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Old 05-30-2008, 02:20 PM   #1
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Well, here are a few pics from the almost finished product. I will be putting doors on this weekend. I used 3/4" oak mdf and then solid oak for the front. There is 1" foam board all around and there will be some on the door as well as some weather stripping to prevent any leaking.





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Old 06-02-2008, 04:39 PM   #2
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Well, I went to HD and Menards to get a 1/4 sheet of oak MDF, but to no avail. I was pissed because I wanted to finish it this weekend. However, I did order a temp controller.


http://www.coleparmer.com/Catalog/pr...sp?sku=9352000


It should be here today.


FYI: It is hard to tell from the pics, but I used an old dorm fridge (traded a printer for it) for the cooling system.

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Well, I got the quarter sheet of oak plywood and the Love controller came in as well. I finished hanging the doors, but I still need to add the trim on the doors , wire the controller and stain the cabinet. Here are a few pics from earlier in the building. Hopefully the finished product will be done this weekend.



That is me using the Skill Saw.





That brad nailer is awesome. I can't remember the model number but you can get it for $70 shipped from Amazon. Shoots 5/8" to 2" brads.

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That's looking very nice!!

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Thanks. This project is going to end up costing me about the same as one of those Magic Chef freezers, but the SWMBO wouldn't want that sitting in the living room!

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Looks good, but why the freezer tray? Won't that inhibit you from being able to put 2 carboys w/airlocks in it?

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Looks good, but why the freezer tray?
That's where the 'cold' is coming from, no?
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That's where the 'cold' is coming from, no?
Correct. The opening is 27 1/2" which is more then enough for my 6.5 glass carboy and the famous 'Ale Pail'. But I actually think I could fit two carboys. I think there is enough clearance.
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Well, the cabinet is all finished. I just have to wire the controller up and stain. I am at work now, but will post pictures later tonight.

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