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Old 07-08-2008, 02:51 PM   #1
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Hello new to these forums, created an introduction thread earlier.
I took pictures of my project last night after about a weeks worth of work. Picked up this 16cf freezer on craigslist for about $75. It's old, I think around 92ish but runs great. I had to clean it up first. The entire freezer was an off color beige which was really nasty, I repainted it with an epoxy white appliance paint making it look almost new. Also added a collar around it underneath the table top part, which is already stained and anchored to the freezer itself. You can see the collar from behind, the rest of it is sectioned off when I was repainting the entire unit. I'll probably have to retouch up the color since I ended getting some over spray on it.
I stained it last night so now it's got a nice cherry red look to it. Tonight I have to do another coat and tomorrow should be my final coat. Then on to clearing it. This thing came out really good, despite me thinking it was going to come out like crap. I'll be adding more pictures as I go along. Enjoy.

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Looks sweet! Interesting using a collar with a coffin - most use a collar so they can put taps through it. Did you need the height?

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Looks sweet! Interesting using a collar with a coffin - most use a collar so they can put taps through it. Did you need the height?
Thanks, this is pretty much my first project ever working with wood, had to do tons of research.
Regarding the collar not necessarily since there was enough head space. But I thought that maybe in the future if I need to have to go through anything, ie run lines or whatever, I wouldn't have to bother the top nor risk going through the side of the freezer.
BTW, your project was a big inspiration for me actually going through with this project.
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Nicely done and welcome to the board. No you've got plenty of incentive to brew up enough to keep all 5 taps in use!

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Here are some more pictures from last week when I was in the middle of staining it. Apparently the wood filler didn't take the stain all too well so I had to go back later and retouch it up:



More to come...

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Here are some from last night after letting the clear cure for a couple of days. You can see where the tower is a bit more darkened after the touch up. I attached 4 faucets and added a bottle opener. I'm planning on putting a stout faucet in the middle there. In the meantime it'll just get plugged up. That glass (Sam Adams White Ale) is just a teaser, it isn't a real pull just wanted to get an idea of how it might look. Still have to finish up the insulation in the tower this weekend, get the beer line run through and hopefully I will be up and drinking come next week.

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Finally finished everything this week. PHeeew.
I went and grabbed a sixth of seadog bluepaw wheat ale to christen it and put a quarter of Miller Lite (blegh!) for the other people. Still having foaming issues with the miller lite, so I'm still working on getting it to go smoothly. The bluepaw on the other hand pours beautifully.
So here is some finished pictures:

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Looks awesome, have you tried the 3/16" beer lines for the miller lite, try using longer lines to reduce the foam.

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Have you thought of placing the Co2 tank outside the freezer? Room for 1 more corny wouldnt hurt.

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