QUOTE(Flipper @ May 10 2008, 08:21 PM)
Does it work well ?
My one experience with a free standing AC unit was not great.
I'm not sure what brand it was, but it was a 9,000 BTU model and couldn't even keep a 20 X 30 office well cooled.
Play around with fans and flexible ducts. The air conditioner pulls heat out of the air, and in a sense becomes an electrical McDLT, in that the front keeps things cool and the back makes with the hot.
If you have a powerful enough fan that can wick away that heat and push it through an insulated piece of duct work out your window, that could do the trick. You will probably have to put a drip pan under the AC, as condensation will collect and usually runs out the back of the AC to the outside where the Earth swallows it up.
You'll probably put something together that's decent, but it's going to end up costing you a ton probably on your electric bill. In the end, it will be cheaper to buy a decent freestanding unit, though like Flip said, finding a decent one for short bread is hard to do.