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02-18-2016 12:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: kegerator keezer oak english

My next project is skinning a freezer to use as a kegerator.

Not sure how to handle the top.
It will be mounted to the lid and will rest on the freezer.
But also needs to hide the front and edges of the box.
So it needs an overhang lip.
And it needs to be light!



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#1 posted 02-18-2016 03:38 PM

The other question is, how are you gonna keep it from freezing the keg?

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 10:19 PM

It is common to use freezers for beer making and serving.
I have a temp control unit that will override the freezer setting.


The other question is, how are you gonna keep it from freezing the keg?

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 10:22 PM

Why not use a refrigerator?

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#4 posted 02-19-2016 02:19 AM

I have never seen a horizontal refrigerator. And those are too cold also.

I am not inventing the wheel here. Lots of people do this type of thing.
This is actually my second one.

I am looking for tips on how to make the top wood piece.

Maybe I need to find some photos of finished ones, as example.

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#5 posted 02-19-2016 02:24 AM

This is a simple one.
There is a freezer under there.
I need to make the top.
I don’t want tile.

Maybe I do 3/4 plywood that is oak veneer?
Then trim out the top.
Top needs a lip on the bottom to overhang the sides

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/c2/50/af/c250af6f7a27a6e55a871df479b79917.jpg!

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#6 posted 02-19-2016 02:26 AM

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#7 posted 02-19-2016 02:35 AM

How do you keep the beer from freezing?

-- Putty

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#8 posted 02-19-2016 03:13 AM

3/4 inch hardwood ply with 1/4 inch ’’veneer’’ laminated on to with epoxy lined with white oak bar rail.

-- PJ

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#9 posted 02-21-2016 02:32 AM

&!

Made a skirt for the lid.
Framed out the beer engine.
Bought a sheet of 3/4 plywood oak for the 2 tops.

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#10 posted 03-03-2016 03:14 AM

I want to make these types of panels.
Not sure the technical name for them so I can search how to do it.
I have some rough 4/4 oak I can use for the edges. And oak veneer plywood for the centers.

If I cut a dado in the oak sides I think I will see the dado on the edge?
I would need a blind dado then?
I am sure there is a standard way to do this.

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#11 posted 03-05-2016 12:28 PM

So if I use the table saw to cut a dado in all the boards, I will have a groove I can see on the top and bottom.
So I would tenon the top bottom pieces to fill the groove.
Then I don’t even need pocket hole screws?

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#12 posted 03-13-2016 11:47 PM

Did some work today.
Need to be thinking on how we will trim out the top.

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#13 posted 03-21-2016 02:10 AM

More work this weekend.
Waiting for some glue on veneer to arrive.
Still not sure how I will trim out the top

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#14 posted 04-20-2016 01:37 AM

I ended up cutting and making my own top trim.
I need to buy some oak molding for the bottom.

Not sure how I will finish this one.
I typically do everything with wipe on poly.
Any suggestions for something else?

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