Cedar Cooler Box #9: Box Trim

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Blog entry by edwood1975 posted 05-07-2015 05:42 PM 1780 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Wall Panel : Part 3 Part 9 of Cedar Cooler Box series Part 10: The Lid »

The reason I thought some trim would be a good idea was
1. It would cover all the wall panels joinery around the cooler..
2. It finished the top part of the unit nicely and also provided a flat surface so as that the next phase and final phase of the project the cooler lid a flat surface to sit on
3.and so as that I would also have more real estate to secure my piano hinge to, so as that the lid will open and close

NEXT : Final part ” THE LID”

-- Ed

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#1 posted 06-06-2015 10:04 PM

Beautiful project…...plan to build one this summer. Did you post the Lid instructions ??.

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#2 posted 06-06-2015 11:25 PM

Beautiful project…...plan to build one this summer. Did you post the Lid instructions ??.

- bensley

Hi bensley..although I didn’t didn’t cover this part in the blog series I did include all the dimensions in the first blog entry… I provided a cut list for the lid components, the frame is made from 1×3 and vertical lid slats are 1×4…... I basically pocket screwed the top of lid together and while I was building the lid frame I incorporated upward pocket holes to screw into the lid….
Then I screw the lid into the cooler using a piano hinge( continuous hinge)..

At the end of the day every cooler is a little different dimensions wise so if your cooler is bigger/smaller the pieces will be different than mine …

Hope this helps you out if you need specific Sketchup drawings I can email them to you

-- Ed

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