|Project by geekwoodworker||posted 07-24-2014 12:38 PM||2772 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
I had an old cooler for a lunch box but it was small and didn’t fit my frozen steamers flat. Also my non frozen items were always with the frozen and I didn’t like that. So I put a small drawer in the bottom to hold all non-frozen food. To hold the lid shut I used a rare earth magnet.
It is made from all scrap wood. Main box is 2×6 lumber and the hinges, handle and feet are from maple recovered from an old table on the side of the road.
I used my box joint jig http://lumberjocks.com/projects/101866 for all the fingers. I glued it with PL premium glue so joints won’t fall apart.
The finish is golden oak by general finishes http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=64181&cat=1,190,42942 and I coated it with a water based varethane from home depot.