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Old 04-12-2011, 02:05 AM   #1
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First, thanks to Jester et al for the inspiration, motivation, and design.

I thought keezer v1.0 (soon to be keezer jr.) was dying. Apparently sticking 4 cornies full of 70F beer will wreck havoc on a 15 year old freezer... Long story short, he's still alive and his big brother is in surgery. I picked up a 14.8 cu ft chest freezer from Lowe's because of the seeming impending demise of Jr. I'll be doing a coffin on this one, shooting for 5 Perlicks and 1 stout tap. That should allow me room to condition 2 more for a total of 8 kegs at a time.

Like said, thanks to everyone for the great design tips, I will be stealing them. Here are a few pictures of the first day of progress.

Side view with framing and fan:


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Not sure what I am going to skin it with yet. SWMBO says it has to be dark wood to match the rest of the house. I also need to think of something for the bar top, so if anyone has ideas, shoot.
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Old 04-12-2011, 03:14 AM   #2
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Subscribed! Anxiously looking forward to progression pics.
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:19 AM   #3
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Subscribed as well! I'm not sure what wood I'd go with. just pay particular attention to the trim work. It seems to make or break all carpentry. Do you know what you're going to top it with yet?
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Subscribed as well! I'm not sure what wood I'd go with. just pay particular attention to the trim work. It seems to make or break all carpentry.
He's right. It's why most of my projects look like amateur work. Trimwork is what sets it apart.

 
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Old 04-14-2011, 04:08 AM   #5
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Got the paneling nailed/glued up and the top on. Outline for the coffin box is in place. Coffin cooling fan is mounted and the hole for running beer lines is drilled. Next I'll be sanding, sanding, and sanding. Oh yeah, and getting it trimmed and stained. I'm working on the coffin now too so hopefully it should be all together by the end of next week.

Paneling and side fan.


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Side shot of paneling. The top is not level because the freezer seal is not in place.


Close up of fan.


Fan installed.
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Old 04-16-2011, 01:59 AM   #6
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Most of the trim work is done now and I got the coffin box attached.



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Old 04-16-2011, 07:20 PM   #7
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Looks great! Looking forward to seeing more pictures.

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 06:46 AM   #8
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Finished up all the trim work and drilled the shank holes.



Sanded and got the first couple coats of stain on it today!!!

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Old 04-17-2011, 08:03 AM   #9
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Dude! This looks great!

 
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Old 04-17-2011, 08:16 AM   #10
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Dude! This looks great!
Thanks man. I think I picked up the wrong stain I should have grabbed the Cherry because the Red Oak I got doesn't have much red in it. Hopefully a few more coats will do the magic.
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