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Project by Stew81 posted 03-30-2017 02:11 AM 609 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend asked me to build a cooler stand for his Yeti. He wanted the Yeti built into the stand but I couldn’t bring myself to put screws in the lid of an expensive cooler like that so I sketched this out and we went with it. His covered patio has a tongue and groove pine ceiling so I used matching wood and stain for the cabinet. Hopefully the Poly finish holds up, the patio is covered, but with the humidity in Houston and the close proximity to a swimming pool I’m curious to see how the glue and finish hold up. It looks great with the matching ceiling. Oh the outlet if for the Margaritaville machine that will be stored in the cabinet and USB ports for charging phones or Bluetooth speakers while we hang around the pool. Before anyone points it out, I know I installed the outlet upside down but I didn’t notice until after I delivered it so it shall remain upside down FOREVER!

-- Stew





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Hermit

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#1 posted 03-30-2017 09:07 PM

Very nice. Love the color. Wouldn’t worry about the plug being upside down. Just tell everyone you did it for safety like
They do in hospitals. If a cord is plugged in only part way and something falls on it, it hits the ground and not the hot leg.

-- I'm like the farmer's duck. If it don't rain, I'll walk.

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jimintx

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#2 posted 03-30-2017 09:22 PM

I really like that – well done. It is a good idea and one to use as a basis for a project I have in mind, if I ever get to it!

Given a screwdriver, you can flip that outlet over in about 5 minutes or less – but no harm like it is, either.

The heat and humidity we have 9 out of 12 months here in Houston is devastating, and the blankets of oak pollen in the spring (now) add to the sticky surface messes that form up on things outside. I bet your project holds up just fine, though.

-- Jim, Houston, TX

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Stew81

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#3 posted 03-30-2017 09:27 PM

I’ve heard of that in hospitals too Hermit. It actually makes a lot of sense… I may claim it was intentional after all.

-- Stew

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Stew81

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#4 posted 03-30-2017 09:32 PM

Jim,

Another Houstonian! You nailed it. I saw the guy that I built this for over the weekend and asked how it was holding up. He said it was great other than being covered in pollen every day.

I’m sure I will fix the outlet the next time I’m over at his house. That kind of thing will eat at me if we are sitting on the porch where I can see it!

-- Stew

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Honu

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#5 posted 03-31-2017 01:46 PM

” I know I installed the outlet upside down but I didn’t notice until after I delivered it so it shall remain upside down FOREVER!”
But….two screws, pull back two inches, turn 180 deg, push in two inches, insert two screws. Only a suggestion…..

.....I’ll go sit over here now.

Great looking job!

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