Beer Stuff... for a Beer Fridge...

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Project by grub32 posted 02-10-2010 09:21 PM 2238 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I have been working on building some stuff for my friends beer fridge. It is a modified chest freezer that is going to hold 6- 5 GALLON kegs of homebrew. He asked me to make a surround to attach the taps to and also raise the height of the fridge to hold more kegs. This is the surround. It still needs some finish put on it to make it weather proof…Its all cherry.

It has some sap wood in it…Lovely!!

I dovetailed it to make it look nice…Overkill maybe??

I also built a mobile base out of cherry…Dovetailed it to an dado’d it for a 2×6 to hold the 5 inch casters that are not attached yet. You can see one of the pins cut out from the dado for the 2×6.

I even started turning handles for the taps made out of cherry. Honing my skills on making spindles…Lots of fun and lots of shavings. Several more to come!!

Thanks to all for comments on putting threads in the handles…I eventually went with the threaded inserts and epoxied them in…I was having a hard time driving them in straight.

I will post more pics once we get everything all together and humming.

The Inside Looks like this!!
Keezer Inerds!!

let me know what you think,


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#1 posted 02-10-2010 09:31 PM

Nice job. How did you cut the dovetails, by hand or with a router fixture?

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 02-10-2010 10:31 PM

Looks good

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#3 posted 02-10-2010 10:41 PM

Looks like its time to drink the homebrew. Nice work and enjoy the cold ones.

-- Lance, southwest Missouri,

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#4 posted 02-11-2010 05:48 AM

Sweet. Nice dovetail work. I’m an old homebrew guy and I’m sure your friend is going to appreciate the craftsmanship.

Enjoy that beer when you guys celebrate it…


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#5 posted 02-11-2010 06:49 PM

The cherry deserves the dovetails. Looking forward to seeing the completed project.

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#6 posted 02-11-2010 08:27 PM

thanks guys…I am going to be taking it to my friends this week and more progress will be made from there.


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#7 posted 02-11-2010 08:30 PM

OHHH…I forgot to mention that I cut the dovetails with my leigh d4r jig.

-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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#8 posted 02-14-2010 08:23 AM

Well…The kegerator is officially done..I have some new photos up of the taps and handles in place…turned out great.

Lots of Carbonated liquid refreshments now.


-- Educator by Day, Wood Butcher by Night!!

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