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Old 03-28-2014, 01:57 AM   #1
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Convinced SWMBO that I needed a small bar to store my brew stuff and my own fridge for beer. So my shopping began. Started by looking at fridges. Found an Igloo FR464 at a sweet price of 89.99 shipped to my door, then picked up a pinlock keg from keg connection and started pondering my mini bar. Decided I was going to put a cabinet next to the fridge an build a frame around the fridge to bring the height up the same as the cabinet and then put a small piece of counter top on it. Will post more pics as it goes. Nothing spectacular but it will work for what I need/want right. Plan is to build a tower and run it through the counter into the fridge.
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Counter top is just sitting there for now. I'll hopefully have time to build the frame around the fridge this weekend.


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Old 03-28-2014, 02:06 AM   #2
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Very nice. Keep the updates coming.

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Old 03-28-2014, 03:38 AM   #3
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If you haven't already I suggest you checkout the big thread on converting that fridge in the kegging forum. May save you from bricking it, looks great so far. Good luck!


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Old 03-30-2014, 12:53 AM   #4
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Had some time to build the framework for the bar. It's all 3/4" oak plywood. I'm not sure what color to stain it yet so it will stay bare for a while. As for a tower, since my background and profession is custom fabrication and design work, I'll be custom building my tower. I'm going to build a doublewall tower. I plan to use a piece of 4" aluminum with 2.5" tube on the inside and fill the gap with spray foam, and the base will be waterjetted out of a piece of 1" aluminum. Then everything will be welded together on the inside to hide the welds and then either polished of powdercoated.

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