edition

    I used white wood to build mine and then painted it with waterproof paint.

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    I know J Mac has built one as well.

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    This thread has inspired me to build a shelter of my own. I've liberally stolen from Mr. Sfreiesleben's pictures with some modifications.



    I plan to leave the left side open so I can take the smoker in and out from the front as opposed to lifting it up out of the shelter. And I don't know what I will use for the top.

    Suggestions are more than encouraged.
    Last edited by Anthony N; 07-09-2015 at 06:20 PM.
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    The frame is completed.





    Still trying to decide what to make the walls and table top out of.
    Last edited by Anthony N; 07-11-2015 at 06:10 PM.
    22" Kettle 22.5" WSM
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    Looks good , man.
    We call it "BAH-b-cue"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony N View Post
    The frame is completed.

    Still trying to decide what to make the walls and table top out of.
    Maybe if someone has discarded/updated their kitchen counter, if it's deep enough for your unit, just cut to length for the top. Local "donation" centre might have something like that.
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