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Project by trainrunner posted 04-21-2018 01:33 PM 889 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another cooler box I just finished for a friend. It is all cedar material with pocket hole construction. I used a 52 quart cooler for the inside. It is finished off with two coats of urethane. Has a drain valve as well as a bottle opener.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.





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bushmaster

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 01:59 PM

Very beautiful, wood so much nicer than the plastic.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 04-21-2018 02:30 PM

That is really a beauty!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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mel52

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#3 posted 04-21-2018 03:48 PM

Excellent ! There have been times when I wanted to build one, and after looking at this one I may just do it. You have a few designs in yours that I may have to borrow, ( copy / steal ), LOL. The finish with this type of wood really sets it off. Great job. Thanks

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 04-21-2018 05:26 PM

Looks cool I’m sure your friend loves it.

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ralbuck

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#5 posted 04-21-2018 08:39 PM

EXQUISITE !

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 04-22-2018 02:14 AM

will be around for a long time in usage

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 04-22-2018 02:24 AM

Nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 04-22-2018 10:48 AM

very nice! can you elaborate on how you plumbed the drain valve into the cooler itself?

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#9 posted 04-22-2018 12:22 PM

Very cool looking. Great work.

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trainrunner

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#10 posted 04-24-2018 07:58 PM

Hi on plumbing the drain for the cooler box. I unscrew and remove the existing drain then use a 1/2” silcock for the valve and for me the 1/2”x2 1/2” pipe that is threaded on both ends works great. on the inside I use a 1/2” plastic insulating bushing to secure it inside the cooler. When I put it together I use tub and tile caulk to keep it from leaking hope that helped. Thanks for checking out my project

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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