So here’s the final product. I got the lid all cut and laid it on the cooler, it fit perfectly! It’s a good thing too because I didn’t have a single board left over. Good planning or sheer luck? I’ll let you decide. anyway, the hinges and handle are black enamel gate hardware. I wanted to ensure they were heavy duty enough to last.
I routed the top edge of the lid with a 1/4 roundover, sanded the entire thing to 220 to try to bring back as much of the pinky red as i could. Then I coated the entire thing with water seal. Hopefully that will help it to hold it’s hue.
The only things left to do is add a length of black chain as a stopper for the lid, and to add the drain. I have a plan for that as well. This has actually been a really fun project. I have another foam box like this one, so now that i know how to do it, the next one will be easier. That’s provided I can sell this one! I do not have a buyer for it as of yet. I’ll answer any and all questions if there are any, just shoot me a PM.
Thanks for reading!