Prices for ceramic cookers have dropped a bit this summer. If you're in the market for one, shop around and find the right one. The one thing you need to consider is where to prop it up. Many brands don't offer every accessory, hence you'll need to buy (bad move) or build your own table.
Step 1: Gather Materials
Counter sink bit
Phillips head bit
1 box 2 inch screws
1 box 1.5 inch screws
Wood plugs (flat top)
80 grit sand paper (get plenty)
16 x 16 slate tile
2x4's - 68 ft (grab extra in case of mess ups)
1x4's - 94 ft (grab extra in case of mess ups)
I salvaged every piece of wood, to include the saw horses. I live in a neighborhood that is still being developed and had the opportunity to visit each build site and pick through scraps. Be carefull if you do this. Some builders have a no salvage policy, so speak with the foreman at each site and get his/her permission. This step will help defray the cost and make this option fiscally viable. If you can't salvage enough, then you might want to buy one.
Step 2: Make Plans
Also pay attention to your own plans. It's easy to get in the groove of sawing and fastening without really paying attention to what you're doing. I made the mistake of turning the 2x4's ninety degrees.