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Old 07-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #1
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First, I want to give credit to all others on here that I "borrowed" ideas from. Nothing, except for aesthetics, are my original idea and this site has been a huge asset and motivation for this build.

Second, I used to design and build custom furniture so the actual design and build of the case wasn't that difficult other that I no longer have a table saw or shop to build in. I purchased a miter saw from work (Lowe's) and I still have power tools like routers, table top band saw, etc.. Had to build on small back patio and living room. Was a total pain and took twice as long.

Third, my wife and I are from New Mexico transplanted to Florida and I decided we would do a collaborative piece that reminded us of home with her doing the front paintings, which are kokpellis (anceint fertility god). I think what she did made the piece. My original idea of doing veneer inlay would have taken forever and it got her involved. She loved it.
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The top is made of patina copper and the case is made of dimensional pine I got from work. Would have loved to have used different material, but without a table saw I used what was available. Pine is traditional is Southwest furniture so it fits.

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #2
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Purchased 9 cu. ft. freezer from work that will fit four 5 gal. kegs and one 3 gal. (my wife's and a requirement for the build). Johnson controller, working on fans to move air and lights around case. Still lots to do and will post as I get complete.

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Old 07-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #3
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Nice! I do believe that's one of the the nicer looking keezer's I've seen on here so far. Definitely really cool design, and always helps to get SWMBO involved in the process. I may have to recruit my wife to do some painting once I build mine, since she LOVES drawing and painting...
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:35 PM   #4
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Wow! That is fantastic. Nice work!
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:40 PM   #5
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Holy smokes, that's really nice! I love the hubby/wife collaboration .... well done

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Man one of the best ones to date, how tall is it

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:48 PM   #7
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BeardedIdiot-Thanks. It was really nice to bring her aboard on this. Now it is ours and not mine.

CGVT-much appreciated.

GuflCoastGirl-Thank you. Having her help really made it easier for me. Also, she is very talented and I trusted she would do something awesome.

Stalewater-I appreciate the complement. There are several awesome examples I pulled from on this site. To the top is 41" add another foot to the bottom of the tap.

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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magnificent. As a fellow Land of Enchantment resident I love the NM design. FWIW I have no space between the sheathing and my chest freezer, it's lasted 8 years so far out in my garage which is usually well over 100F all summer long.

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:28 PM   #9
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corkybstewart-Thanks. We are missing the wide open spaces of home and hope to get back in the near future. I allowed @ 3" all around the freezer to give it "breathing" room. The back is open and I plan to put fans at the openings that are temperature controlled. Waiting for them to come in and I will post this part of the build later.

 
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:27 PM   #10
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Man....that thing is spectacular! I love when people think outside of the box and make their keezers creative and 100% original. Both you and your wife are very talented. Nice work!

 
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