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Old 11-16-2011, 03:12 AM   #11
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I've gotten a fair amount more done over the last few weeks, just haven't gotten around to posting pics. I'm still shooting to have my first beer poured by Thanksgiving.

Bar top is on, wiring done, and one lighting fixture up.


Another view of the top and you can see the base cabinet for the back bar. I still have some trim to do to cover up some of my crappy cuts!


View behind the bar.


Another view. This turned out to be much bigger than I had pictured!


Keezer lid attached and the hinges are holding the weight just fine.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:45 PM   #12
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Looking good!

 
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:09 PM   #13
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How hard can you lean on the edge of the hinged part before it flips up? Don't want a drunken buddy tipping the whole bar/lid over.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:18 PM   #14
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I can put all of my 200 pounds on it and it only moves a little. The lip sticks out 12" and the whole top is 40" so you're not getting much leverage.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:20 PM   #15
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Great! Cannot wait to see the final piece. I've got plans to renovate my basement bar, and this is motivation.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:28 PM   #16
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I love watching bar build threads. I can't wait till I have enough space to build something like this.
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:33 PM   #17
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How hard can you lean on the edge of the hinged part before it flips up? Don't want a drunken buddy tipping the whole bar/lid over.
Even if it does tip. Couldn't a nice latch/lock be mounted on the front side?

 
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:42 PM   #18
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Even if it does tip. Couldn't a nice latch/lock be mounted on the front side?
You easily could, on the right side there where I have the 2x4 mounted to the top. I really can't see it being an issue with how heavy it already is, and I still have to put the Irish Coffin on top.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:29 PM   #19
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Looks fantastic so far! Only one concern that I can see....forgive me if someone else brought this up and I didn't see any posts about it. Have you thought about heat discipation for the cooling coils on the back of your big 'ole freezer? I noticed that it has cooling coils on the back (I assume it's a Sunbeam?) and it's pushed up against the framing then boxed it in with oak veneer. Are you sure that there is enough ventilation to allow the heat to escape properly? You just don't want this thing to burn itself up.

 
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:38 PM   #20
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I have thought about that. There's considerable room on the sides (even though in the pics it looks like it's snug to the right side), but not much in the back like you said. It's not entirely closed in like some that I've seen, but I'm going to keep an eye on it and put a small fan back there to push some air if necessary.
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