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Old 01-05-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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So after determining that I miscalculated my initial dimensions and fixed those I was able to get started. For now, I will no longer need to do a "modular" build, which to be honest I'm pretty relieved about. I plan on doing a coffin keezer, and if I'm still being honest, this will be a mildly lengthy project to space out the spending and time availability.

Started with a Magic Chef 7.0 cuft freezer. So far I have the dolly built and the collar on. I will end up adding some foam on the inside of the collar, just don't have it yet. I plan on cutting out a 2x2' section in the plywood(or some form of panelling) in order to insert an LED sign in the front. I think I'm going to have it on the inside and then place a piece of plexiglass over the outside and cover the edges with trim. Dark stain, or possibly just paint it black. A lot of the little details are still up in the air, just winging it as I go and come up with ideas. So thanks for checking it out and I'm completely open for suggestions.




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Old 02-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #2
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Made a little progress on this. I was able to get most of the wood and got all the pieces cut. I need to get more liquid nails to hang the plywood, so only a couple of new pics. I'm using 1/4" oak hardboard to keep it light since I will have to move it at some point. I also insulated the collar and have my temp controller hooked up, but since I can't fit it in my apartment, it's not very effective at the moment. Still trying to figure out how to do the lid of the freezer dimension wise and exactly what I want to put on it. Starting to come together though, in my head anyway.


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:44 PM   #3
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I approve of this keezer.

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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Got a chance to start piecing things together to see how it will work. Won't be professional grade, but I'm pretty happy with it and I think it'll look good enough. Still deciding on a stain and I think I'll end up putting a baseboard around the bottom.





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Old 02-21-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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Looking good! Can't wait to see it finished. I have the same style light as your GT one, but for NCSU instead. Check the back wall in the photo below.



Also noticed you're in Raleigh, whereabouts?

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Old 02-22-2013, 02:45 AM   #6
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I really like it, PITA to keep dust and dog hair off of though...

Apex, been here since last May. Loving it so far. You?

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Agree with the PITA to keep clean. I'm glad I was finally able to get mine up off the floor. Good luck keeping it clean with it sitting down there at a dog's height! HAHA.

In Garner, 10 minutes from Downtown Raleigh. Been here since '99 and really enjoy the area. I love the way downtown is changing for the better; better restaurants, bars, new amphitheater, etc. The local craft beer scene is growing tremendously as well. I def recommend Tasty Beverage and Bottle Revolution in Raleigh as well as Sam's Quik shop in Durham. If you want to hit up a place for 100+ taps and 500+ bottles, hit up World of Beer.

Good luck with the Keezer and I can't wait to see it completed.

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Couple more pics of the trim that will go around the LED sign.



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Old 02-22-2013, 02:11 PM   #9
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That's really going to look sweet...well, except for the GT light.... Keep up the postings. Again, really nice job!!!

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Big GT Fan here. Keep the pics coming! Might have to borrow some of your ideas.

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