Originally Posted by jaytizzle
What are you going to do about ventilation on the freezer? Typically, these chest freezers use the front and two sides to vent away the heat (unless they have a coil on the back). Putting it that tight into a box is likely going to screw it up pretty quickly.
Build looks damn good, though! Nice woodwork for sure!
That is open for debate. There are build threads on this board with the wood tight to the sides of the freezer that are many years old and the keezers are still running strong. (and my AC+R expert buddy says that the R value of wood is so low that it is not an issue)
You may get longer life if you over engineer
but my suspicion is that it does't make enough difference to worry about it.
And it looks great, BTW