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Old 08-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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I am working on designing my keezer build in google sketch up, and hope to get it under way this weekend. It is pretty much a clone of Willisbr's keezer build. So far here is what I have. There are a couple changes I am going to make in the construction of the base and frame, but they are pretty simple so I don't feel like re doing that in google sketch up. Any tips or opinions are welcome. Also this is my first time ever using google sketchup so my knowledge of it is pretty limited.
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Old 08-18-2012, 09:45 PM   #2
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I ordered my freezer today. It is a 14.8 cubic foot maytag from Home Depot. It will be delivered next saturday so I will be building the freezer support with caster and wood paneling around it. I am going to use 4'x8' sheets of a stain grade birch to encase the freezer in.

http://www.homedepot.com/Appliances-...1#.UDAFo91lRSA

I also picked up the materials to build the coffin and built it. Below are the pictures of the coffin so far. The coffin is just over two feet wide and will have 5 taps four inches on center from each other. You can faintly see the black dots on the front of the coffin marking the tap locations.



In the photo below you can see where I am going to use a LED tape light strip to light the front of the coffin where I will be putting glass tile as a back splash. The LED tape light will allow me to complete adjust the color of the LEDs as well as dim them.



Here is a picture from the back of the coffin where the access door will go.


 
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #3
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Here is the coffin so far. My LED lighting will be coming tomorrow. I am using a RGB LED tape light sold through home depot. It allows you complete control of the color and has a dimmer.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UDTN196NIZ8


Tonight I will be covering the edges to hide the ply, insulating the inside of the coffin, and buying my tile.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:24 PM   #4
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This is what the veneer looks like applied before I have trimmed and finished it.


My light kit came in yesterday so i installed it in the keezer and gave it a test run. The light controller has a bunch of preset features that will make the lights change around or you can have it set at certain colors. I am very happy with the results. I also insulated the coffin last night, but I don't have any pictures of that right now.


My freezer is going to be delivered tomorrow so hopefully Saturday afternoon or Sunday I will be done with the entire build. More photos to follow.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:28 PM   #6
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:32 PM   #7
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All of the trim is 1"x4" poplar. I used a total of 77 feet!
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:49 PM   #8
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What are you going to use to hide the edges of the plywood?

 
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:54 PM   #9
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What are you going to use to hide the edges of the plywood?
Wood veneer edge band.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...1#.UDTV8N6NIZ8

I tested it last night by finishing the edge on the decorative piece the taps are mounted to. It works great and is very easy to apply. I will take a couple before, applying, and after photos tonight.

 
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Old 08-22-2012, 01:07 PM   #10
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You guys have some crazy sketchup skills!
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