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Butchv12 11-21-2011 08:21 AM

My "Man Cave" adult beverage dispenser
 
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This thread will probably have less than 10 posts from me - but I wanted to show everyone what can be done if you use your imagination and don't get in a big hurry.

Our kegerator / beverage dispenser started out life as a huge Montgomery Ward chest freezer. I found it on Craigslist over a year ago and my only regret, is that I didn't take more pictures.

Anyway.... The person who sold it, did so because one of the hinges broke ---

Now the project steps completed as of last night ( in order, over the last few months)

Bottom frame built out of 2" X 4" lumber and casters attached

Top removed, inside cover painted and sprayed with foam insulation by a local company. The original plastic and insulation was not re-useable

Freezer base sanded and 4 coats of Rustoleum applied ( sanded in between coats)

Collar built out of 2" X 4" lumber and trimmed in cedar

4 tap shanks installed in collar after it was stained

Freezer lid had 3 coats of spray paint applied and sanded in between - I really didn't like the look, so I found the color I was after ( you'll understand when you see the finished pictures ) and applied 7 coats of Rustoleum with sanding in between

Applied vinyl decals to freezer lid -

Applied 3 coats of Krylon clear over decals

Started Saturday (11/19/2011) with polyurethane - I will put on 2 coats a day for the next week or so and see how much I can get the finish built up. My goal is to be able to set glassware or bottles on the top and not damage the vinyl decals over time.

I will update this thread at least weekly --- my goal was to be completed by Thanksgiving as my Thanksgiving Ale (pumpkin spiced) is ready to go. I will not make that goal, but it will completed by Christmas!


Butchv12 11-21-2011 08:21 AM

My "Man Cave" adult beverage dispenser
 
5 Attachment(s)

This thread will probably have less than 10 posts from me - but I wanted to show everyone what can be done if you use your imagination and don't get in a big hurry.

Our kegerator / beverage dispenser started out life as a huge Montgomery Ward chest freezer. I found it on Craigslist over a year ago and my only regret, is that I didn't take more pictures.

Anyway.... The person who sold it, did so because one of the hinges broke ---

Now the project steps completed as of last night ( in order, over the last few months)

Bottom frame built out of 2" X 4" lumber and casters attached

Top removed, inside cover painted and sprayed with foam insulation by a local company. The original plastic and insulation was not re-useable

Freezer base sanded and 4 coats of Rustoleum applied ( sanded in between coats)

Collar built out of 2" X 4" lumber and trimmed in cedar

4 tap shanks installed in collar after it was stained

Freezer lid had 3 coats of spray paint applied and sanded in between - I really didn't like the look, so I found the color I was after ( you'll understand when you see the finished pictures ) and applied 7 coats of Rustoleum with sanding in between

Applied vinyl decals to freezer lid -

Applied 3 coats of Krylon clear over decals

Started Saturday (11/19/2011) with polyurethane - I will put on 2 coats a day for the next week or so and see how much I can get the finish built up. My goal is to be able to set glassware or bottles on the top and not damage the vinyl decals over time.

I will update this thread at least weekly --- my goal was to be completed by Thanksgiving as my Thanksgiving Ale (pumpkin spiced) is ready to go. I will not make that goal, but it will completed by Christmas!


Butchv12 11-21-2011 08:21 AM

My "Man Cave" adult beverage dispenser
 
5 Attachment(s)

This thread will probably have less than 10 posts from me - but I wanted to show everyone what can be done if you use your imagination and don't get in a big hurry.

Our kegerator / beverage dispenser started out life as a huge Montgomery Ward chest freezer. I found it on Craigslist over a year ago and my only regret, is that I didn't take more pictures.

Anyway.... The person who sold it, did so because one of the hinges broke ---

Now the project steps completed as of last night ( in order, over the last few months)

Bottom frame built out of 2" X 4" lumber and casters attached

Top removed, inside cover painted and sprayed with foam insulation by a local company. The original plastic and insulation was not re-useable

Freezer base sanded and 4 coats of Rustoleum applied ( sanded in between coats)

Collar built out of 2" X 4" lumber and trimmed in cedar

4 tap shanks installed in collar after it was stained

Freezer lid had 3 coats of spray paint applied and sanded in between - I really didn't like the look, so I found the color I was after ( you'll understand when you see the finished pictures ) and applied 7 coats of Rustoleum with sanding in between

Applied vinyl decals to freezer lid -

Applied 3 coats of Krylon clear over decals

Started Saturday (11/19/2011) with polyurethane - I will put on 2 coats a day for the next week or so and see how much I can get the finish built up. My goal is to be able to set glassware or bottles on the top and not damage the vinyl decals over time.

I will update this thread at least weekly --- my goal was to be completed by Thanksgiving as my Thanksgiving Ale (pumpkin spiced) is ready to go. I will not make that goal, but it will completed by Christmas!


Butchv12 11-21-2011 08:21 AM

My "Man Cave" adult beverage dispenser
 
5 Attachment(s)

This thread will probably have less than 10 posts from me - but I wanted to show everyone what can be done if you use your imagination and don't get in a big hurry.

Our kegerator / beverage dispenser started out life as a huge Montgomery Ward chest freezer. I found it on Craigslist over a year ago and my only regret, is that I didn't take more pictures.

Anyway.... The person who sold it, did so because one of the hinges broke ---

Now the project steps completed as of last night ( in order, over the last few months)

Bottom frame built out of 2" X 4" lumber and casters attached

Top removed, inside cover painted and sprayed with foam insulation by a local company. The original plastic and insulation was not re-useable

Freezer base sanded and 4 coats of Rustoleum applied ( sanded in between coats)

Collar built out of 2" X 4" lumber and trimmed in cedar

4 tap shanks installed in collar after it was stained

Freezer lid had 3 coats of spray paint applied and sanded in between - I really didn't like the look, so I found the color I was after ( you'll understand when you see the finished pictures ) and applied 7 coats of Rustoleum with sanding in between

Applied vinyl decals to freezer lid -

Applied 3 coats of Krylon clear over decals

Started Saturday (11/19/2011) with polyurethane - I will put on 2 coats a day for the next week or so and see how much I can get the finish built up. My goal is to be able to set glassware or bottles on the top and not damage the vinyl decals over time.

I will update this thread at least weekly --- my goal was to be completed by Thanksgiving as my Thanksgiving Ale (pumpkin spiced) is ready to go. I will not make that goal, but it will completed by Christmas!


Butchv12 11-21-2011 08:21 AM

My "Man Cave" adult beverage dispenser
 
5 Attachment(s)

This thread will probably have less than 10 posts from me - but I wanted to show everyone what can be done if you use your imagination and don't get in a big hurry.

Our kegerator / beverage dispenser started out life as a huge Montgomery Ward chest freezer. I found it on Craigslist over a year ago and my only regret, is that I didn't take more pictures.

Anyway.... The person who sold it, did so because one of the hinges broke ---

Now the project steps completed as of last night ( in order, over the last few months)

Bottom frame built out of 2" X 4" lumber and casters attached

Top removed, inside cover painted and sprayed with foam insulation by a local company. The original plastic and insulation was not re-useable

Freezer base sanded and 4 coats of Rustoleum applied ( sanded in between coats)

Collar built out of 2" X 4" lumber and trimmed in cedar

4 tap shanks installed in collar after it was stained

Freezer lid had 3 coats of spray paint applied and sanded in between - I really didn't like the look, so I found the color I was after ( you'll understand when you see the finished pictures ) and applied 7 coats of Rustoleum with sanding in between

Applied vinyl decals to freezer lid -

Applied 3 coats of Krylon clear over decals

Started Saturday (11/19/2011) with polyurethane - I will put on 2 coats a day for the next week or so and see how much I can get the finish built up. My goal is to be able to set glassware or bottles on the top and not damage the vinyl decals over time.

I will update this thread at least weekly --- my goal was to be completed by Thanksgiving as my Thanksgiving Ale (pumpkin spiced) is ready to go. I will not make that goal, but it will completed by Christmas!


Butchv12 11-25-2011 11:21 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Today -----

12th coat of polyurethane on lid --- cut, stained and installed lower cedar board which holds drip tray. Cannot screw into freezer directly, so I thought this would be the best way to go....

More next weekend

Measurements are of overall size of this monster


Butchv12 11-25-2011 11:21 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Today -----

12th coat of polyurethane on lid --- cut, stained and installed lower cedar board which holds drip tray. Cannot screw into freezer directly, so I thought this would be the best way to go....

More next weekend

Measurements are of overall size of this monster


Butchv12 11-25-2011 11:21 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Today -----

12th coat of polyurethane on lid --- cut, stained and installed lower cedar board which holds drip tray. Cannot screw into freezer directly, so I thought this would be the best way to go....

More next weekend

Measurements are of overall size of this monster


Butchv12 11-25-2011 11:21 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Today -----

12th coat of polyurethane on lid --- cut, stained and installed lower cedar board which holds drip tray. Cannot screw into freezer directly, so I thought this would be the best way to go....

More next weekend

Measurements are of overall size of this monster


Butchv12 11-25-2011 11:21 PM

5 Attachment(s)

Today -----

12th coat of polyurethane on lid --- cut, stained and installed lower cedar board which holds drip tray. Cannot screw into freezer directly, so I thought this would be the best way to go....

More next weekend

Measurements are of overall size of this monster



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