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Peter_h 10-21-2011 10:46 AM

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For the freezer, I purchased a Holiday 7.0cf freezer from Lowes. This freezer was chosen after reading specialized keezer build thread and reading in there somewhere about being able to fit 4 Corney's on the floor of the freezer and a half corney on the shelf. 5 taps in that foot print sounded great. I also had a $100 gift card for Lowes and the freezer was on sale for $189 so I scored the freezer for under $100 with tax.

Holiday Freezer:
Attachment 36405


First step was to build a base with wheels. The keezer would sit in a corner against a wall so i needed to be able to easily wheel it in and out. The base was built out of treated 2x4's.

Wheels:
Attachment 36406

Next, what I call the cabinet, was built out of 3/4" treated plywood.

Cabinet:
Attachment 36407

Followed by the top with coffin.

Top:
Attachment 36408


Peter_h 10-21-2011 10:46 AM

4 Attachment(s)

For the freezer, I purchased a Holiday 7.0cf freezer from Lowes. This freezer was chosen after reading specialized keezer build thread and reading in there somewhere about being able to fit 4 Corney's on the floor of the freezer and a half corney on the shelf. 5 taps in that foot print sounded great. I also had a $100 gift card for Lowes and the freezer was on sale for $189 so I scored the freezer for under $100 with tax.

Holiday Freezer:
Attachment 36405


First step was to build a base with wheels. The keezer would sit in a corner against a wall so i needed to be able to easily wheel it in and out. The base was built out of treated 2x4's.

Wheels:
Attachment 36406

Next, what I call the cabinet, was built out of 3/4" treated plywood.

Cabinet:
Attachment 36407

Followed by the top with coffin.

Top:
Attachment 36408


Peter_h 10-21-2011 10:46 AM

4 Attachment(s)

For the freezer, I purchased a Holiday 7.0cf freezer from Lowes. This freezer was chosen after reading specialized keezer build thread and reading in there somewhere about being able to fit 4 Corney's on the floor of the freezer and a half corney on the shelf. 5 taps in that foot print sounded great. I also had a $100 gift card for Lowes and the freezer was on sale for $189 so I scored the freezer for under $100 with tax.

Holiday Freezer:
Attachment 36405


First step was to build a base with wheels. The keezer would sit in a corner against a wall so i needed to be able to easily wheel it in and out. The base was built out of treated 2x4's.

Wheels:
Attachment 36406

Next, what I call the cabinet, was built out of 3/4" treated plywood.

Cabinet:
Attachment 36407

Followed by the top with coffin.

Top:
Attachment 36408


Peter_h 10-21-2011 10:46 AM

4 Attachment(s)

For the freezer, I purchased a Holiday 7.0cf freezer from Lowes. This freezer was chosen after reading specialized keezer build thread and reading in there somewhere about being able to fit 4 Corney's on the floor of the freezer and a half corney on the shelf. 5 taps in that foot print sounded great. I also had a $100 gift card for Lowes and the freezer was on sale for $189 so I scored the freezer for under $100 with tax.

Holiday Freezer:
Attachment 36405


First step was to build a base with wheels. The keezer would sit in a corner against a wall so i needed to be able to easily wheel it in and out. The base was built out of treated 2x4's.

Wheels:
Attachment 36406

Next, what I call the cabinet, was built out of 3/4" treated plywood.

Cabinet:
Attachment 36407

Followed by the top with coffin.

Top:
Attachment 36408


Peter_h 10-21-2011 11:10 AM

5 Attachment(s)

At this point it would have been ideal to apply vaneer to the cabinet and then trim it out to avoid edges or the need to make difficult cuts.However, the vaneer was donated to the project by my brother. Funds for the project were running out so we used what we had. We simply did not have enough on the roll to vaneer it first so, we trimmed it all out and he left the vaneer for me to figure out.

Cabinet w/ trim:
Attachment 36409

Top w/ trim:
Attachment 36410

At this point. I started to get tired. Up to this point, everything was done in about 1 1/2 day of work over the weekend w/ my brother really helping me out. Everything from this point on I had to do by myself after coming home from work, so I forgot to take a lot of in progress pictures.

The Keezer was then put into the cabinet and the top was attached and holes for the taps drilled and mounted.

This is the only picture i have during that process. Please disregard the chicken. That is Betty Clucker checking things out. You can also see the roll of vaneer to the left that will be used later. The edges of the trim also are raw at this point after ripping the tongue and grooves off of the flooring. You can also see the ugly electrical panel as well. That will get addressed later.

Keezer in and top attached:
Attachment 36411

I took a break for 2 days while i dreaded doing the vaneer. I sucked up and just did it and it actually turned out pretty good. For those that ask how I attached the top, you can see the huge lag bolts in the top. I countersunk 6 holes and inserted 6 stainless steel lag bolts through the top and lid and secured with washers and nuts on the bottom side of the lid.

Vaneer w/ trim touched up:
Attachment 36412

Attachment 36413


Peter_h 10-21-2011 11:10 AM

5 Attachment(s)

At this point it would have been ideal to apply vaneer to the cabinet and then trim it out to avoid edges or the need to make difficult cuts.However, the vaneer was donated to the project by my brother. Funds for the project were running out so we used what we had. We simply did not have enough on the roll to vaneer it first so, we trimmed it all out and he left the vaneer for me to figure out.

Cabinet w/ trim:
Attachment 36409

Top w/ trim:
Attachment 36410

At this point. I started to get tired. Up to this point, everything was done in about 1 1/2 day of work over the weekend w/ my brother really helping me out. Everything from this point on I had to do by myself after coming home from work, so I forgot to take a lot of in progress pictures.

The Keezer was then put into the cabinet and the top was attached and holes for the taps drilled and mounted.

This is the only picture i have during that process. Please disregard the chicken. That is Betty Clucker checking things out. You can also see the roll of vaneer to the left that will be used later. The edges of the trim also are raw at this point after ripping the tongue and grooves off of the flooring. You can also see the ugly electrical panel as well. That will get addressed later.

Keezer in and top attached:
Attachment 36411

I took a break for 2 days while i dreaded doing the vaneer. I sucked up and just did it and it actually turned out pretty good. For those that ask how I attached the top, you can see the huge lag bolts in the top. I countersunk 6 holes and inserted 6 stainless steel lag bolts through the top and lid and secured with washers and nuts on the bottom side of the lid.

Vaneer w/ trim touched up:
Attachment 36412

Attachment 36413


Peter_h 10-21-2011 11:10 AM

5 Attachment(s)

At this point it would have been ideal to apply vaneer to the cabinet and then trim it out to avoid edges or the need to make difficult cuts.However, the vaneer was donated to the project by my brother. Funds for the project were running out so we used what we had. We simply did not have enough on the roll to vaneer it first so, we trimmed it all out and he left the vaneer for me to figure out.

Cabinet w/ trim:
Attachment 36409

Top w/ trim:
Attachment 36410

At this point. I started to get tired. Up to this point, everything was done in about 1 1/2 day of work over the weekend w/ my brother really helping me out. Everything from this point on I had to do by myself after coming home from work, so I forgot to take a lot of in progress pictures.

The Keezer was then put into the cabinet and the top was attached and holes for the taps drilled and mounted.

This is the only picture i have during that process. Please disregard the chicken. That is Betty Clucker checking things out. You can also see the roll of vaneer to the left that will be used later. The edges of the trim also are raw at this point after ripping the tongue and grooves off of the flooring. You can also see the ugly electrical panel as well. That will get addressed later.

Keezer in and top attached:
Attachment 36411

I took a break for 2 days while i dreaded doing the vaneer. I sucked up and just did it and it actually turned out pretty good. For those that ask how I attached the top, you can see the huge lag bolts in the top. I countersunk 6 holes and inserted 6 stainless steel lag bolts through the top and lid and secured with washers and nuts on the bottom side of the lid.

Vaneer w/ trim touched up:
Attachment 36412

Attachment 36413


Peter_h 10-21-2011 11:10 AM

5 Attachment(s)

At this point it would have been ideal to apply vaneer to the cabinet and then trim it out to avoid edges or the need to make difficult cuts.However, the vaneer was donated to the project by my brother. Funds for the project were running out so we used what we had. We simply did not have enough on the roll to vaneer it first so, we trimmed it all out and he left the vaneer for me to figure out.

Cabinet w/ trim:
Attachment 36409

Top w/ trim:
Attachment 36410

At this point. I started to get tired. Up to this point, everything was done in about 1 1/2 day of work over the weekend w/ my brother really helping me out. Everything from this point on I had to do by myself after coming home from work, so I forgot to take a lot of in progress pictures.

The Keezer was then put into the cabinet and the top was attached and holes for the taps drilled and mounted.

This is the only picture i have during that process. Please disregard the chicken. That is Betty Clucker checking things out. You can also see the roll of vaneer to the left that will be used later. The edges of the trim also are raw at this point after ripping the tongue and grooves off of the flooring. You can also see the ugly electrical panel as well. That will get addressed later.

Keezer in and top attached:
Attachment 36411

I took a break for 2 days while i dreaded doing the vaneer. I sucked up and just did it and it actually turned out pretty good. For those that ask how I attached the top, you can see the huge lag bolts in the top. I countersunk 6 holes and inserted 6 stainless steel lag bolts through the top and lid and secured with washers and nuts on the bottom side of the lid.

Vaneer w/ trim touched up:
Attachment 36412

Attachment 36413


Peter_h 10-21-2011 11:10 AM

5 Attachment(s)

At this point it would have been ideal to apply vaneer to the cabinet and then trim it out to avoid edges or the need to make difficult cuts.However, the vaneer was donated to the project by my brother. Funds for the project were running out so we used what we had. We simply did not have enough on the roll to vaneer it first so, we trimmed it all out and he left the vaneer for me to figure out.

Cabinet w/ trim:
Attachment 36409

Top w/ trim:
Attachment 36410

At this point. I started to get tired. Up to this point, everything was done in about 1 1/2 day of work over the weekend w/ my brother really helping me out. Everything from this point on I had to do by myself after coming home from work, so I forgot to take a lot of in progress pictures.

The Keezer was then put into the cabinet and the top was attached and holes for the taps drilled and mounted.

This is the only picture i have during that process. Please disregard the chicken. That is Betty Clucker checking things out. You can also see the roll of vaneer to the left that will be used later. The edges of the trim also are raw at this point after ripping the tongue and grooves off of the flooring. You can also see the ugly electrical panel as well. That will get addressed later.

Keezer in and top attached:
Attachment 36411

I took a break for 2 days while i dreaded doing the vaneer. I sucked up and just did it and it actually turned out pretty good. For those that ask how I attached the top, you can see the huge lag bolts in the top. I countersunk 6 holes and inserted 6 stainless steel lag bolts through the top and lid and secured with washers and nuts on the bottom side of the lid.

Vaneer w/ trim touched up:
Attachment 36412

Attachment 36413


Peter_h 10-21-2011 11:25 AM

5 Attachment(s)

In the home stretch now!

There is a small kitchen cabinet to the right of the keezer that is used for prep, drinks, glasses etc. I used the bottom of the cabinet to mount the CO2 and beer gas tank and guages along with some brewing equipment.

CO2 and Beer Gas Setup:
Attachment 36414

The drip tray was then mounted and tile work done. I made the mistake of not planning out the drip tray and forgetting to countersink the drip tray until after I had already mounted the coffin. Needless to say it was "fun" chiseling out the area for it to sit flush with the tile.

Drip Tray and Tile work:
Attachment 36415

Lastly, the vaneer was stained to match the trim. I got lucky with the match but it wasn't a deal breaker if it was off since it would have been an interesting contrast.

Stained Vaneer:
Attachment 36416


Completed!
Attachment 36417

Lastly, there is an ugly electrical panel right next to the keezer. So I found a dry erase board and attached some magnets and put it up to cover the panel.
The sign in the pic was added for an Oktoberfest party we had.

Covering up electrical panel:
Attachment 36418



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