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Old 09-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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So after measuring like 5 times and cutting once, I still managed to mess this up (I'm not a savvy woodworker apparently).

I was hoping to do a double-walled keezer collar with some "lesser" wood on the inside and a larger over-hanging lip with nicer wood on the outside. Lid to be attached to collar so I can lift the taps out of the way. I ended up coming short on the cuts, as seen here:





Is there any way to save this mistake?

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So... if I understand you correctly, what's pictured is the "lesser" wood, which is supposed to be just a bit bigger than the freezer, so you can just attach the nice wood flush and have it serve as a lip? And, the problem is, it's actually just a bit smaller, so just attaching your nice wood would leave too narrow a collar to fit over the fridge?

If I've got that all straight, seems like you could get some cheap, relatively thin wood -- firring strips might be just what the doctor ordered -- to serve as shims between the pictured structural bit and the nicer wood that will serve as the lip.

Might wanna measure your nice wood six times, though. ;-)

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Put some molding on it to cover it up?

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Put some molding on it to cover it up?
Dry wall looks like complete crap before it is finished with mud, tape, paint and moulding. Then it looks flawless.
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So... if I understand you correctly, what's pictured is the "lesser" wood, which is supposed to be just a bit bigger than the freezer, so you can just attach the nice wood flush and have it serve as a lip? And, the problem is, it's actually just a bit smaller, so just attaching your nice wood would leave too narrow a collar to fit over the fridge?

If I've got that all straight, seems like you could get some cheap, relatively thin wood -- firring strips might be just what the doctor ordered -- to serve as shims between the pictured structural bit and the nicer wood that will serve as the lip.

Might wanna measure your nice wood six times, though. ;-)

Yeah - you got it right. This would be a lot easier if I had proper tools. I basically have a drill. Hell, Home Depot did the cutting for me.

I guess my issue is going to be finding something in store thinner than a 1x since my "gap" is about 3/8 to 1/2 inch.

I think I went wrong in my measuring by not realizing the lid (which I measured) is slightly smaller than the body (which is the lynch pin in the design, as it turns out). But yes - 6 times next time
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Use shims

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Don't forget to get longer shanks for your taps because of the extra width. You'll need it.

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Looks like I'll give shims a try. Not the "glue the boards together" solution I had planned but as long as the end product serves beer...

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I'd say either some sort of bottom moulding or a flat bull nose piece to sit under the collar and come out to hide that white "ledge" that is seen.

If you go the bull nose or flat piece coming out it wouldn't have to be much... then have the collar sit on it.

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Yeah, shims for windows and doors are what I was thinking. Screw from the inside through the cheap wood, through the shim and into the good wood. Just don't go too long on your screws. You can stack two shims together pointing in opposite directions and get an even shim. The more they overlap the thicker they get this way being they are pie slice shaped.
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