Looks awesome! My only question/downfall, is don't put it near a wall- how are you going to open it without smashing the tower?
As far as drip trays, the 'mushroom'/cut out ones aren't cheap. I got mine for about $120 at beveragefactory Surface Mount Beer Drip Trays with Cut Outs | BeverageFactory.com (I splurged)... Even ebay on ebay you can't find a good deal... If you have any experience in welding/tigging SS, it might be cheaper (even SS has gone up). Good luck!
If you could find a nice screen/insert, you could always build one in- cut the tile out so there is no tile in to form of your 'drip tray', and then after the tile is set, silicon to seal it, add metal trim and insert you screen/insert. Could even add a drain going down through the top of the keezer. Just a thought.
i was thinkin about a drain, but i wasnt sure how to create flow. there is about an inch between the bar top and the top of the freezer that i have supports under, but there would be room for me to cut something out.
i am just not sure about there to make the flow go. there is about an inch between the bar top and the keezer, but do i make it go right out the back? to where, a bucket? i might forget the drain idea and just make a little deeper drip tray and clean it out more often
One of those Ralph Lauren faux-finish paintjobs they have at Home Depot would probably get you close to matching your tiles... I know they sell stone, granite, marble, etc. Either the gray or the orange would look pretty good, I think.
(Found here for $15) Is what I have. Yours look to be about the same form etc, so give you an idea what they look like black.
I don't think I would go with matching the tile actually- It would take away from that nice tile job you did! The subtle grout idea might work, but personally I would go for a neutral color so all the attention is on the tile and beautiful tower
owwww, i like the gloss black. i have all of my lines and keg fittings color coded. i might paint all the tap handles black, and then paind the top metal piece each color so my color codes actually serve a purpose. or i gound just write down what is coming out of each faucet.
I'm so jealous- Black handles look nice! Well, the whole thing does!
Idea for keeping track of your beer- dry erase marker on the mirrors back there, picture frames under them with print out/label type insert, or better yet- pub style chalkboard. I've been thinking about making one myself- Smooth piece of wood sprayed in chalkboard paint, and custom frame. Still debating pic at the top. Right now I use a piece of tempered glass and dry erase markers (ghetto, but it works).