The Thompson Backyard Smoker was designed by Tim Thompson, a talented designer and guest contributor to THE small HOUSE CATALOG. The smoker design is broken down into three (3) parts: the firebox, the transfer pipe and the smoke house or chamber.
Tim Thompson: I went to school like many others to study architectural engineering but with the housing bust I had to re-think my career choices. I'm currently the CAD Manager for a design company in Los Angeles CA. specializing in small to medium sized projects for the city of Los Angeles.
I’ve always had a love for small “compact” homes and with the tiny home movement, of late, it seems that the concept is really taking shape, which has allowed me to explore and create some truly interesting ideas.