OK, here’s the cooler with siding all cut and glued up. I used construction adhesive to apply the pieces to the cooler sides. the bottom is 3/4” pine, flushed to the bottom of the cedar. I’ll be adding wheels after construction is complete, because this thing will be HEAVY when filled with ice and frosty beverages! anyway, i am going with black enameled hardware, also to be added after completion.
this is a shot from the bottom, strapped all the cedar down to hold it in place.
shot from the topside, sides are now permanently attached:
close up to show the size of the inside cavity:
more on the way!