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Old 01-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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having storage issues even while I have a cabinet, 3 coolers and 2 desktops I had to look for something else. After seeing converted fridges like at my buddy Frans's mencave and the awesome Partagas fridge Keith (Big Ash) made I decided to go that route.

So I went on marktplaats, which is the Dutch version of graigslist I guess and got myself a 50's style retro frigde

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The inside before conversion



the cooling parts and the engine of the fridge will be removed so the fridge can sit straight on the wall



The inside stripped, the humidor will be humidified with the Hydra LG



I'll keep the door intact and will use the build in trays for humidity beads

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Old 01-19-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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removed the cooler parts and the engine, as the finished humidor needs to go to the first floor that is very helpfull, most of the weight is gone now



This is the electronics that got removed





There will be 16 drawers installed, a hydra LG, humidity beads, led lighting and I am looking for a paintbrusher to paint the fridge. My idea is a scene from a tobacco field on the bottom with a blue sky, that blue sky will fade into a Nicaraguan flag.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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Cool Fridgidor ! Good Luck !
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:18 AM   #4
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Can't wait to see the progress Ferdie.
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Old 01-19-2013, 11:40 AM   #5
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Looks like a fun project!
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Old 01-19-2013, 01:49 PM   #6
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These projects always turn out great.
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i cant wait to see the finished fridgidor
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:19 PM   #8
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NICE..... Can't wait for an update!
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Are you going to have it painted?
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There will be 16 drawers installed, a hydra LG, humidity beads, led lighting and I am looking for a paintbrusher to paint the fridge. My idea is a scene from a tobacco field on the bottom with a blue sky, that blue sky will fade into a Nicaraguan flag.

so, yes, if I find a good paintbrusher
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Here's what these things can look like finished....awesome!
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Can't wait to see the finished product, Ferdie!
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Looking forward to seeing more of this...
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wood for the drawers



a cut out so I can open de drawers



The handle was broken, now it is fixed



This is what the drawers will rest on



The final idea (yeah, the drawers aren't ready yet, they need sides and a back

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Cool idea, looking forward to seeing the finished product.
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The tray system looks awesome ! The clear works good with the interior.

Don't know how crazy you want to get. But if you are considering such an eccentric scene painted on the outside, don't forget, you can get that handle chromed. There's lot's of rechroming shops online. Another option is a powdercoating service. Just throwing the idea out there. I can see already it is going to be great regardless.

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Don't know how crazy you want to get. But if you are considering such an eccentric scene painted on the outside, don't forget, you can get that handle chromed. There's lot's of rechroming shops online. Another option is a powdercoating service. Just throwing the idea out there. I can see already it is going to be great regardless.
That is a good idea, I'll have to check out how much that will set me back but it would be a nice finishing touch
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That is a good idea, I'll have to check out how much that will set me back but it would be a nice finishing touch
I do cars and I know that it is the little details that fool the eye to think all is brand new. I had a bracket chromed it was small, fit in my hand. It was like $50 to have done. But it was years ago. Just for laughs if you get the exact make and model and google you may find a replacement handle. But it may be cheaper to chrome yours. There are shops for powder coating too. The paint is put on a different way, electrically, it is very chip resistant. I think you could probably get that powder coated cheap as well.

Pardon my input, just that it would be out a few weeks so the time to consider restoring the handle is before you load it with cigars. Good Luck whatever you decide.
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