My kegerator sits under the stairs on my deck and is exposed to the weather causing me to have to shut it down for the winter and bottle. I needed to enclose it against the elements and still be able to use it.
A friend of mine is a great wood worker/carpenter and he hooked me up.
First he enclosed the space with plywood and heavy plastic. Then he faced it with 200 year-old barn oak and made drink rails on each side. Also, he made a pair of swinging doors leading to the back bar area.
Here are some before shots.
Here's the front of the kegerator.
That black box on the right is my kegerator under the stairs.
From the front of the bar.
And here's the other side with the swinging doors.
Here's a detail of a drink rail made of the barn oak.
The front is a three-part door. The bottom piece has a wide top that doubles as a drip tray.
The middle part comes off to store away except for the coldest days, and the top part is on hinges to swing up to access the kegerator.
The next project is to put an oak veneer on the face of the kegerator to complete the look.
Here's another view from the side.