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Old 02-22-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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After trolling through the forums repeatedly and drooling over everyone's Brew Sculpture I decided that I needed one myself as I was tired of using unstable card tables and anything else I could get my hands on.

I am by no means an expert but I got some great ideas from everyone on this forum.

The price of angle iron and the fact that I do not know how to weld pretty much eliminated that idea. So I decided to build one out of wood because it would fit into how much I could currently afford and it was something I could do by myself.





















This project took about 8 hours to complete, with a few trips to the big box hardware store. It also went through a few changes as I was building it. Initially the top was going to have a solid plywood base, but it placed by burner too high, and as I am in the Northwest we tend to get a lot of rain. I didn't want to catch my house on fire or discolor my garage door or ceiling, so I eliminated it. Which brought an all new challenge as it took away my middle "shelf" for storage. I then got the idea of building a drop down shelf/table. This was created using several hinges and then 3 magnetic catches to lock it into place when stored.

I am going to brew on it a few times before I add any plumbing or other features, to really get a feel for what I want to improve. I will post some update pictures as I get more added.

I want to thank the entire community for posting their ideas and allowing others to view and take from them when they finally decide to go forward and build their own gear. These forums were definitely my inspiration!

Thank you!

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:42 PM   #2
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looks a lot like how mine started, i'm a fan of the wood sculpture, nice work!

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Old 02-22-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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Man there was a guy posting earlier today about a 3 tier stand using a pump. I suggested a 2 tier made out of wood like I have seen around here. This is what the guy needs to build. Good work.

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Old 02-23-2011, 12:20 AM   #4
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Thanks guys!

My goal is to get a second burner and 15 gallon pot. If I get that then I will be pretty happy with the setup I designed I think. If not, then I think a March pump will be in my future.

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That looks great. I'm gonna bookmark this thread and use your design as a foundation for my build. Thanks.

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Old 02-24-2011, 07:11 PM   #6
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Feel free to ask me any questions that will help you in your build. The nice thing about wood is it is easy to change, and believe me I made a few changes during the construction.

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do want! nicely done

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How does the legs for the shelf work? Do you have a pic from the side of them showing the hinge? It just does not seem like they could be hinged the way they look in the picture when the shelf is stowed.

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Ignore the metal piece between the two 2x4's, I used my large T square to prop it in a semi open position so I could get a decent picture from the side and of the hinges.

Basically I just reversed the hinges so that gravity would open the hinges and the legs would "drop open" when the table was lowered.

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Any updated photos? How's she working out for ya? I'm still looking ahead to mine, hopefully this summer. Your rig and another one on this board are gonna meet in the middle to make my own. Can't wait.

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