Well after lurking on this website for a few years and doing a few builds based off other peoples designs over the last few years, I figured I should submit my own build for the worlds review. After 3 years of bottling I've about had it and decided kegging and a keezer was in order, but SWMBO did not approve of tap handles in our living room, and I didn't approve of walking to the basement every time I wanted a fresh one. Thus, the Armoire Keezer was envisioned.
The Plan. As envisioned with Sketchup.
Build around a 7.2 Kenmore deep freeze. There is room for 4 ball lock kegs and a 5 pound CO2 tank.
The goal is to have a stationary armoire with a coffin keezer atop a dolly that rolls out of the armoire providing access to the inside of the keezer.
Work began with making the dolly.
2x6's with a half lap joint provides the straight with castors on the bottom for mobility.
Next came the cutting and assembling of the box for the armoire. I had hoped to use walnut wood for the project, but the local hardwood supplier had a 6 week lead time on it so I went with cherry. 3/4" ply make up the sides and back for the armoire box.
And after glueup.
Shelves were then cut and the tap tower pieces cut, clamped and glued.
Got the wife involved and picked out some stone and granite to use for the counter top and back splash.
Here's what the keezer looks like in its home in the armoire box. There will be room for some small shelves to hold many pint glasses above. Along with some under cabinet lights and maybe even a raspberrypints project in the future.
Here's a look at the brackets to hold he shelves in place.
I've got a few more pictures that I'll upload later of further progress. It's an ambitious project but coming along nicely. I'll take your comments, concerns and complaints. Be gentile.