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wit2003

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Hey everyone, been doing quite a bit of reading on keezer builds and excited to finally start my own. Here is a quick model i made so i could visualize what it may look like.



Now the first question i have, is has anyone built an L shaped bar like this where the freezer top has to hinge but also appear as though its all one bar?

Don't mind the coffin style etc, it was a quick sketch....I am a visual kind of guy :p
 
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I like your idea, but unfortunately the space where the bar is going really wouldnt accomodate that very well.
 

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I think it will work just fine and look great too. You may want to incorporate some way to adjust the whole freezer height like a close washing machine (screw in legs). This will make getting the counter and the keezer top flush much easier. I've used plow bolts for adjustable legs before. They heads have a flat head and a square.
 
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^^ Good call on the height adjustability...

I will have to see if the freezer has this capability already.
 
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made some progress over the weekend...







Next up is the face and top of the bar as well as figuring out the design of the coffin.
 
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Managed to get the shelves done last night.









Hoping to get the sides closed up either this weekend or this coming week.

Still need to decide what I want my coffin to look like:p
 

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Hard to see the back, but will it be relatively easy to remove the freezer when it goes kaput?

Looks great though so far.
 
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It wont be easy, but it wont be impossible either. In theory I should be able to "slide" the whole freezer section right out and replace it....and as long as whatever freezer would go in is the same size its a very simple swap.
 
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Did a little bit more work on the bar today...




Thought it would be a nice touch to build a holder for some of my nicer glasses.



There is probably going to be a small section that stays uncovered...unless I can figure out a way to cover it and not interfere with the back face of the bar.





 
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Hoping to get the rest of the top and coffin done in the next few days...
 

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Looking good! Are you going to put paneling on the front or just paint it?
 
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The plan is to paint it and then most likey trim it up with some shadow boxes...per the request of SWMBO :p
 
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Decided to build my coffin with the possible upgrade to 8 taps if desired.

My wood skills are not great by any stretch of the imagination, but im definitely learning a bit as I go. Good thing for trim!! :mug:
 

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Are you using some sort of a piano hinge to allow access to the inside of the keezer? Looking go so far. Great to see the progress.
 
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my plan was to have the top mounted to the freezer door as you see and then just utilize the freezer hinges to make everything open. There will be a small gap on the face of the bar doing this though

Got the holes for the taps done at work during lunch

 
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getting closer and closer to completion....or at least functionality...










Anyone have a suggestion on how to plug the 2 outer holes? I made my coffin sized for 8 taps for future use, but going with only 6 for now.
 
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Anyone have any suggestions for covering this gap while not interfering with the hinging?
 
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The PVC pipe is 3.5" diameter.

I think what i may do for that gap is bolt in a piece to match the face and just unbolt it before i need to open the freezer. Id rather deal with a small gap than a huge one.
 
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some more progress....in no particular order..










 

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Was wondering what you used to attach the wood 2X4's to the top of the freezer? Liquid Nails?

Looks great BTW!

Thanks,
Jim
 
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