Patio Table with built in Coolers

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Project by BEWoodworks posted 01-28-2016 03:43 PM 1442 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a patio table I made after we got our new house. This was what got me back into woodworking seriously. All made from cedar. Two halfs separated by a center divider and breadboard ends. There are two cutouts for coolers to place condiments and beverages in when cooking out. Did this whole job with a circular saw, planer and some hand tools. Proud I was able to complete it and it turned out well but glad I have upgraded my shop! It was finished with lots of poly.

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#1 posted 01-28-2016 04:32 PM

Looks good, i cannot wait for summer and eating out on the deck.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 01-28-2016 11:19 PM

That looks awesome! I need to make one of those!

-- Chris

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#3 posted 01-29-2016 02:49 AM

Looks good! A similar build is on my short list.

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#4 posted 01-29-2016 06:59 AM

What did you use for the cooler inserts?

-- -Steven Peck,

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#5 posted 01-29-2016 02:03 PM

What did you use for the cooler inserts?

- sepeck

The inserts are flower boxes for in front of your window. They are cheap and hold up for years. I recommend a hole in the bottom with a small ball valve. This will allow you to drain rain water but keep cold cooler water in.

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#6 posted 01-29-2016 03:15 PM

Very “cool” – nice work! Fill it with beer and I’ll stop over to make sure it works properly!

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