Cedar patio coolers

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Project by dorado172 posted 03-16-2010 01:27 AM 13624 views 29 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 03-16-2010 03:08 AM

Neat idea.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 02:06 PM

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 03-21-2010 09:28 PM

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

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#4 posted 04-08-2010 03:25 AM

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 07-15-2010 08:44 AM

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

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 07-15-2010 04:55 PM

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 04-23-2012 12:04 AM

great idea!

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#8 posted 06-26-2012 03:25 AM

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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