Cedar patio coolers

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Project by dorado172 posted 1495 days ago 11494 views 28 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few example of the stuff I usually build. Made mostly of scrap cedar 1×4’s and channel siding.
No finish on the outside they weather well and look even better when the cast iron gets a little surface rust on them. Great for patios and pool side. It’s funny I think I have made one for most of my freinds and family but do not have one of my own. I found some more scraps 2×8 x2’ (maple,oak alder and mahagony) through a freind I think I’ll try to make some cutting boards next.

Thanks again for a wonderfull site/community….

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#1 posted 1495 days ago

Neat idea.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 1494 days ago

This is going to my favorites! Think it will look fantastic on my deck! Is that additional storage in the picture with two lids or another cooler?

-- Sawdust looks better in the garage than cars, explain that to your wife!

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#3 posted 1489 days ago

I like the dubble one
how do you make them
a how to do blog wood
bee niice

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#4 posted 1472 days ago

Great idea . My wife has already commented on them-and that’s a real good sign! Thanks for sharing.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 1374 days ago

What a great idea.I like the double one. Thanks for posting. Jeff

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 1373 days ago

This is a great idea. Is it just an igloo cooler with the hinge removed or where do the cooler parts come from?

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 726 days ago

great idea!

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#8 posted 662 days ago

I love this design. Any chance you’d be willing to share a materials list and some basic instructions? I’d like to attempt this but it’s a bit advanced for my newly found interest in wood working.


-- Jeff, Bloomington, IN

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