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Old 01-05-2011, 04:47 AM   #1
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Default A B'armoire Build - My Lil' Piece of Heaven

So after brewing for about 2 years now, I can say that I’ve learned a few things. The main one being, the bottling process sucks. Since learning this, I’ve been searching for ways to fit a keezer in my small condo without the ugliness that comes along with the typical white whales or boxy behemoths. In searching this forum, I found a few recommendations that certainly helped, but nothing fit the bill perfectly. One particular idea however came closer than most. The B’armoire post by Foamenter.


My wife already had a similar armoire that we had used as a makeshift cocktail bar, but the space beneath was a clutter of serving trays, baskets and more serving trays. It was the perfect space. It took some convincing and a few promises (the bar will not smell [too bad], it will be invisible when closed, and I will have a beer of her choice on tap), but after her buy in I concluded my planning and I started the build.


The following pictures will provide a chronological history of where I started and where I am currently. She certainly is not completed yet, and I look to complete the following within the next week or so:


- Line the inside of the fridge with white FRP and seal all seams

- Purchase and install Dual Tap Tower and Full Assembly for two Corny Kegs

o Including the two homebrew Cornies as well

o A hookup for a commercial 1/6 keg if required

- Frame out the front door with ¼” plywood, apply weather stripping, include handles and locking mechanism, and paint with blackboard paint

- Stain and Polyurethane the Top shelf

- Add mirror to the back wall

I hope by posting these pictures on here now of my unfinished masterpiece, I will be able to gain from the experience of the wonderful readers on this forum. I hope that I can get some input from you fine people to help me troubleshoot and catch anything that I may have missed. If you have any questions, I’ll be happy to answer those as well. Please, if you have any comments or ideas post them all.

Thank you all in advance and I hope that my ideas and B’armoire will help inspire others in the future,

TJ



The Armoire


The Inside


The Mini-Fridge


The Mini-Fridge Guts


The Guts in place


Insulation Applied


Glueing Down the Insulation


With the Back on


With the door open


The inner sanctum before the FRP board

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Old 01-05-2011, 04:49 AM   #2
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I am now in the market for a two tap tower with full assembly lines. I will also need the two refurbished Cornies. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-05-2011, 05:01 AM   #3
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Looks awesome so far

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Old 01-05-2011, 07:24 AM   #4
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... like a convoluted HD antenna

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you got a dangling ice box evaporator there, that's for sure... How are you going to conceal that? I mean, that's a nice piece of furniture, I think you would want to somehow hide that since you'll be showing this beauty off, eh?

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Old 01-05-2011, 02:16 PM   #6
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I'm planning on straightening the ice box and molding it to the wall. I have seen it done before, so I'm hoping I can do the same. I will be putting up the FRP board tonight, so once that is in place I will be organizing the inside.

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Old 01-24-2011, 03:20 AM   #7
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There is still much to do, but the structure of the fridge is setup. I will be finishing the staining, painting, and trim next. The Tower and assembly is next. Updated shots...

Completed Door


Top


Interior w/ FRP Board


Temperature Gauge


View looking in...

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:34 PM   #8
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I love it! This is truly an elegant approach to our favorite hobbies - building stuff to put beer in! I salute you.

Check out kegconnection for your keg/draft needs. they rock and their customer service is top notch!

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Old 01-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #9
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Very Beautiful!~

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Awesome idea... I'm tagging along to see the progress.

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