|Project by Heath||posted 1569 days ago||15504 views||31 times favorited||13 comments|
I built this “Cowboy Cooler” for my sister and her husband for Christmas 2009. I first saw one of these as a mass produced unit at a local sporting good store. I thought it was a really neat item, but way overpriced. After that, I started seeing them pop up at road-side vendors and flea markets and such.
Except for the side handles, this was built entirely from broken down pallets. The ice chest is an Igloo brand I purchased at the above mentioned sporting goods store. It didn’t have a drain, so I bought a cooler drain there as well and connected it to PVC plumbing coming out the bottom and over to the spigot. The Native American silhouette and bottle opener were purchased from a vendor at a local festival.
I didn’t follow any plans. I had a rough idea in my head of what I wanted to do, started with the ice chest and just built around it.
-- "I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it." - Pablo Picasso