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Old 04-10-2013, 12:43 PM   #21
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Looking good. Did you figure out what you were going to do with the top? Tile?
I haven't really yet. I am woefully underfunded to fully get all of the kegging equipment I need, so I may just lay some linoleum on top for now so I can move it inside and use it as a ferm chamber. The plywood on top is not very thick, so I want to do something light. I saw some metallic tile that are adhesive on the back that I thought might look pretty good and was pretty thin, but I'm really still up in the air.
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Old 04-11-2013, 03:04 PM   #22
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One more with a coat of stain on the top trim. Still interested in doing something light on top, I think tile will be too much, but I have seen some that is thinner that might work. Anyone have any suggestions? I think I want something darker, like a deep blue, but something gold may work too to match the trim. Any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-15-2013, 01:33 PM   #23
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Crappy resolution, but thought I'd share. Mocking up the coffin and shelving for the top. Working outside in spring has terrible disadvantages, yes it is discolored, yes it is ALL pollen.....



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Old 04-24-2013, 01:00 PM   #24
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How do we feel about a "Knight Rider"-esque light bar?

http://youtu.be/zuRBfl-hGt8

EDIT: SWMBO nixed it. Guess I'll just do a regular light bar

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Old 04-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #25
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Very slightly more progress, but to me a huge step. I got my holes drilled through for air flow and beer lines. School is finishing up so I should have some more time to work on this, not to mention it looks to rain this weekend and I have a lot of the wood already cut for the shelves and the rest of the coffin, so I hope to finish that this weekend as well.

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Old 04-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #26
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Crappy resolution, but thought I'd share. Mocking up the coffin and shelving for the top. Working outside in spring has terrible disadvantages, yes it is discolored, yes it is ALL pollen.....
Gotta love NC and our HIGH POLLEN AIR QUALITY. I was in Southern Pines the other day...Holy $#!+! Talk about pollen, a friends back patio looked like he spread 1/4" think layer of yellow powder all over it. And I have high allergies to just about every grass/tree/weed/shrub/you name it, so you can imagine what this crap is doing to me. Glad we have the rain coming in this weekend. We need it!

On a different note, your keezer is look great and I can't wait to see it finished.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:57 PM   #27
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A lot more progress this weekend. I say that slightly tongue-in-cheek as it does not look like it, but it takes a long time to tape that coffin box. It was raining a bit so I couldn't go cut anything. The sides of the shelves are secured and I have the boards marked up to cut. Also bought a stair tread to use as the across the top shelf. Huge find since I have no finishing tools. Should have that on this week along with finishing the stain on the whole thing. I'll likely end up installing the fans underneath the lid. Anyone have any pros or cons to that? I'm going to cover the particle board with some of the leftover plywood I used for the sides and I still haven't quite decided on what to do for the "tile" part of the lid. Thinking maybe even some kickplate steel might look pretty cool or painting some wood to lay down and then using the bar top epoxy to fill it in to waterproof it. Anything else I might be missing?









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Old 05-02-2013, 07:36 PM   #28
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Stair tread turned out to be too short, but I found something else that worked nicely, but it won't have the rounded edge. Still need to find some trim pieces I like to finish out the top and of course whatever the heck I plan on putting as the "tile". But I'm feeling pretty good overall. I add some trim pieces to the corners of the lid, not real pleased with them, but my wood putty skills didn't hold up and I figured this was the lesser of two evils.







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Old 05-07-2013, 12:08 PM   #29
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My LED light strip came in and I got it wired in with the switch for the LED sign in the front. Couldn't think of any reason why I'd have those on separately, so wired them together. Waiting on my converter to come in to wire up the fans, should be here by the end of the week. I'm going to have to take out the freezer to not only clean the LED sign in the front, but I need to install the temp controller. I was debating where to put it, but since I have to take the freezer out anyway, I decided to put it up front. Finally decided on what I'm going to do with the top. It'll be a polished absolute black tile, but I'm going to try to use Ditra as the backer so it will be much lighter. I only need a little bit though and that will not be worth the $85 price tag for a roll, so I have to find out where to get a chunk, but I'm glad I finally decided on something. Can't see it in the picture, but I also went ahead and drilled the 4 holes for the taps. I have all of the trim that I just need to cut and I'm going to spray paint it gold to match the trim around the sign below. Thanks for all who have been hanging around, I realize this has been a slow process, but that's all the funds will allow.



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Inching ever so closer. I have all of the trim installed on the top, tidied up the wiring and got the fans installed and wired in. SWMBO didn't like the idea of the temp controller on the front, so it is now on the right side, didn't really matter to me. Now I just need to buy the tile for the top to knock it out. I figure I'll just use tyvek as a barrier as opposed to backerboard to reduce some of the weight, but this, just like most other ones, is going to be a heavy SOB.





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