Working with old materials has become something of a second nature to me. Especially with old wood. But for a change up, a friend of mine asked if i could make him a chiller for his bottle shop using an old keg. So i jumped at the change and came up with this DIY Keg Cooler! This build was awesome. Check it out!
My buddy donated the old keg (because they own a beer distributor) and I used a simple steel base and 1″ metal tubing to build the stand. It floats in the stand with no fasteners which makes for easy cleaning. It also allows to adjust the angle of the keg and how it sits. This was a part of the build I had mixed feelings on. But i decided that mobility and keeping it clean were more important than if a customer bumped it and it fell over.
This piece also features a spigot at the bottom that allows for drainage and a hose! Along with a plastic lined interior to give some contrast in color, and keep down on the condensation.
I made the sign using my Axiom Pro 8 CNC which was a breeze! I used the Japenese Shou-Sugi-Ban finishing technique to get the burned look, and then used the cnc to reveal some fresh wood underneath! I finish the sign with 4 coats of Minwax Polyacrylic sating spray. This build was a lot of fun and fairly simple. I think its a great way to use a keg and if you’re looking for some short term beverage service options!
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