I have been doing a fair amount of beer festivals lately and needed a tap box to serve from. In the past I was simply using a cobra style dispenser and often filling pitchers from the keg. I also wanted to have a bit more class, as I am often serving alongside professional brewers who have nice looking boxes in which to serve. My requirements included at least 4 taps, portable, light weight and something that had my name/ brand on it.
I drew up some dimensions and came up with this Irish Coffin Box, here some pictures of the quick and easy build:
I started with some 3/8" "Birch plywood"
To cover the ugly ends of the plywood, I used some iron-on banding , also made of birch
trimming off the excess with a razor blade:
In the theme of keeping this box light, I used some simple pressure treated frame pieces:
Here's a shot of the corner bracing, glued and nailed for strength:
Then I added some molding to the top collar and footings here:
Pretty plain still , I added from fancier molding to add more depth and character: