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Old 12-13-2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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Default Wheeled base for keezer

I'm building a wheeled base for my keezer. It's a 7CF chest freezer and empty it weighs 91 lbs. Add 3 or 4 cornys, tubing and 5lb CO2 tank that put's it at what? ~300 lbs?. Does anybody have any suggestions for wood (2x4?) and wheels? I'm trying to be productive on my days off since my kegging system (SWMBO xmas gift ) is on the way. I'm also going to brew! First time since April!

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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I'd look into an old bedframe that you can drill and bolt together. 1.5" (2x4) + 3" caster equals considerable height addition to your chest freezer. Just a thought....

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Old 12-13-2011, 02:52 PM   #3
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I made mine out 2x6's with half lap joints, bolted on some solid 3" casters (not from HD or Lowes, $20 a piece at the woodworking store), and then trimmed it with some poplar to create a lip that would keep it from falling off the base.

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Old 12-13-2011, 03:07 PM   #4
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I'm in the process of building one as well. Pictures are posted on my thread http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/free...-build-284078/.

I used 2x4 with pocket joints (2 1/2 in. screws) and 2 in. wheels. I also plan to add trim to match the collar (when I can get to that).

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Old 12-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
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I made mine out of 1x4 and double layered it to interlock the joints. I screwed my casters onto it at each corner. I made the base about 1" bigger all the way around my chest freezer. I then attached the skirt board to that about 1.5" off the ground. It keeps the freezer on the base and hides my casters and freezer bottom from view.

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Old 12-13-2011, 10:25 PM   #6
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I used 2x8's, planed and jointed to a nice square edge, butt-joined, glued and screwed with counter-sunk 3.5" long #8 wood screws, covered the holes with finishing plugs, and added gussets to support the casters.


I wanted the lift to bring the keezer lid up to a comfortable height...


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Old 12-14-2011, 09:06 PM   #7
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I used 2x4's lapped on the corners with relatively cheap Harbor Freight "roller blade" style swivel wheels. It raised up the keezer a bit (~3")

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Old 12-15-2011, 03:26 AM   #8
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Day tripper, are those the 2" casters from Lowes rated at 125lb? That's what I purchased mostly because they were like $3.50 each unlike $10 a piece like everything else.

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Old 12-15-2011, 03:30 AM   #9
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Anybody just JB Weld casters to the bottom of the freezer?

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Old 12-15-2011, 03:35 AM   #10
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Think twice about drilling or cutting bedframes... They're cast or ?? and I burned through a couple sawsall blades trying it once.....

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