So I started homebrewing in August and it didn't take long for me to realize how much I hate bottling and bought a couple of kegs, then a chest freezer, and then I went crazy. I read tons of threads on here and compared everyone's keezer builds. I came up with my own plan based on what would require the least amount of tools and would be easiest for me to do. The only thing I've used up until now is a power drill.
I bought the 5.0 cuft Holiday Chest Freezer at Lowe's. I didn't want something too big and figured I wouldn't have more then three kegs on tap at a time.
I decided to build a collar that was attached to the lid because I have enough trouble lifting a keg and can barely get it in the freezer at it's current height. I don't want to have to wait for my boyfriend to be over to change out the kegs.
I got my perlick faucets, shanks, secondary regulator, and distributor from kegconnection. I bought my beer line hose from micromatic.
I knew I needed my collar to be 6 inches in height so I could put a keg on the hump in the freezer. I bought 1x6's at Lowes and my first mistake was not knowing that just because it's called a 1x6 does not mean it is 6 inches.
I ended up going back and getting 1x10's to make my collar.