So after having a hideous pink box in my bedroom (studio apt.) for a couple months, I decided to seek out a dresser to do a more elegant fermentation chamber. I started with this armoire I found around me on craigslist. I thought it was real wood due to the weight, but it turned out to be mostly pressed wood - still, it's alright quality.
I had to remove the shelving and adjust the shelf height in the top portion. The smaller bottom portion I kept as drawers for storage.
I used 2" foamboard (R-10) and Great Stuff spray foam to insulate
A santoku knife for cutting the insulation
And some old bed cross supports to support the carboy shelf.
So now the top is fully insulated except for the doors and I've run into a problem --
--I want the carboy shelf portion and the ice box portion to open separately as to not let hot or cold air into the one I'm not trying to access. But I also want the foamboard to open with the doors (so I don't have to open the doors and remove a piece of insulation separately). I was going to saw each door into two separate parts until SWMBO talked me out of it.
I'm not quite sure this can be accomplished given my constraints, but any advice, comments, or criticisms would be greatly appreciated!