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Old 11-05-2012, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default DIY Kegerator: Beer Fridge Furniture

I submitted the writeup for this build as an HBT article, but wanted to post some of the kegerator photos for those looking to do something similar. Feel free to ask questions and keep your eyes peeled for the article.

"This post is addressed to us brewers who are looking to fully integrate kegerators into our homes and move past the beer fridge / keezer aesthetic. I set out to convert a piece of furniture (any piece that struck my fancy) into a kegerator. A good looking final product was key to my significant other allowing it inside the house."

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Old 11-05-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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How do you cool this? I am looking to do something similar, but not as nice looking for a fermenting chamber (I'm building a chamber unto a pre-bought shelf). I have been trying to figure out how to cool it for awhile, but cant come up with any ideas.



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My garage and basement are full of antique furniture. I am so sick of antique furniture. Maybe I can cut it up and make some beer furniture!

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@hedbutter -- Looks like in the pic where you can see the keg - a sacrificial mini fridge was carefully shoe-horned in.

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I just saw this http://desmoines.craigslist.org/atq/3370485639.html and thought the same thing

That is really good, nice job.

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Exactly right. I tore apart the cheapest mini-fridge I could find (1.8 cuft $15 unit) and fit the internals into place.

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Who else looked at this thread and envisioned some guy in 50 years at the Antiques Roadshow asking how much it was worth?

Then getting told in its unmodified state: 50k, but since somebody turned it into a bar its worth 200 lol.

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Unfortunately the antique washstand wasn't as antique as I was told. The dovetails were router cut, the screws were mass manufactured and the veneer was coming off in strips on the sides of the cabinet (not shown in the picture). Still better than anything that can be bought at IKEA.

Lesson #2: Try not to destroy rare antiques, but anything picked up cheap that brings you happiness is completely worth it.

Maybe this will fall into the "American Folk Art" category! But at least I get to have a nice looking kegerator in the dinning room.

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Looks Great!

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How cool does this stay? I conveniently have an extra 1.8 cu ft fridge



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