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Old 01-29-2012, 03:45 AM   #1
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Just picked up a mew 13cuft Fridgidaire Chest Freezer yesterday for my build. I have a 2 buddies who is doing all of the woodwork on it. One friend who is doing all of the main work is doing it because he loves to build stuff. The other guy went to school for it and does customer vineer panels.

The entire keezer will be wrapped in Cherry Wood with a mahogony stain. It will have all solid wood raised panels. Due to the size of the keezer it will have 3 panels on the front and 2 on the sides.

I am thinking of adding 1 (Middle) or 2 (sides) of the panels to have a maple vineer inlay of a beer glass/mug. Any other cool ideas?

I will try and post pics but since the friends are doing all of the work on it, it may be tough.


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Old 02-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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I've started on the keezer yesterday. Frame is made with 2x6's. They are glued and put Kreg Screws in them. I put locking casters underneath. The keezer frame on the sides will come apart by unbolting 2 lag bolts each side incase it ever needs to be taken apart. There is slots so that way everything will always go back together the same way without any adjustments. Hoping to be able to begin to work on it again Tuesday.






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Are you gonna do a collar or a coffin?
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I'll be doing a coffin similar to yours. I need to get over to my friends wood shop, but all the sides are almost done. Starting to design the top and coffin. The top will come of by unbolting the lid. Jeebas, where did you buy your rope lighting?

Hardware - I am using 5 secondary taprite regulators, new alum 10lbs tank, 5 perlick Perl Faucets with 4inch SS shanks, 5 Sanke Couplers (for now)
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Not to pick a fight here, but cherry naturally darkens with time. If you stain it mahogany in 20 years it will be black as coal dust. If you are going to cover up the natural cherry anyway, you might consider a cheaper wood. Just a thought.

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Can't wait to see this thing come together. Great work so far! Keep the pics. coming!
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I'll be doing a coffin similar to yours. I need to get over to my friends wood shop, but all the sides are almost done. Starting to design the top and coffin. The top will come of by unbolting the lid. Jeebas, where did you buy your rope lighting?

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http://www.amazon.com/Changing-LED-S...dp/B0040FJ27S/

Works great until you break the lighting strip like me

You can get plain old monochrome LED light strips at HomeDepot I think. But the ones available online are a much better deal, and being able to change the colors is neat!
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I purchased the 18" long LED roap light from HD for under my taps and from what I remember, it was dirt cheap. I just remember being shocked at how reasonable the price was. From what I remember it was only around $5.
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It is already built with the sides as cherry. My friend who has been helping me has all the sides built and we are working on the top. I may just keep it natural wood color but we will see. There will be more pics tonight.
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It is already built with the sides as cherry. My friend who has been helping me has all the sides built and we are working on the top. I may just keep it natural wood color but we will see. There will be more pics tonight.
What will the bar top and back splash be ( if you are going with a draft box)?


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