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Mini fridge wood upgrade!!

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Project by RPG posted 04-19-2016 07:22 PM 818 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was thinking about this design for a while and had a old mini fridge to try it out on. Check out build pics on link.

http://www.rpgwoodworking.net/mini-fridge-wood-upgrade.html

-- Ryan, www.rpgwoodworking.net, rpgwoodworking.net





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ohwoodeye

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#1 posted 04-19-2016 08:26 PM

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-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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ohwoodeye

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#2 posted 04-19-2016 08:27 PM

Pretty cool…......pun intended.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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Notw

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#3 posted 04-20-2016 01:39 PM

Do you have blue lights in your Paulk workbench?

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kocgolf

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#4 posted 04-20-2016 06:18 PM

Cool idea! I have the world’s crappiest mini fridge in the garage, full of beer of course. This would be a nice upgrade. How did you stick the wood to it? Just enclosed tight and it stays? What about the door? Just construction adhesive?

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RPG

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#5 posted 04-21-2016 03:30 AM

I appreciate it! I ran a led strip that can adjust to any color the width of the table. The light is a nice bonus!

-- Ryan, www.rpgwoodworking.net, rpgwoodworking.net

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RPG

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#6 posted 04-21-2016 03:37 AM

I ended up taking the door off its original hinges. I then built a framearound it. I ran a quick dado to run a 1/4” plywood backing to the frame allowing me to screw into the metal door itself. I didn’t use adhesive as the frame is so snug and I wasn’t sure if it was going to work out. I then attached the now door/frame to fridge with a couple hinges I had. I used a few spacers to make sure I was lining everything up ok from the bottom so the magnetic seal would match up. Worked out great.

-- Ryan, www.rpgwoodworking.net, rpgwoodworking.net

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CueballRosendaul

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#7 posted 04-27-2016 09:57 PM

nice. I’ve been looking for a way to disguise the white mini fridge sitting on my bench. I thought about using contact cement and some veneer but worried about it peeling off.

BTW I notice that some of your project pictures are sideways; as an avid LJ site user, I’ve found that they can’t handle pictures uploaded in portrait mode, so to avoid the rotation, only shoot and upload pictures in landscape mode.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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RPG

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#8 posted 04-28-2016 01:15 AM

Thanks for the advise! I’ve never posted to LJ before this post. I had such a huge response I thought I would see what the LJ community thought! I used a little CA glue with normal wood glue on some pieces that didn’t want to lay flat. I didn’t want to brad nail any of them. Worked well.

-- Ryan, www.rpgwoodworking.net, rpgwoodworking.net

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