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wfowlks 03-15-2012 02:42 AM

The taller collar keezer build
 
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So, after my failed attempt at a detachable freezer for use in the living room, due to wood being to heavy of a material, I have decided to go with a tall collar.

I have the Summit 10.6 cubic foot freezer which I was 3 months old and I scored it off Craig's list for 150$.

The main reason for having the tap tower was because I'm a tall person and I hate bending over, and after exploring several build designs, none of the feasible ones were approved by SWMBO (She who must be obayed).

So Ive gone with the 12 inch collar not because I need it for space, but because I need it out of convenience for my back.

Taps and shanks aside, i've spent ~$27 for this collar.

$20 for wood and $7 for stain, Ive decided to go with the cherry stain.

I'll be updating the thread frequently with my build, as I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend. (St. Patricks day)


wfowlks 03-15-2012 02:42 AM

The taller collar keezer build
 
5 Attachment(s)

So, after my failed attempt at a detachable freezer for use in the living room, due to wood being to heavy of a material, I have decided to go with a tall collar.

I have the Summit 10.6 cubic foot freezer which I was 3 months old and I scored it off Craig's list for 150$.

The main reason for having the tap tower was because I'm a tall person and I hate bending over, and after exploring several build designs, none of the feasible ones were approved by SWMBO (She who must be obayed).

So Ive gone with the 12 inch collar not because I need it for space, but because I need it out of convenience for my back.

Taps and shanks aside, i've spent ~$27 for this collar.

$20 for wood and $7 for stain, Ive decided to go with the cherry stain.

I'll be updating the thread frequently with my build, as I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend. (St. Patricks day)


wfowlks 03-15-2012 02:42 AM

The taller collar keezer build
 
5 Attachment(s)

So, after my failed attempt at a detachable freezer for use in the living room, due to wood being to heavy of a material, I have decided to go with a tall collar.

I have the Summit 10.6 cubic foot freezer which I was 3 months old and I scored it off Craig's list for 150$.

The main reason for having the tap tower was because I'm a tall person and I hate bending over, and after exploring several build designs, none of the feasible ones were approved by SWMBO (She who must be obayed).

So Ive gone with the 12 inch collar not because I need it for space, but because I need it out of convenience for my back.

Taps and shanks aside, i've spent ~$27 for this collar.

$20 for wood and $7 for stain, Ive decided to go with the cherry stain.

I'll be updating the thread frequently with my build, as I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend. (St. Patricks day)


wfowlks 03-15-2012 02:42 AM

The taller collar keezer build
 
5 Attachment(s)

So, after my failed attempt at a detachable freezer for use in the living room, due to wood being to heavy of a material, I have decided to go with a tall collar.

I have the Summit 10.6 cubic foot freezer which I was 3 months old and I scored it off Craig's list for 150$.

The main reason for having the tap tower was because I'm a tall person and I hate bending over, and after exploring several build designs, none of the feasible ones were approved by SWMBO (She who must be obayed).

So Ive gone with the 12 inch collar not because I need it for space, but because I need it out of convenience for my back.

Taps and shanks aside, i've spent ~$27 for this collar.

$20 for wood and $7 for stain, Ive decided to go with the cherry stain.

I'll be updating the thread frequently with my build, as I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend. (St. Patricks day)


wfowlks 03-15-2012 02:42 AM

The taller collar keezer build
 
5 Attachment(s)

So, after my failed attempt at a detachable freezer for use in the living room, due to wood being to heavy of a material, I have decided to go with a tall collar.

I have the Summit 10.6 cubic foot freezer which I was 3 months old and I scored it off Craig's list for 150$.

The main reason for having the tap tower was because I'm a tall person and I hate bending over, and after exploring several build designs, none of the feasible ones were approved by SWMBO (She who must be obayed).

So Ive gone with the 12 inch collar not because I need it for space, but because I need it out of convenience for my back.

Taps and shanks aside, i've spent ~$27 for this collar.

$20 for wood and $7 for stain, Ive decided to go with the cherry stain.

I'll be updating the thread frequently with my build, as I'm hoping to have it done by the weekend. (St. Patricks day)


wfowlks 03-16-2012 03:43 AM

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So I didn't mention before, but most of my tools are limited to the basic handy man tool kit and a mitre box that I borrowed from my landlord, and the drill the lady friend let me buy, because I said that it was for hanging up her drapes.

So, I got some more time to work on it tonight, and I got to put the skirt on it. However the mitre saw that I was using was not able to cut all the way through because the board was to long.



So I ended up having to saw by hand the last bit of it.

When I got to screwing in the boards, the measurements were off by just about 1/4-1/3 of an inch. I tried to put the gaps in the back and hope that no one would look back there.

Got wood putty?


Yes, that is a snow shovel with a flash light hanging from it, there are no lights out on the deck so that's what I came up with





I also bought a 3$ roll of weather stripping today, which I will put on the bottom of the wood where it touches the fridge so that I get a better seal, as well as some foil tape to tape the sides, and some styro foam for insulation. I am still trying to figure out a way to get the styro foam to attach to the wood. I know that some glues will actually melt the foam, so I think I may use a nail, but I will probably be doing it tomorrow after work, so if anyone has ideas, I'm all ears.

Also, anyone have an idea of how I could fill in the gaps without cutting a new board? I returned the saw after I cut it, and I really don't care enough about it to re-cut it. I am thinking i may go get caulk, and fill it in then get putty to put over it.


wfowlks 03-16-2012 03:43 AM

5 Attachment(s)

So I didn't mention before, but most of my tools are limited to the basic handy man tool kit and a mitre box that I borrowed from my landlord, and the drill the lady friend let me buy, because I said that it was for hanging up her drapes.

So, I got some more time to work on it tonight, and I got to put the skirt on it. However the mitre saw that I was using was not able to cut all the way through because the board was to long.



So I ended up having to saw by hand the last bit of it.

When I got to screwing in the boards, the measurements were off by just about 1/4-1/3 of an inch. I tried to put the gaps in the back and hope that no one would look back there.

Got wood putty?


Yes, that is a snow shovel with a flash light hanging from it, there are no lights out on the deck so that's what I came up with





I also bought a 3$ roll of weather stripping today, which I will put on the bottom of the wood where it touches the fridge so that I get a better seal, as well as some foil tape to tape the sides, and some styro foam for insulation. I am still trying to figure out a way to get the styro foam to attach to the wood. I know that some glues will actually melt the foam, so I think I may use a nail, but I will probably be doing it tomorrow after work, so if anyone has ideas, I'm all ears.

Also, anyone have an idea of how I could fill in the gaps without cutting a new board? I returned the saw after I cut it, and I really don't care enough about it to re-cut it. I am thinking i may go get caulk, and fill it in then get putty to put over it.


wfowlks 03-16-2012 03:43 AM

5 Attachment(s)

So I didn't mention before, but most of my tools are limited to the basic handy man tool kit and a mitre box that I borrowed from my landlord, and the drill the lady friend let me buy, because I said that it was for hanging up her drapes.

So, I got some more time to work on it tonight, and I got to put the skirt on it. However the mitre saw that I was using was not able to cut all the way through because the board was to long.



So I ended up having to saw by hand the last bit of it.

When I got to screwing in the boards, the measurements were off by just about 1/4-1/3 of an inch. I tried to put the gaps in the back and hope that no one would look back there.

Got wood putty?


Yes, that is a snow shovel with a flash light hanging from it, there are no lights out on the deck so that's what I came up with





I also bought a 3$ roll of weather stripping today, which I will put on the bottom of the wood where it touches the fridge so that I get a better seal, as well as some foil tape to tape the sides, and some styro foam for insulation. I am still trying to figure out a way to get the styro foam to attach to the wood. I know that some glues will actually melt the foam, so I think I may use a nail, but I will probably be doing it tomorrow after work, so if anyone has ideas, I'm all ears.

Also, anyone have an idea of how I could fill in the gaps without cutting a new board? I returned the saw after I cut it, and I really don't care enough about it to re-cut it. I am thinking i may go get caulk, and fill it in then get putty to put over it.


wfowlks 03-16-2012 03:43 AM

5 Attachment(s)

So I didn't mention before, but most of my tools are limited to the basic handy man tool kit and a mitre box that I borrowed from my landlord, and the drill the lady friend let me buy, because I said that it was for hanging up her drapes.

So, I got some more time to work on it tonight, and I got to put the skirt on it. However the mitre saw that I was using was not able to cut all the way through because the board was to long.



So I ended up having to saw by hand the last bit of it.

When I got to screwing in the boards, the measurements were off by just about 1/4-1/3 of an inch. I tried to put the gaps in the back and hope that no one would look back there.

Got wood putty?


Yes, that is a snow shovel with a flash light hanging from it, there are no lights out on the deck so that's what I came up with





I also bought a 3$ roll of weather stripping today, which I will put on the bottom of the wood where it touches the fridge so that I get a better seal, as well as some foil tape to tape the sides, and some styro foam for insulation. I am still trying to figure out a way to get the styro foam to attach to the wood. I know that some glues will actually melt the foam, so I think I may use a nail, but I will probably be doing it tomorrow after work, so if anyone has ideas, I'm all ears.

Also, anyone have an idea of how I could fill in the gaps without cutting a new board? I returned the saw after I cut it, and I really don't care enough about it to re-cut it. I am thinking i may go get caulk, and fill it in then get putty to put over it.


wfowlks 03-16-2012 03:43 AM

5 Attachment(s)

So I didn't mention before, but most of my tools are limited to the basic handy man tool kit and a mitre box that I borrowed from my landlord, and the drill the lady friend let me buy, because I said that it was for hanging up her drapes.

So, I got some more time to work on it tonight, and I got to put the skirt on it. However the mitre saw that I was using was not able to cut all the way through because the board was to long.



So I ended up having to saw by hand the last bit of it.

When I got to screwing in the boards, the measurements were off by just about 1/4-1/3 of an inch. I tried to put the gaps in the back and hope that no one would look back there.

Got wood putty?


Yes, that is a snow shovel with a flash light hanging from it, there are no lights out on the deck so that's what I came up with





I also bought a 3$ roll of weather stripping today, which I will put on the bottom of the wood where it touches the fridge so that I get a better seal, as well as some foil tape to tape the sides, and some styro foam for insulation. I am still trying to figure out a way to get the styro foam to attach to the wood. I know that some glues will actually melt the foam, so I think I may use a nail, but I will probably be doing it tomorrow after work, so if anyone has ideas, I'm all ears.

Also, anyone have an idea of how I could fill in the gaps without cutting a new board? I returned the saw after I cut it, and I really don't care enough about it to re-cut it. I am thinking i may go get caulk, and fill it in then get putty to put over it.



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