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Old 09-28-2011, 12:34 PM   #1
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Well, here is the semi-finished product. You’ll have to excuse the hideous tap handles, I bought 5/16” inserts(should have been 3/8”) so I couldn’t make my tap handles, and had to improvise. This is a Magic Chef 5.5 cu. Ft freezer. The extra space along the right side is able to hold my 20# cylinder as well as a small CPU and power amp for the future addition of jukebox/Karoke. The freezer itself can hold 4 cornies, and I will be adding 2 more stainless Perlick faucets (4 total). Another added bonus is that I can upgrade to a 7.2 cu. ft freezer (6 cornies) in the future and put it in the same cabinet by just modifying the seal flange in the lid.
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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All the barn boards were scrubbed and covered in 2 coats of Minwax polycrylic. For the top surface the tin was inset flush, and then the entire top was covered with .100” Lexan, fastened with countersunk brass screws. The logo was painted on the inside surface of the Lexan as a mirror image. Tap handles will start this evening.

May be turning the family room in the basement into a matching sports bar………Ugh!
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Old 09-28-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
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Great work, I like the idea of camouflaging the chest freezer for use inside the house.

 
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Old 09-28-2011, 01:46 PM   #4
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the expandable box idea is great

 
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:13 PM   #5
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I also wanted the freezer to be easily removed and replaced in case it were to take a crap. Six screws removes the new collar/lid, and the freezer just lifts off the skid.

 
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Old 09-28-2011, 06:20 PM   #6
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Looks great! Very nice work on each component!

 
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Old 09-28-2011, 07:49 PM   #7
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It's hard to tell how the original freezer lid lines up. Is the back of the wood collar notched around the hinges, rather than attached between the hinges and original lid??

 
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:10 PM   #8
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I love it! Very nice use of reclaimed materials. The barn siding is great and that coupled with the tin makes it completely awesome. Very nice work!

 
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:20 PM   #9
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looks great! especially considering you have your nice new keezer sitting right next to your kids toys? (someone had to call it out)

So as the kid(s) is/are playing you can be drinking...hopefully that won't spell disaster when you're not looking... Kids and taps and all...
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:34 PM   #10
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I think the tap handles almost fit your theme..

Looks good though!
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