Originally Posted by solo103
How did you attach the wood collar?
To avoid drilling into the rim of the chest freezer I ended up using scotch high density foam mounting tape. I believe the spec on the tape was around 2lb / sq inch.
I adhered the tape around the entire perimeter of the collar leaving the paper on the back side. I next set the lid on the freezer and removed the tape backing from one of the ends of the collar and carefully attached.
i then lifted the opposite about an inch, removed the rest of the backing and firmly placed the collar.
I am pretty pleased with the bond. I am a bit concerned about how it will hold up at lower temps, but if it fails there are automotive adhesive tapes that have a much stronger bond strength and even more temp resilience.