Step 2: Doin' stuff/build the frame
In this step you should build a frame to hold up the smoker. I took some measurements of my height and figured I would make my frame tall enough to place the meat at waist level so I don't have to bend over and so I can see what is going on. If you need to consult you library for a book on ergonomics now would be a good time.
I would scrounge around for materials. You could maybe make this out of wood as long as the firebox doesn't catch it on fire. I used some 1" square steel tubing from my local metal yard. They had piles of it out on a rack that they sold to me by the pound. It is very cheap this way compared to pricing out perfect tubing. By whatever works. I used a Harbor Freight chop saw I bought with a 20% off coupon to do all the tubing cuts and it saves a ton of time and does better cuts than a angle grinder.
I am not going to hold your hand on this one since I have no idea what materials you would use or what size barrel you might use so just watch some monster garage or read some books and use your brain.
I didn't fasten the smoker to the frame in any way I just made sure that the frame width was such that I could just set the smoker on it and it would fit nice and tight and rest on top of the tubing on the ends.
I welded it all together.
Don't do crappy welds or everyone will see it and laugh at you. Or if you try to make a small bunk bed out of it to use while you are working on it it might break apart killing you and possibly some bed bugs.
Paint it maybe. It depends on if you have to rework it like I did you don't want to re paint.