Turn that old filing cabinet into a smoker!

Filing Cabinet Smoker

The start of the summer holidays is widely regarded as the unofficial kickoff to the backyard grilling season. But the calendar is becoming increasingly irrelevant as our shared love of all things grilled and smoked becomes more of a year-round obsession  – even in regions that experience cold winters!

That’s probably why there are lots of smokers and even more plans to make one. But how many are conversation starters like this one??? Old filing cabinets are easy to get hold of – often for free! So, if you’ve ever wanted to have your very own smoker you will surely love this idea.

The digital era has indeed taken away the need for a lot of the common items we used to have back in the ’90s. And though many people and businesses still do need filing cabinets, there has been a decrease in demand for this furniture. Just take a trip to your local thrift stores, or search up Craigslist or Gumtree and you won’t have a hard time finding a couple of these units! Maybe you’ve already got one at home storing moldy old papers that should have been thrown out years ago!

Yes – filing cabinet paints s can contain some hazardous chemicals, but there are paint removers and spray paints for grills that you can use to make your DIY smoker safe.

Filing Cabinet Smoker

We say this is one relatively easy DIY smoker project that anybody can do. You’re not only helping reduce trash from the landfill, but you’ll also end up with some delicious meals on your dinner table! So stop filing paper and start filing a few epicurean delights :D!!!

You’ll need these materials:

And these tools:

  • Hack Saw
  • Drill
  • Pliers
  • Screw Driver
  • Tin Snips
  • Hammer
  • Grommet/Punch Press
  • Miter Saw

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