Maybe this should go under "un-pimp" my system...
Most people won't be interested in this, but I think there are probably a few weirdos out there like my friend and me, so I'm posting our new project: the post apocalyptic bar.
-little to no money
-lots of odds and ends laying around an old house I've sorta inherited
-a total fascination with 3rd-world-type improvised/repurposed furniture, gadgets, etc.
-a geeky interest in post-apocalyptic/dark future sci-fi
So my buddy and I are going to put together a bar, keezer with 3 taps, and semi-entertainment center while following a few easy rules. We will attempt to build everything out of stuff we already have (raw materials coming from dismantled junk), or can get free or super cheap from the local junk/swap meet. The only new stuff will be the kegging hardware and wood for the keezer collar.
Now, we'll probably end up having to cheat here and there, but the real fun will come from the improvisation and creativity forced by the lack of new materials. I've seen some amazing projects pulled off by homebrewers, so I only hope we can be half as creative.
Here's a cool website full of examples of "street use" or improvised stuff: www.kk.org/streetuse/