After cruising HBT for some time and checking out the keezer "art" I finally decided to take the plunge and build one for myself. After scoring a brand new GE7.0 (for FREE!) it was game on! I started by spending an afternoon at my local watering hole with my laptop and banging out some sketchup drawings.
After finally deciding on a direction (sipping a few Jade IPAs) and a style that suited me I began gathering materials. I'm really pleased with the way things have turned out... considering the fact that 1. I'm no Bob Villa & 2. I only used a circular saw, a cordless drill, & a hammer.
I did have one condition when building this- I wanted to be able to return the freezer to its original condition if I ever needed to. (in hindsight ... what the hell was I thinking...anyway.)
Started by removing the lid & hinges to make sure all 5 ball locks I had just purchased would fit. Then built the collar (8") and reattached the hinges to the collar. The outside frame was next. Added my casters and started the outer skin. I decided on oak with aspen trim. After finishing the skin I made a cap for the top. Finally added the freezer and wired an STC1000 with a single outlet (for the freezer and an 80mm computer fan). Next came stain. That brings me to current status... waiting on a decision on tile. Tile will wrap around 3 sides. After the tile is complete I'll add the 4 faucets, hook up the gas, install the drip tray & drain (flush mounted of course), and finally... pour a freakin beer. I can NOT wait!
Quick shout out and Thank You to all you guys who posted your work here for my inspiration!