Originally Posted by 2BeerSpeer
Thanks for your reply. I was concerned more about the thickness of the boards being able to support the lid...Do you think it would hold up? In my mind I think it would work but I'm not that experienced with the boards! Ideally I will have a grey composite collar with 1" insulation board backing it and plan on wrapping the freezer in black vinyl for now and later re-wrap it when I can decide on the theme I want
If you are simply looking to build a collar I can't imagine it wouldn't be strong enough... composite boards are as strong ( and most cases stronger) than regular wood boards... the lid of the keezer is really not all that heavy..
here is a build I found on here quickly by simply searching the forumshttp://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/my-c...-build-182614/
they used regular wood boards, and no thicker than what most composite boards are...
The one tricky piece you may have is the lack of options for screws etc to build with. Composite decking has a limited amount of different screws and what not due to typically being for a single task ( decking) while regular wood is used in 240823048 different tasks, so many tools/screws/nails etc to connect them how you need for a keezer!
Another option for you would be build the collar out of regular wood and simply add the composite as a outer layer. ( make 4 mitered pieces to just screw down to the collar, which would give you the look you want, and allow for the keezer to be easier to assemble?
you aren't located in western NY by chance are you ( I could just come help u out!)