Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

image of my new beer bench

The frame is finished, the formica countertop is tightly screwed down, and half the backboard is in place. It’s starting to look as if this is really going to happen.

I didn’t do much to the bench tonight, just enough to say I’m still working on it. I added railings between the legs of the frame so I could lay some shelves in under the countertop, a place where I could store gadgets and beer bottles. I also screwed the countertop down firmly in place so it wouldn’t slide off the frame at the most inopportune moment. And, finally, I cut a sheet of pegboard and screwed it to the back of the frame so I would have a place to hang the most-used gadgets in easy reach. I want to eventually cover the wall with pegboard, but first I want to install an outlet box in the back of the frame so I can plug stuff in if I need to.

And coming later this week: Plumb the drain so I can use the sink again! That means a trip to the store to get some pipe and joints, and stinking up the house with PVC glue. Fun! And I’ll grab a couple sheets of 3/4 inch plywood while I’m there to rip into one-and-one-half-inch strips. I want to build a frame under the sink to bring it up to a more user-friendly height, and a drop shelf on the far side where I can set all the doodads I’ll need when cleaning bottles, my favorite stage of the beer-making process. Not.

beer | 6:05 am CST
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