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VegasJ 11-29-2012 01:02 AM

VegasJ's coffin Keezer build, yes another one on HBT!
Saw one of these months ago on Youtube when I got into brewing, then saw the thread here for Keezer builds in this DYI section while Googling for keezers. I've been wanting to do one ever since!

So, here we go:

Freezer (7cuft) off CL for $100


Of course, I had to test it with my kegs & Co2 setup...


misc white pine, dark walnut stain, brown panel nails, Elmers wood glue

got it all framed up & stained...




going to trim out the top there so the 2x4 ends aren't seen... fits like a glove!


Working on the lid & coffin top over the next few days. I removed the freezer lid & made one out of 2x4's on edge with 1" thick foam rubber weather stripping surround to seal the lid, 1/2" plywood atop that 2x4 frame & will reattach it to the freezer using the hinges. I'll be adding 1/4" cement board to tile the top with something, as well as a small backsplash area like everyone else pretty much. Maybe will add some rope lighting under the lid edge & under the coffin behind the faucet area.

I Just ordered:
2-Perlic 525ss faucets, 3 - 4" ss shanks, 3 - 90* elbows as well as another Co2 regulator for the 25/75 beer gas bottle (the air place near me does beer gas mix in Co2 tanks so Co2 regulators are used) all from Ritebrew.

Just scored this on e-bay for $50


I got that blue 20# Co2 tank on CL for $20, kegs, tubing, regulator all from Keggle Brewing in the Vendor list. Just need a 5# beer gas mix bottle tile & misc trim once the lid goes on and it is pour away!

I was originally going to do a 2x10 collar, 4 kegs (3 regular & 1 stout w/beer gas mix) with the 20# Co2 & a 5# beer gas mix on the step inside, and taps out of the front but the room this is going in it would be a tight fit & I can see people bumping into the faucets. I changed it to 3 kegs & the 20# tank on the floor & will put the 5# beer gas in a hole I'll make in the basket so it sits on the step.

more pics to come once the lid is on!

spkguitar 11-29-2012 01:34 AM


VegasJ 11-29-2012 11:25 PM

Thanks man!

Spent another $150 at the box store today on tile, more pine, & grout n tiling stuff.

I'm not sure yet how I want the coffin top to look... any ideas out there besides scanning through the coffin top thread? I have already done that about... oh, 20 times. LoL

Hoppopotomus 11-30-2012 09:07 PM

What kind of tile did you purchase? With the vintage look you are going for, you have to go with stone on the top......it would be money VegasJ, money! :D

I think that the darker stained wood needs some contrast, so a lighter tumbled travertine stone top with a kick a$$ coffin would look great. You can check out my keezer in my signature line to see the tile that I used if interested. My keezer is very rustic, but the stone top adds a little elegance to the piece as well. As far as the coffin goes, I incorporated flanking shelves on mine to display pint glasses, but there are some other really cool ideas on Jeebas' coffin keezer thread. Can't wait to see the rest of your build come together, because so far, it looks awesome! :mug:


VegasJ 11-30-2012 09:52 PM

multi-color stone tile


going with this on the lid



Got this 12x12 squares of 2x2:


to go inside the 1st 6x6 tiles around the edge, trimming it to be 2 rows of 2x2 or 1 row of 2x2... not sure yet.

Or trim it to be 2 rows of the 2x2 around the edge then the 6x6 in from there...

and this will go on the coffin top face behind the faucets:


Hoppopotomus 11-30-2012 10:21 PM

Sweet choices.......can never go wrong with slate! Used similar in my bar. Keep the pics coming!:mug:

beaksnbeer 12-01-2012 05:31 PM

I went with glass tiles on the back, I find slate is harder to clean beer off of. Look nice though, Damn need to get my pics loaded one day :o

VegasJ 12-02-2012 01:17 AM

I thought about that... but I think I'll just seal the crap out of the backsplash & go with it.

Coffin done & stain is drying... This is before the stain, it looks crooked as all hell, but I swear it isn't. The faucet side pieces are at 5*... maybe the angle of the pic? LoL

I never thought laying out the coffin & tiles would be such a pain in the ass. really.


limulus 12-02-2012 01:20 AM

Oh, that should look great. Is it just me or my monitor or do you have Dr Seuss assisting you with that build? I do not like green beer and ham. I do not like them Sam I Am.

beaksnbeer 12-02-2012 02:56 AM

Damn, looks like an 80lb lid

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