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Old 08-22-2011, 01:12 AM   #1
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I know you guys hate bar build threads as much as I do, so here's another one for you. We bought this house last October and I've slowly been building up the cash/hardware/etc to get this thing going.
DISCLAIMER: I have no idea what the hell I'm doing, no experience whatsoever, etc.

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Here's the space. It definitely needed some work!!! The water stains on the floor are ancient. We've lived here almost a year and there's been absolutely zero moisture down there.


Another angle


That's better...walls painted and floor epoxied. Still some touch-ups to do here



Frame is almost done. I've got a 10.6cu Sunbeam freezer that's getting the keezer treatment as part of this.




That's where I'm at so far. I should have this done in a month or two, but definitely before the holidays when all of my friends come to visit. Stay tuned!

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Old 08-22-2011, 01:18 AM   #2
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Looks like a great space and fun build man. Keep us posted on your progress! Any plans to what your first brews are going to be?

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Yesterday I brewed a rye porter and an all-munich ale, plus I have a RIS kegged already. Not sure what else - this will be a 6-tap system but I've promised 2 to my girlfriend for soda to use in mixed drinks.

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get some drywall on that ceiling

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so far so good. I have a suggestion. in the 5th pic I see that there is a lower rail in front of the kegerator. There should be a jack stud under the end of it. Otherwise you are depending on the fastener to hold it up, and that doesn't last the test of time. Here's a pic of what I mean:

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get some drywall on that ceiling
Definitely not...not right now anyway. A lot of the electrical in the house is a nightmare and I don't want to cover up the old crap that's there until I get it all replaced.
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so far so good. I have a suggestion. in the 5th pic I see that there is a lower rail in front of the kegerator. There should be a jack stud under the end of it. Otherwise you are depending on the fastener to hold it up, and that doesn't last the test of time. Here's a pic of what I mean:
Thanks. I was planning on doing that (didn't know what it was called though). That was the last piece I worked on and the pieces aren't actually fastened together right now, just standing there.
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OK I haven't had much time to work on this since almost all of my "beer time" has gone to helping to run a homebrew club and beer festival, brewing here and there, etc etc. Anyway, I have made a bit of progress:

Frame is almost complete and hinges test-mounted. I just have to attach the one part of the frame to the rest of it, basically.


I'm just using the stock hinges, but they seem pretty stout. Good thing, because they're going to have to take a fair amount of weight. If I have to change them later I will, but I don't think it'll be necessary.


I built a quick collar out of 2x8s, insulated it with R-30, and caulked it. I just used deck screws for the collar and glued it all together with Liquid Nails. I'm not worried about it being all that pretty since you won't be able to see it much anyway.


Collar sitting on the freezer, waiting to be attached to the bar top.


That's all for now. I have all of the oak veneer, trim, and pre-fabbed base cabinet all stained as well, so I'm getting there. The current goal is to be pouring beer out of this thing by Thanksgiving weekend, even if it's not 100% done.

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Did some more work on this yesterday

Frame is complete with mini-fridge in place.


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Oak veneer attached to one side


Oak trim attached

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Old 10-30-2011, 03:48 PM   #10
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Jealous. Also impatient to see it "done".

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