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Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 01:31 AM

Knotty Pine and Cedar Log Keezer Build
 
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I finally got my hands on a 7 cu. ft. GE chest freezer. I bought it from a couple on CL who only had it 3 months and decided that they didn't need it. I picked it up for $125 and they are about $100 more than that new!
I am attempting to build an oversided cabinet with casters and dressing it out with T&G knotty pine and cedar logs to match my bar decor. I want to build a collarless, coffin style Keezer. I really want to thank everyone who has take the time to post their pics of their keezers and to those who chronicled their builds from start to finish. I especially want to thank the likes of Jester, Brew Pastor, Jake The Hop Dog (Keith), Lilrascal, Clubbinaz, and Kegtoe to name a few who have made phenomenal keezers!

Attached is a couple of older pics of my bar. It is all done except drop ceiling at this point, so these pics. are a couple of weeks old. Here are the pics of the bar. Pics of my build so far will follow.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 01:31 AM

Knotty Pine and Cedar Log Keezer Build
 
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I finally got my hands on a 7 cu. ft. GE chest freezer. I bought it from a couple on CL who only had it 3 months and decided that they didn't need it. I picked it up for $125 and they are about $100 more than that new!
I am attempting to build an oversided cabinet with casters and dressing it out with T&G knotty pine and cedar logs to match my bar decor. I want to build a collarless, coffin style Keezer. I really want to thank everyone who has take the time to post their pics of their keezers and to those who chronicled their builds from start to finish. I especially want to thank the likes of Jester, Brew Pastor, Jake The Hop Dog (Keith), Lilrascal, Clubbinaz, and Kegtoe to name a few who have made phenomenal keezers!

Attached is a couple of older pics of my bar. It is all done except drop ceiling at this point, so these pics. are a couple of weeks old. Here are the pics of the bar. Pics of my build so far will follow.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 01:43 AM

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OK, here are a few shots of the freezer. It is in perfect shape, so I'm pretty excited with my find. I plan on making a 3 (possibly 4) tap system. Three 5 gallon ball lock kegs fit on the floor easily. After talking to a few people that have coverted the 7 cu. ft. GE, I guess 4 will fit, but it's a pretty tight squeeze. I really don't want to build a collar, so I'll most likely prep it for 4 taps and cram a 4th in or I may use a 3 1/2 gallon on the hump for rootbeer for the kids. I'm going to line the bottom with rubberized material that Keith (Jake the Hop Dog) did with his keezer. Thanks for the ideas Keith!

Here are the pics. of the freezer.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 01:43 AM

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OK, here are a few shots of the freezer. It is in perfect shape, so I'm pretty excited with my find. I plan on making a 3 (possibly 4) tap system. Three 5 gallon ball lock kegs fit on the floor easily. After talking to a few people that have coverted the 7 cu. ft. GE, I guess 4 will fit, but it's a pretty tight squeeze. I really don't want to build a collar, so I'll most likely prep it for 4 taps and cram a 4th in or I may use a 3 1/2 gallon on the hump for rootbeer for the kids. I'm going to line the bottom with rubberized material that Keith (Jake the Hop Dog) did with his keezer. Thanks for the ideas Keith!

Here are the pics. of the freezer.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 01:43 AM

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OK, here are a few shots of the freezer. It is in perfect shape, so I'm pretty excited with my find. I plan on making a 3 (possibly 4) tap system. Three 5 gallon ball lock kegs fit on the floor easily. After talking to a few people that have coverted the 7 cu. ft. GE, I guess 4 will fit, but it's a pretty tight squeeze. I really don't want to build a collar, so I'll most likely prep it for 4 taps and cram a 4th in or I may use a 3 1/2 gallon on the hump for rootbeer for the kids. I'm going to line the bottom with rubberized material that Keith (Jake the Hop Dog) did with his keezer. Thanks for the ideas Keith!

Here are the pics. of the freezer.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 02:09 AM

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I got to work on framing the cabinet earlier today. I have been working crazy hours, but did manage to spend about 4 hours on it today. The first group of picturs are how I framed the base and installed the casters. I went with 175 lb. rated hard rubber, swivel casters.

I want to warn you in advance that I am not a master carpenter like some of the guys that I have mentioned. I am truly impressed with the craftmanship of some of the builds on HBT. Your not going to see a lot of mitering, dove tailing, routering, etc. on this build. I'm not using any fancy design software, I'm just winging as I go, like I did with the rest of the bar. Just rustic, easy to work with materials and milled logs to trim it out. Simple, easy, and not a lot of precision required.

Spent about $50 for the 2"x4" studs, screws, and 3/16" T&G knotty pine. Still haven't purchased the materials for the top.

Here's the base.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 02:09 AM

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I got to work on framing the cabinet earlier today. I have been working crazy hours, but did manage to spend about 4 hours on it today. The first group of picturs are how I framed the base and installed the casters. I went with 175 lb. rated hard rubber, swivel casters.

I want to warn you in advance that I am not a master carpenter like some of the guys that I have mentioned. I am truly impressed with the craftmanship of some of the builds on HBT. Your not going to see a lot of mitering, dove tailing, routering, etc. on this build. I'm not using any fancy design software, I'm just winging as I go, like I did with the rest of the bar. Just rustic, easy to work with materials and milled logs to trim it out. Simple, easy, and not a lot of precision required.

Spent about $50 for the 2"x4" studs, screws, and 3/16" T&G knotty pine. Still haven't purchased the materials for the top.

Here's the base.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 02:09 AM

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I got to work on framing the cabinet earlier today. I have been working crazy hours, but did manage to spend about 4 hours on it today. The first group of picturs are how I framed the base and installed the casters. I went with 175 lb. rated hard rubber, swivel casters.

I want to warn you in advance that I am not a master carpenter like some of the guys that I have mentioned. I am truly impressed with the craftmanship of some of the builds on HBT. Your not going to see a lot of mitering, dove tailing, routering, etc. on this build. I'm not using any fancy design software, I'm just winging as I go, like I did with the rest of the bar. Just rustic, easy to work with materials and milled logs to trim it out. Simple, easy, and not a lot of precision required.

Spent about $50 for the 2"x4" studs, screws, and 3/16" T&G knotty pine. Still haven't purchased the materials for the top.

Here's the base.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 02:09 AM

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I got to work on framing the cabinet earlier today. I have been working crazy hours, but did manage to spend about 4 hours on it today. The first group of picturs are how I framed the base and installed the casters. I went with 175 lb. rated hard rubber, swivel casters.

I want to warn you in advance that I am not a master carpenter like some of the guys that I have mentioned. I am truly impressed with the craftmanship of some of the builds on HBT. Your not going to see a lot of mitering, dove tailing, routering, etc. on this build. I'm not using any fancy design software, I'm just winging as I go, like I did with the rest of the bar. Just rustic, easy to work with materials and milled logs to trim it out. Simple, easy, and not a lot of precision required.

Spent about $50 for the 2"x4" studs, screws, and 3/16" T&G knotty pine. Still haven't purchased the materials for the top.

Here's the base.


Hoppopotomus 02-09-2011 02:21 AM

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Here are some pics. that I took as I was framing the oversized cabinet for the keezer. The 7 cf GE calls for 3" of space around all surfaces. Since this unit does not have cooling coils on the back like the Sunbeam that Lilrascal used, I wanted to create more than enough space around the outer skin of the freezer to prevent overheating. I PM'd several people who have used this unit and there hasn't seemed to be a problem with overheating as long as there is adequate space around the unit. I framed it so that there is a 5" airspace between the inner walls of the cabinet and the freezer walls. I then decided to leave the back completely open and vent all 3 sides of the cabinet to be safe. Here are pics of the framing.



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