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Old 02-14-2011, 01:07 AM   #1
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Default Reclaimed Lumber Keezer Top and Keezer Build - PICS!

So I got sick of looking at this dumb white box in my apartment and was tired needing to lift the lid everytime I wanted some homebrew. I always had the intention of adding a collar and taps... but I wanted so something a little different. So I decided to build a whole new top out of old reclaimed CVG lumber. So I had my idea... not I just needed to build it.

Here is the before shot of my keezer and the wood.



Wood Before.





Once I started cutting the wood up I was able to see the beautiful old grain within!



So Unfortunately after that first day I forgot to take photos... I wanted to get done and have a real usable keezer.

Please see next post....



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Old 02-14-2011, 01:08 AM   #2
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so, like I said before... I never remember to actually take a photo while I was building. Now I have the top assembled and I am working on 'finishing' it.



I was also sick of the white box. So I primed it and cover with Chalkboard paint.



Insulated it.



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Finished, with a tap handle my buddy made me from a old shovel handle and some rope... pretty badass.





Bourbon Vanilla Porter, Maple Rye PA, and a Rye IPA on tap!



one more!





Hope you all like it!

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oops, how to I change the title of the thread?

I would like it to say:

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Looks great. I like the chalkboard paint.

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looks good.

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Looks great and I love the tap handle.

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Very nice design and also excellent woodwork! Did you use a plane on the boards or what? Proof that there are alternatives to mitered joints that can look as good or even better as you have shown.

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Very nice design and also excellent woodwork! Did you use a plane on the boards or what? Proof that there are alternatives to mitered joints that can look as good or even better as you have shown.
Thanks. I cut everything down with a table saw, then glued all the strips together, then ran the top through a planner. I originally planned to miter the joints but then decided against it... I am glad I did because I love the look of the side.
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looks fantastic!



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