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Old 09-04-2009, 01:15 AM   #1
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Default Custom wood keg tower

Sound ambitious? I guess I always get in over my head. I have a Danby kegerator with the typical 2.5" diameter black single head tower. I custom built the kegerator into my basement bar cabinetry and installed my countertop over all of it it. I then drilled through and attached the tower to the countertop, re-insulated, and ran hoses - everything is good. I now want to add at least one more tap (I have been reading threads regarding that). I am bouncing around the idea of getting a reclaimed timber section of wood about 10" x 10" x 20" and coring the center and turning/sculpting a tower cover, if you will. Anybody tried this or would mind talking it though before I attempt? I really like the turned profile and detailing of the ceramic towers that are out on the retail market.

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Old 09-04-2009, 01:26 AM   #2
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Sound ambitious? I guess I always get in over my head. I have a Danby kegerator with the typical 2.5" diameter black single head tower. I custom built the kegerator into my basement bar cabinetry and installed my countertop over all of it it. I then drilled through and attached the tower to the countertop, re-insulated, and ran hoses - everything is good. I now want to add at least one more tap (I have been reading threads regarding that). I am bouncing around the idea of getting a reclaimed timber section of wood about 10" x 10" x 20" and coring the center and turning/sculpting a tower cover, if you will. Anybody tried this or would mind talking it though before I attempt? I really like the turned profile and detailing of the ceramic towers that are out on the retail market.

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That is an awesome idea! I had never thought of that. I have a 2.5 in tower as well. I added 2 more taps to it. Let me tell ya, that was a challenge.

Never seen anybody do what your talking tho. If you attempt it, be sure to make a Thread on it.


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Old 09-04-2009, 01:31 AM   #3
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That is an awesome idea!
I'll second that. Definitely post pics when you're done.
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sounds like it would be awesome. you could do some very cool stuff.
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Old 09-04-2009, 03:14 AM   #5
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sounds like it would be awesome.
well, i hope so. i am wondering about the diameter of the center core. I obviously want it to fit tight around the existing tower, but it needs to be wide enough to house maybe three heads with hose barbs. would 3" dia be enough? i see that as typical on some pipe towers.
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i talked with a builder friend and scored a 10"x10"x16" timber cut-off of douglas fir at no cost (lucky). not the best for turning and shaping, but it will work. i am going to the beer supply store to pick up two new spouts. let the brainstorming begin...
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3" is pretty tight for multiple faucets and shanks, if you could do 4" I think you would be better off, at least for the area where the shanks connect. I'm looking forward to seeing what you build.
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ever do anything with this?


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