Another Beer Cooler....

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Project by BerBer5985 posted 09-09-2014 07:12 PM 1353 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just another Beer cooler made of reclaimed southern yellow pine hardwood flooring and some tigerwood reclaimed flooring (For the legs) for a wedding present for some friends of mine. Ended up having to use a heavy duty storage container because I made a major mistake and made the whole thing 1” smaller than the cooler, but this storage container fit perfectly. Then I just drilled a hole in the side, used the cooler drain, tightened it down, and then silicone sealed it. I think it will work just fine to hold beer and ice! ;) I ended up getting a order for 3 more while I was there even though I don’t sell them. I usually just make them for gifts and such.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#1 posted 09-09-2014 08:49 PM


You can never have too many beer coolers !

Keep up the good work !

-- Regards Robert

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#2 posted 09-10-2014 12:14 PM

That’s how it all comes about. A nice build is rewarded with orders for more. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 09-10-2014 02:34 PM

Looks great!! Just FYI though, an uninsulated bucket like that will sweat bullets once you get ice in it. Hopefully there is a way to keep that at bay otherwise it will be a mess to clean up after each use. Just speaking from experience.

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#4 posted 09-10-2014 03:07 PM

Yeah I thought about that ^^. spray insulation?? Haha I would have used a cooler, but with my major mistake of it being an inch too short and being on a time crunch, that was the best I could figure out. I’m sure I’ll be fine especially if it’s outside.

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 05:45 PM

Spray insulation may work. That part I don’t have experience with. My experience came when I emptied my ice bucket from my freezer into the sink after changing the water filter and just let it melt naturally. I went under the sink later to get some cleaning supplies and saw that everything was soaked. After looking for a leaky pipe, I then realized all the moisture came from the sweating sink while it melted over several hours.

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