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Old 04-19-2013, 12:26 PM   #1
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Default Bar build - Thanks All

First I wanted to thank everyone who has posted their builds of Keezers or Kegerators. You all gave me the inspiration and the ideas to build my bar.

I thought I would share my progress, and hopefully soon, final pictures.

I started with buying a 24.9cf chest freezer and converting it into a keezer.


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Old 04-19-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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After much deliberation, I decided to start work on a real bar for the basement, of course incorporating the keezer. I am not the handiest with a hammer, so I found a contractor to build it for me. I also hired a designer to provide the CAD drawings to the builder, to make sure I ended up with what I wanted. After a few changes, I decided to place the taps away from the keezer, to make opening it easier. This meant adding a glycol pump to the build though. Then the night before the build began, I had an epiphany. I could move the whole keezer to my storage room and run the trunk line through the soffit, to the bar.


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Old 04-19-2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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So, the build began with tearing out the carpet, and chalking out the outline of the bar and equipment.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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Week 1 - They delivered the wood for framing out the knee wall and began the framing. THen they moved the plumbing to the proper place, for the sink, and started the electrical work.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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Subscribed! Love me a good bar build!
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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When they were adding the wiring for more lights, they had to open the soffit. THis was a perfect time to run the trunk line for the glycol and beer lines.
THen the red oak showed up and they began building out the bar, along with the trim.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:54 PM   #7
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Week 2 - They began building the boxes for the cabinets. I had expected them to just buy cabinets, but they are custom building all of them.
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They then started adding the trim to the boxes, hanging them and began work on the bar top.

Note - There will be a bar rail, and the top will be Dark Mottled from color copper.com. The back bar counter will be Antique copper, from the same source.
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I plan to have a bar mirror, on the back wall, that will have a decal that looks like etching. Huge difference in price between real etching and the decal. $2,000 vs. $176. Made the choice easy.


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