Drink cooler for patio

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Project by KerryE posted 08-25-2016 04:34 PM 497 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw some of these at a Main St. festival last year and finally got around to making one. I took an old plastic drink cooler and made a shell to surround it out of poplar. I finished it with cedar fence pickets. The lid is similar, attached the plastic lid to a poplar frame then finished with more cedar fence pickets. I also added a rope handle and wheels to move it around. I stained it with a stain/sealer I’ve used on our fences. I considered adding both a drain plug and using long legs to raise it instead of wheels but decided to keep it simple. Maybe next time!

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#1 posted 08-25-2016 07:53 PM

Pretty nice. These things are definitely getting popular lately. Nice touch of class to coolers. :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 08-25-2016 11:30 PM

super nice …......mine would have to have some legs ….......and a shelf underneath ….......GREAT JOB


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#3 posted 08-27-2016 01:38 AM

Nice job!

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