Because who doesn’t love looking at beautifully done keezers? Below is another great example of how you can customize a chest freezer to be functional and pretty at the same time. There are literally thousands of different ways to build a keezer, I’ve posted a couple previously here and here. What I really like about this one is the use of the thermostat being built into the rolling cart at the bottom.
Below are some notes from Gordie who sent us the photos of his keezer build. Hopefully this will inspire you if you’re looking at different designs and how to build a homebrew kegerator or keezer for your own house!
I spent a few weeks scouring the internet to come up with the design of my Keezer. Due to space restrictions, the largest freezer I was able to use was the Kenmore / Frigidaire 8.8 cubic foot model. Since the Keezer would be against a low wall on the right hand side, I wanted the compressor to be on the left side of the freezer.
I wanted to have my design such that if, in the future, I wanted to return the Keezer back to a freezer, I could do so easily. This led me to incorporate the temperature control into a rolling base. On the back of the base is a power strip that is controlled by the thermostat. Basically, it is like someone it plugging and unplugging the freezer to keep its internal temperature at a refrigerator temperature. I also wanted to make sure the interior air was circulated, so I added a 110v fan inside the freezer. It is also powered by the power strip (the fan only runs when the compressor is running).
The top box/collar is actually made up of an inner and outer box with foam insulation between the two. To my surprise, the original freezer lid hinges were able to hold open the large box and lid. I purchased some stainless steel Coleman cooler hinges (from eBay or Amazon) for the Freezer lid. I like these, since they allow the lid to open about 95 degrees and stay open on its own.
I purchased Perlick taps and shanks. I pieced together a secondary regulator and made all of the connections ¼” Flare Swivel Nut connections.
For the drip tray I purchased a cheap 19” Stainless Steel model, and used two wreath hanger hooks that I bent into shape, then attached a couple wedge shaped blocks to keep if from bending down.