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Old 04-03-2013, 07:42 PM   #1
cdwiggi
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Hello All,

I am wanting to build some thing for both my wife and I that will be a useful piece of furniture and a functional kegerator. We live in a small home but that has not kept us from brewing for almost 7 years. I am wanting to build a kitchen hutch of sorts that can hold our microwave, be a wine rack, store potatoes and onions (along with other dryer vegetables) but most of all be a kegerator. I guess why I am posting here is because I want to get your input on the matter as well as pitfalls that I may avoid. Below is a link to thread concerning the Danby mini fridge conversion project as well as another project for a functional furniture piece. I have also included some pictures and links to picture of hutches she likes. All in all I think we want the Danby under the hutch but who knows...

Please let me know what you all think...

cd

Danby- dar440bl conversion
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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OK I may have been a little over zealous in asking for advise on this project ( 86 views 0 reply's) but I can believe that I didn't even get a discouraging reply...

Anyway I will post images of this as I start the build...

cd



 
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:14 PM   #3
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Do post! I'm curious to see how it goes and plan to do something similar in the future at some point.

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:24 PM   #4
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Sounds interesting to say the least. Might be hard to find a hutch big enough to fit the kegerator portion, but stranger things have happened. Can't wait to see the build pics.
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:44 PM   #5
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The biggest thing that tripped me up when I built a bookcase door to hide my kegerator was the amount of space i had to leave for the drip tray and taps. They essentially ended up in a recessed box that was well below eye level which makes it hard to see as you're standing in front of it. What is your plan for the taps?

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/beer...okcase-340351/

 
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:07 PM   #6
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I also was thinking about doing something like this. I don't just want a plain Keezer. i want something that functions as a piece of furniture. I am very interested to see this progress.

 
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:41 AM   #7
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Thank you all for the words of encouragement. I am looking forward to this project.

cd

 
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Old 04-17-2013, 03:28 AM   #8
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How is the progress going on this?

 
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:15 PM   #9
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I started a thread on the kegerator that I am making. It's not much for storage, but I should be able to fit 2 kegs and some bottles in it. Also, I think it is going to look really good when I am done.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/plea...erator-404933/

 
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Old 04-20-2013, 06:42 PM   #10
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Brilliant !!!

And here goes my first post ;-)



 
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