I finally started to get serious on my build.
A couple of months ago, I found this for $60 this at a garage sale.
It's a 5 cu ft Magic Chef. It has a nice small footprint and with a collar still easily holds 4 ball locks and my 5lb CO2.
I built a collar out of some old oak table leaves, insulated it with styrofoam and covered that with some cheap plywood. You can see my high tech clamping system in the picture and in the background you can see the Haier freezer I bought on CL that died before I started to build it
I put that on top of the freezer and was using it with a picnic tap for quite a while until I decided to get moving on it last weekend
I couldn't decide what I was going to use to cover the freezer but finally decided that I would cover it in 1/4 oak plywood and then trim it out around the collar and lid. I also decided to use the plywood to cover the collar so everything matched and lined up better. This is what I have done so far...
I replaced the cheesy worn out wheels that were on it with two inch casters. I'm not sure but I think I am going to keep the CO2 outside so that I can swap it out with my 20lb tank if I run out
I'm doing everything with hand tools-circular saw, skill saw and drill so things are a bit sloppy, but I borrowed a miter saw to do the miter cuts on the trim pieces and I am going to cover the edges with corner molding.
So far so good