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Old 09-05-2011, 09:49 PM   #1
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Default Wood covered kegerator build

After finally getting a kegerator off craigslist, I have decided to spruce(or rather pine) it up with some wood. The plan is to build a new tap tower and side panels out of wood. I am using pine since I'm on a budget. For the top, I plan on using 1x4 pine for the border with a piece of penny covered plywood for the center. After it is all done I will float in some epoxy over the pennies. For the side panels, I am going to use 1x4 for the border with tongue and groove in the center. I'm still up in the air about what to do for a drip tray. The goal is to have no unfinished edges. Ill keep updating with pictures as I go.

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Old 09-05-2011, 10:01 PM   #2
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That will look great! Just started a keezer conversion and am thinking about putting wood ply on the sides to spruce it up. Stained redwood ply, liquid nails right to side of the freezer. Only started the collar today

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:20 PM   #3
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Tap tower coming together

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Old 09-06-2011, 05:44 PM   #4
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subscribed. I'm interested to see this one come together. theres plenty of keezer build threads, but not many people putting a nice dress on a kegerator (which im considering doing myself)

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Old 09-07-2011, 01:13 AM   #5
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More pics of the tap tower. I'm on the fence about staining the main section darker. I am also thinking about putting a 2" section between the tap section and the top. Maybe with another band of molding. What do you guys think? The clamp on top is for weight to hold the parts together. The sections aren't glued yet.

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I think I like it.

I definitely like the contrasting light and dark sections. IMHO, I'd stain the lighter woods an oak or maybe even maple color and try to get them to match as close as you can.

Only thing I don't care for, and please take this in the friendly constructive manner in which I intend it, is the dark colored piece on top needs to be shaped to look more like it's part of the design. Being square like that it just sorta looks slapped on. I don't know what sort of woodworking equipment you have access to, but with a table saw and a router it wouldn't be much work to custom cut a piece that would really match the shape of that top section really well.

I like the direction you're going, but I would suggest that one tweak.

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:20 AM   #7
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Thanks for the input. I am doing this with a handsaw and a circular saw. I am a pretty crappy carpenter by admission. As far as the top piece, I know what you mean. That is why I had thought of putting another small section above the taps to break it up. It is the same as the bottom piece and I though some symmetry would be nice to kinda frame it. In any case, I'm gonna play around with a few more things and see what I come up with. The main section already has 2 coats of stain on it. I think I need to go with something darker as well. We will see. Cheers!

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Old 09-08-2011, 02:08 AM   #8
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Do you guys think this makes it look more fluid and less slapped on? If not I am going to make a spacer section. This thing is starting to get pretty tall though.

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Do you guys think this makes it look more fluid and less slapped on? If not I am going to make a spacer section. This thing is starting to get pretty tall though.
it looks like an owl when the faucets aren't on there
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Old 09-08-2011, 02:15 AM   #10
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I think it looks much better that way

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