Here's the deal. I have a fancy Weber gas grill...it works great...for a gas grill. I made the decision to buy it after some lengthy discussion on this site a few years ago, and I'm very happy with the grill...when company comes over, bazinga, it's there and works awesome. BUT.... y'all know I'm a little maniacal. The restaurant I go to has a wood fired grill...and I went to a butcher in Italy who grilled on a kickass makeshift grill.....and I'm loooking to build one. SURE I can spend 113948103$ on a big green egg and it will be worth it... or just get a weber kettle, but I want to make one. Here are some pictures of the grill I loved in Italy (in the back alley of a butcher shop!) Looks to me like a steel cart with some welding. So, my questions are...is it as simple as it looks? what steel would be best to use? is there any sort of ventilation on the bottom or is it just a steel tray with a rack on top? I have a welder, and I have access to any sort of steel stock I want, so that's not an issue....the actual construction for me is not an issue, just the design. You hear so much about air flow, blah blah.