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Old 02-01-2013, 05:58 AM   #1
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So I pulled the trigger yesterday on a chest freezer and decided to build my keezer.

I went to the hardware store yesterday so that I could get an early start today (10:30 is early for me, I work nights).

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Started by cutting the marble top I got on craigslist for $40 It took 8 crappy masonty blades to cut through, but can be done.

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Built a frame and mounted wheels.

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I then wrapped the frame with 1/4 inch birch plywood.

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Next was to trim it out with poplar. Seemed kind of tall, I don't know if the freezer itself is too tall, or if it is the stud floor that the freezer sits on.

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Finally I finished the coffin. I looked for my taps, but could only come accross 3 complete, 1 nitro fauce, and a shank... I must have done something with the others?

Like I said, I like it, but it seems too tall I also think that I will change the backsplash to take the entire back of the keezer, perhaps making it seem less tall.

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And here is a shot with some little things from around the house to make it seem a little less obtrusive and stark.

I still need to seal some of the gaps, finish some trim, and decide whether I go clear coat or stain.

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Looks fantastic.

How did you run the lines up to the taps?

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The marble stops about 8.5 inches from the back of the top. I havn't run them yet, but I will enclose the back of the coffin, cut several holes, insulate, and install fans to circulate the temp. I will probably also install fans in the fram to vent the sidewalls of the chest freezer.

Marbel weighs 200-250 lbs. A bitch to work with and I am concerned whether I will need to install some more hinges that I have on hand.

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Looks great so far!

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