|Project by Vjer||posted 10-15-2009 07:17 AM||3735 views||6 times favorited||18 comments|
It has been a while since my last post, so here it is. My daughter has been bugging me about making her a Texas Cooler. I collected about 60 cedar pickets a while back and finally got to make it. I used a 48qt cooler and built a box around it with 1/2” a/c fir, leaving a 3/4” space between the cooler and box. I used 3/4” Dow blue foam board to fill in the gaps. I used my thickness planer to take off a small amount of wood so I could have a good glue surface to attach my fence boards to the fir box. The hinges are off the shelf gate hinges. I had to do a little fill in due to the design of the top, and was happy with the results. It makes the hinges look really massive. The handle I got from the local feed store. There is a bottle opener in the front and a drain in the middle. The star is wrapped with mesquite. I was a fun project…Vic
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