We got rid of our kitchen table to put in a standard boring keezer. Then I stumbled upon fellow Redditer and home brewer ScottyDelicious and he inspired me to build out this beaut. We now have 4 beers on tap.
Standard 11 cu. ft. box freezer with 2×4 collar.
Frame with 2" casters to move in and out.
Raised it a few inches. Total height of bar was 43 1/2" all said and done, or so.
Looks much different now.
Building out the frame.
Used 1/4" plywood to frame and found this "worn" wood to trim it up. We also drilled some holes in the left side where the vent of the freezer is to allow some air flow.
Insulated 3/4 of the thing. Will eventually finish up the back. Wanted to leave room for distributor and fan.
Ole red barn paint for some "rustic" look.
We used maple for the top. Beautiful looking wood. It was slightly warped so we used wood glue and black wood nails to attach. I actually really liked the nails with the look.
My grandpa always taught me…"wood glue EVERYTHING!"
Top finished before all costs of polyurethane and stone. First time it looked so large. 66"x40x
4-way distributor and fan to circulate some air.
Will attach the black iron faucet through here. 2" hole was plenty large enough for tube.
These were a great way to attach the lid. Thanks, ScottyDelicious!
We tried cutting the slate stone with diamond blade on the miter say. Just shattered. Turned to cave man antics and used a hammer and chisel to break down the line. Worked surprisingly well.
Blacking the slate. 24" stainless steel drip try.
Grouting is a pain in the rear.
Color coding beer lines.
Coming together. We had to play with the tower a bit, fitting pieces here and there to get it to work and fit. Shanks were super long, but we didn't want it sticking over the drip tray. Settled by turning it around and running it out this way. Let me know if you'd like to know pieces we used. 1 1/2" black iron piping.
She's a beauty.
You can see how we attached the lid here. This helped disburse some weight and really worked well to attach tower and the lid.
Hooking up beers. Home brews on tap soon. To start, Half Acre Akari Shogun and Revolution Fist City.
And of course fan favorite PBR.
Keeping beer at 38 plus or minus 3 degree.
And here it is! Sorry for the glare.
Found these nice stools for cheap to top it all off. We're ready to open our little apartment bar!