I was inspired by Quaffer's build
and decided to begin my own Keezer project using the Black Frigidaire 7.2 cu ft Chest Freezer.
I bought the freezer new from Lowes. If you go to the post office and ask for a change of address form package a 10% off coupon is included within. This got me 25$ off the price, even thought the expiration date was 3 months ago.
The first item of business was removing the lid and testing to make sure all 4 kegs would fit. I had 2 pepsi style kegs(tall/skinny) and 2 coke style kegs(short/fat). I was able to fit 3 on the floor and one on the hump with room for a CO2 tank.
The next step was to add casters to the bottom to make it easier to move around. I picked up 4 2" casters at Lowes. I attached some wood to the bottom on 4 corners in order to mount the casters.
Construction of the collar began next. I went with pine for the wood. After measuring it out I came up with the bare bones version seen below.
Instead of of using foam board for insulation I made the collar solid wood and used a thinner board on the insides to hide the wood. Running around the top is some more pine that sticks out slightly over the edge. The edges were cut at a 45 degree angle for presentation. All wood was glued and screwed fast with 2" screws.
Now that the collar was constructed I measured where the holes would be and drilled 4 holes with a 7/8" bit. Below are some pictures with the faucets and shanks 'test mounted'.
It is now time to stain the collar. The pictures below have 2 coats applied with poly coming next.
I should hopefully have the collar and lid attached next week along with the bottle cap opener/catcher and drip tray. I'm using the Johnson/Johnson analog temperature controller which will be mounted in the back.