|Project by MoreWoodPlease||posted 07-11-2010 05:42 PM||503111 views||196 times favorited||36 comments|
This patio cooler stand is made from cedar decking. 62’ to be exact. It holds a 48 quart Igloo cooler. The top is hinged, and the cooler cover is mounted within the top. Bottle opener, and cap catcher complete the case. The cap catcher was made from some scrap tin I had, and assembled with rivets. Its lighter than it looks because of the cedar. This puts your cooler at a perfect height, and comes in handy for BBQ’s. I must admit, this is not my idea. I saw an ad for something similar, made of reclaimed pine, for $200 plus shipping!. I saw a slightly larger one online, made from composite decking, (I think), for $1500.00!!
This was a one day project, with very simple joinery. Biscuits, and pocket hole screws, then a can of spray on Thompson Water Seal.
The cooler, lumber, brass handle, brass piano hinge, screws, glue, water seal, bottle opener, scrap tin: all in for about $145.00.
After the BBQ, I had a half dozen orders for them.
1×6 8’ Cedar decking from Big Orange 4pcs $38
1×6 10” Cedar decking 3pcs $36
Igloo cooler 48qt $30
Water seal $5
Lid support $6
Piano hinge $11
Bottle opener $5
Misc: glue, screws, biscuits, tin $10
One day to construct, one day to sand/finish
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