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Reclaimed Wood- Cedar Cooler Chest

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Project by Revrand1 posted 05-23-2014 12:35 PM 23446 views 17 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been torn lately between my ever growing interest in woodworking and the cost of lumber and materials to make the projects I want to try. With a young daughter and another on the way, financial resources are being directed out of the hobby funds!

Last year I was given an old cedar swing set with the intentions of resurrecting it for my daughter. When I started to look at that project, it was clear that the amount of work/$$ required to make the set safe and good looking was not worth it…so I was left with a pile of old, weathered wood that many would either burn or discard. I took it apart plank by plank and saved what I could, not sure what I would do with it…

I have been seeing a bunch of these on here and I have wanted to build one of my own for a while. Though some might have left the wood weathered in the shabby chic (sp?) motif, I like the clean look of the milled cedar and enjoyed the process of giving the wood new life….just in time for some cold ones on the deck this Memorial Day Weekend!





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TheJBitt

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#1 posted 05-23-2014 12:55 PM

Nice! I like it. I’m also a fan of the clean, milled look. Nice work.

This is going in my “Someday” project file. I think I would put some casters or something on it, so I could drag it from my shop to the deck for BBQs.

-- I make great sawdust. -Jon in Warsaw, IN

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#2 posted 05-23-2014 01:20 PM

Very nice and useful. Great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#3 posted 05-23-2014 06:04 PM

What a perfect way to use the old wood for a new purpose! I LOVE IT!

-- "Show respect even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character, but as a reflection of yours."

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#4 posted 05-24-2014 02:42 AM

Nice work Revrand. I want to make one for my brother who is a big BBQ’er. I’m thinking of one with tandem chests and little surface prep area. I’ll may build one like yours for my self. I think reclaimed is the way to go too.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#5 posted 05-24-2014 03:14 AM

Very nice! I think I know where a cedar fance was just torn down. Gotta see if I can snag the stuff before it is gone. This is the perfect project for it.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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#6 posted 05-24-2014 11:19 AM

Nice save. I like the clean look over the weathered.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 05-24-2014 11:41 AM

Great job

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#8 posted 05-25-2014 06:05 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Posting & Sharing.

Rick

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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#9 posted 06-01-2014 03:01 AM

A swing for the daughter became a beer cooler for dad, that’s what I call upcycling!

-- I'm a lumberjack, and I'm okay, I sleep all night and I work all day.

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#10 posted 08-21-2014 01:48 PM

I have been mulling over making one of these. Love how it turned out. Good job.

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#11 posted 12-03-2014 09:24 PM

Looks amazing – make sure you fill that cooler with Yuengling beers and a few Capri Suns for your girls!

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