BrickWood Box Experiences and Builders

I want to build the BrickWood Box, it’s perfect! and exactly what I’m looking for in my backyard.

However, I have two concerns about the design, and would appreciate any feedback from any more experienced pit masters or DIY’ers. Also would love to here from anyone that has built and actually used this smoker (not just purchased the instructions:grinning: )

  1. The fire box is on center at on the bottom, the smoke rises vertically into the chamber on the left and then exits on the right - I’m curious about efficiency and heat consistency here.

  2. I’m concerned the chamber may not hold heat well (given they are two stainless steel doors directly on top).

I’m looking forward to getting to know people here!