So, ive had the freezer for a year, had the taps for a year...and finally getting around to making the coffin keezer. Im glad that i waited though as i have found a lot of ideas that i wouldnt have initially implemented.
The end result is based on someone who posted their work on Reddit and it fits exactly what we need because we dont have enough cabinet space for all of our pint/margarita/wine glasses, or for our growing wine collection and of course liquor. The end goal is 5 taps, 4 Beer taps off my 5 gallon kegs, and 1 soda water tap off a 2.5 gallon keg i can cram in on the hump for use with sodastream flavorings for cola/tonic/etc.
*NOTE* THIS IS NOT MINE, THIS IS MY TARGET!
Here is the entire Imgur album of his build
This is the basic premise im using for the end, with a few modifications, first we will be mirroring the left and right side and the front left/right(wine holders on both sides rather than an area for glasses, the reason for this was to keep the front cleaner and more symmetrical looking. In his build he used the right side for CO2 tank storage, but my CO2 tank fits snuggly inside my keezer and the dual regulator takes up so much space we'd lose the entire right side basically. And since the end goal of this is more storage + beer, im just keeping it in the freezer even if it does make things super crammed and untidy with hoses everywhere.
So we'll have wine holding on either side of the front as well, and the reasoning for this was I need to account for having cats, and kids sometime soon...so this open design has to go or else there'd be broken glass everywhere...so i need to mount two cabinet doors on front and one on each side. I already did a basic cost of these and two basic shaker oak doors with hinge slots cut is about ~40 each from a local cabinet shop. We may decide to go with glass center cabinet doors, which for whatever reason cost an arm and a leg...maybe someone with cabinet experience can explain to me why a full door is 40 but one that is essentially empty in the middle is 60-70 and doesnt even include the glass which im guessing is another 20 bucks at least...
This is my diary of my (hopefully) not so slow build, hopefully it comes out! The hope is to take about a month to complete everything, but it may take a bit longer.
Day 1: Built the basic frame stand, took me a few hours to cut all and screw all the wood together, lesson for the day? Go buy knee pads for future days, being on my knee's for 2-3 hours on the concrete slab sucked. It could have definately been put together faster by a professional im sure, but since the base is so damn important to the rest of the measurements lining up i was super anal about getting everything as close as possible and so far it seems to have worked...
The plan is to have 8" deep cabinets on either side and 8" on the front. It appears the general overall dimensions of the final cabinet will be somewhere around 58" long, 32" deep and the countertop should be at around 3'. Which im guessing will put the taps at around 3.5'? No idea how tall typical coffins are....