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Project by Jay39 posted 11-11-2015 03:18 AM 795 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a mobile cedar cooler. Stained with a clear natural stain.

-- Jay





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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 11-11-2015 01:50 PM

Looks great! Nice way to hide all that plastic and being mobile is even better!
Well done!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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oltexasboy1

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#2 posted 11-11-2015 03:43 PM

Looks good. Just made one myself and have the coolers for 2 more just have to go get the wood. What kind of drain did you use?

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#3 posted 11-11-2015 05:17 PM

I have made a few of these myself—I love them (especially with cedar b/c it smells so nice). Did you install a drain(I can’t tell from the photos). That was always the hard part because I had to engineer something. My first cooler ended up having to have a spacer custom built because my drain was too long. Future coolers used a flexible hose that was much cheaper and was easier to mount in an aesthetically pleasing way. The hardware store up the street from me sells them for $200+. My all in cost is usually closer to $100 per cooler (the cooler being the most expensive part at ~$25). Usually I use 13 or so 8’ cedar fence boards, a cooler, some hardware and a lot of deck screws.

That said, your work/craftsmanship looks great! Especially compared to mine (sloppy by comparison). Nice work!

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Jay39

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#4 posted 11-11-2015 05:21 PM

The cooler I used was so oddly shaped that the plug was angled down and did not need drain built. Thanks for the comments. It was a fun little project. The next one I make will have woven sides to it to make it look kind of like a basket. Will use the bandsaw to make the cuts.

-- Jay

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Jay39

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#5 posted 11-11-2015 05:22 PM

That looks awesome man! Very nice!!

-- Jay

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#6 posted 11-11-2015 06:42 PM

COOL IDEA NO PUN INTENDED

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 11-12-2015 10:50 AM

Well done. I have always like these.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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BikerDad

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#8 posted 11-13-2015 11:20 PM

Anybody have a “how to” on these they can point at? I think knocking one of these together for a Christmas gift may be a fine ideeeer.

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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Jay39

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#9 posted 11-14-2015 02:43 AM

I got my idea from this link on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1A96fGXS2UM

Mine’s a little different, but basic same idea. It basically will walk you through the entire process. Also, get creative! That’s the best part with building these!

-- Jay

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