Wow, what an awesome looking keezer!
I'm motivated to build a similar one (as long as you don't mind too much!) and am trying to understand how you mounted the top to the freezer. Did you leave the original freezer lid in place and put the plywood on top or did you replace the original lid with the one you crafted?
Assuming there is still hinge action, If there is, I'm concerned about the area where the "top" meets the sides and how you keep the two areas from binding. Is the hinge in the front or rear of the unit?
Is the unit you built deeper than the freezer or the same depth (front to back)? My original thoughts were to make it deeper but if it's the same depth that might help to explain things.
Some detailed photos would be awesome@
Thanks in advance, jason.
I will be getting more photos and hopefully a more detailed write up as I have received several requests...
No I don't mind you using any ideas you can take away from this...or even improve upon for that matter
The original top is in place on the freezer unit, I was thinking of building a collar at first to accommodate more kegs...but I liked that it is the exact height as our kitchen counters without the collar. I cut the top to sit flush in the back and overhangs by two inches on the sides and front...borrowed my neighbors router to make clearance for the existing lid handle, and just used "liquid nails" to attach it to the freezer lid.
As for the coffin on top (where the taps are) I built that as a separate piece and just used smaller screws and "L" brackets to attach it to the new top...as for the lines running down, I thought of either drilling one large hole through the top...or three small ones...I opted to drill three smaller 1" holes from the inside of the coffin down into the freezer.
I was worried that I would have foamy pours due to the coffin not being cooled...but I'm happy to report that this is not the case
...more to come
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