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Question upright freezer stand

I am going to buy a upright freezer for my garage. the dimension of the freezer are 34 H x 19 x D x 19 W. It will weigh about 60 lbs and hold about 40lbs of frozen stuff at the most.

I want to build a stand for it and was looking for some ideas.

considerations:
I would like it about 34 inches tall about the same dimensions; Why? My back is history and our regular freezer is killing my back and my fibromyalgia, cranial ..you get the picture.

Ideas?
I could use 4 x4's for each post?
2 x 4 at bottom and every 10 inches for support.
1x2 or 3x4 inch ply on sides except the front. If possible, I would like to store some old magazines and books in the space ..only athought.
top made of 3x4 plywood.

If I was just considering not to store anything inside the stand...hey every spot in my garage is full of all kinds of stuff, it would be an easy deal.

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post #2 of 8 Old 03-12-2014, 10:33 PM
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build a simple 3/4" plywood box

The freezer has feet in the corners, so any weight transfer will be where a box that's the same size made of 3/4" will have the greatest strength... in the corners!
You plan seems way overkill for a 100 lb. total freezer. If you plan to move around some 2" or 3" casters on the bottom would be nice and raise it off the floor for greater longevity. Otherwise, make some 2" X 2"rails to raise it up. Leave the face open for storage. I'm thinking a 10" or 12" high box... what do you need?

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19 x 19 x 64 tall is going to be mighty top heavy and 4x4 posts will hold the car. I believe I'd strap it to a wall to prevent tipping and use two 1x2s for 90 corner legs. The legs would give a nice surface for inside cleats to locate shelves on.
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So it seems like you got the how covered so now i'll ask the Why? I have a refrigerator and a freezer in my shop and store things on top of them. Why raise them up?
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For those asking why the OP wants the thing raised...

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considerations:
I would like it about 34 inches tall about the same dimensions; Why? My back is history and our regular freezer is killing my back and my fibromyalgia, cranial ..you get the picture.
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Ok, it's gonna be tall

I would still only use 3/4" plywood, with 2 or 3 shelves. No need for 4 x 4's, which will hold up a car. You may be able to find a cabinet ready made...home store? if you want to save some work. Be careful gettin' it up there! Is frozen beer heavy?

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upright freezer stand

You have definitely made me more aware of it being top heavy. Rather than buy the one that is 34 inches high, I may buy the one that is 24 H. In addition, maybe the stand below will be about 24 inches in height. I can use a chair to sit on. I need to look around as there might be something out there that will do the job as one of you mentioned. You have given me a lot of good ideas and now to the garage where I think it will be, take measurements, check electrical, do some searching for a possible easy way out and start some drawings.
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PS: a case of beer, approximately 24 cans frozen weighs about 20 lbs.

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I think if it were me, I would build a cabinet that is about 24 inches high out of plywood.
My hot water heater is framed up with 2x4's and plywood, covered with Sheetrock. No problems since the house was built in 1983. We have had several heaters, but no problems with the support.

50 gallons of water = 400 lbs +.

Take some measurements to see what it would take to raise the freezer to a decent working height for you and go from there.

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