I bought that 2.5 gal corny kit Williams brewing sells from a friend and made some changes. First, I force carbed this beer. Then tossed the picnic tap, attached 5' of beer line, and attached a rebuilt tap I got from my craigslist score of kegging equipment.
The base is built out of 3/4" white particle board and 3/4" hardwood scrap lying around the basement of the house I just bought. I traced the outline of the keg in one piece, cut it out, then cut the front one a bit longer for the tap and 1/2" higher so the keg would tilt back. Before I filled the keg though I bent the dip tube towards the bottom edge so I'd get every last drop out. When the pressure drops, I just give a quick blast from the 12 gram CO2 dispenser. That rebuilt tap is nice, but I've already got the Perlick on order. I was gone for 3 days and she was stuck a bit even though I keg-lubed all the working parts before putting it back together.
Oh, and the Bud is for boiling brats.