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Cedar cooler stand from reclaimed lumber

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Project by Easterlake posted 12-20-2016 02:02 PM 1256 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A neighbor of mine removed a cedar trellis from his property and was hauling the lumber to the landfill.
After cleaning it up and building this cooler stand he made me an offer I couldn’t refuse, so I sold it back to him. I’ve made a dozen or so since. Fun, but I’m ready to move on to something else.

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne





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R_Stad

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#1 posted 12-20-2016 05:07 PM

Fine looking cooler. Nice proportions, and you really brought that cedar back to life. Well done.

-- Rod - Oregon

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NaFianna

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#2 posted 12-20-2016 11:57 PM

Beautiful job on the recycling. That wood came up so well – what is the finish.
I like the way you alternated the light and dark on the shelf.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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Easterlake

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#3 posted 12-21-2016 12:57 AM

I used Helmsman Spar Urethane gloss or semi gloss.
I used it on an outdoor end table a while back. It starts to break down after the sun beats on it for a couple years. As soon as it started showing signs of wear, I lightly sanded it and applied another coat. Good as new.
The guy who bought this from me had a custom cover made for it. Seems like a good investment.
Thanks for your kind words

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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socrbent

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#4 posted 12-21-2016 03:03 AM

Wow – you had good vision/faith to see how beautiful it would be. Well done.

-- socrbent Ohio

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Easterlake

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#5 posted 12-21-2016 03:38 AM

Thanks
More luck than a vision. I just started started cutting in up and was shocked to see what was under 25 year old weathered cedar.

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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Easterlake

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#6 posted 12-21-2016 01:02 PM


A few that I’ve made since

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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canadianchips

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#7 posted 12-21-2016 02:02 PM

I always get excited when I read “re-claimed lumber”. Anything built from it is GOOD !
Your coolers turned out real well.
Yes it is interesting when using reclaimed ”WHAT” lies underneath it.
Great colors used on some !
Welcome to LJ.
Thanks for sharing !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Franksawn

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#8 posted 12-21-2016 02:38 PM

Excellent work. I made one myself, I put a chain on the lid to prevent it from opening too far back, and also added a bottle cap catcher. Did you use special hinges? And is that a magnet that catches the bottle caps?

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Easterlake

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#9 posted 12-21-2016 04:05 PM

No special hinges. I did drill a hole through the back side of one of the legs with a forstner bit. I drilled almost all the way through and inserted a rare earth magnet that catches the caps as they fall.

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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Rich L.

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#10 posted 12-21-2016 07:12 PM

Beautiful! I love projects that bring new life to things.

-- Rich, Southern CA

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Easterlake

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#11 posted 01-07-2017 11:00 PM

Thanks

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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