The first step to building the Cougarator was constructing the base and housing. Since the freezer could have upwards of 20 gallons of beer, 40 lbs of tile and grout and another 10 lbs of miscellaneous items, it was extremely important the base be very strong.
We used treated 2x4s and 3" deck screws to build the base. I also purchased some very have duty casters in order to move it whenever required. One thing to consider when building the base and frame is most freezers need 3" or more around them to let the heat escape.