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Project by Mark Duncan posted 1121 days ago 7845 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third Wine Barrel Cooler I’ve made. The first two were just to learn from and this one is the first one that I’m actually getting paid for. There’s over 200 stainless steel screws in it, the holes all drilled with one Irwin 7/32 bit. I used 6 inch strap hinges for the lid and added cut barrel rings on underside of the lid to support it as well as maintain the appropriate curve.

-- Mark Duncan, Central California





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WilsonCreations

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#1 posted 1121 days ago

Very nice, that should hold enough drinks to fire a day long party.

-- Wilson

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newfie2

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#2 posted 1121 days ago

now rhat a cool cooler

-- Todd

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thelt

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#3 posted 1121 days ago

Wonderful and exciting idea! Where do you get the Wine Barrels?

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closetguy

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#4 posted 1121 days ago

Pretty neat. I’m with thelt, where do you get your wine barrels?

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choppertoo

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#5 posted 1120 days ago

That’s really a great looking cooler, Mark. I hope you don’t mind but Have a feeling something similar will one day be sitting on my deck. I am curious as to your motivation for the screws?

-- The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it.. Michelangelo

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Mark Duncan

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#6 posted 1115 days ago

My dad bought 2700 wine barrels from a local winery about 4-5 years ago for additional inventory for our family business, so we have about 2000 in the backyard at the moment. Had to dig in the stack to find a better looking barrel for this project. All the screws are just to keep the barrel from loosening in the future in case it ever dries up from a lack of ice and cold beverages.

-- Mark Duncan, Central California

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Jonathan

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#7 posted 1098 days ago

Great idea! I might have to borrow this one, either for our backyard, or for a friend.

Does the barrel rest on the base, or did you attach the barrel to it? Did you weld up the base yourself? Is there a bung hole on the bottom as well, in order to accomodate drainage? Of course, if the barrel is just sitting on the stand, I suppose you could just tip it over to empty the water/ice.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Mark Duncan

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#8 posted 1068 days ago

Sorry, the barrel has already been sold and picked up about 3 weeks ago.

The barrel is just resting on the stand, no bolts or anything holding the two pieces together. The stand is cut from the four-barrel racks that the winery used when stacking the barrels on top of each other. I was planning on drilling a hole in the non-branded head of the barrel, near the bottom of course to create some type of a drain but didn’t get around to doing it.

-- Mark Duncan, Central California

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Jonathan

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#9 posted 1068 days ago

Mark, Thanks for the extra information.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#10 posted 881 days ago

Look cool. Once converted into an Ice chest, does the barrel leak or do the 200 added screws prevent it from leaking. Aslo what do you use under the lid to prevent it from folding down inside the opening that you cut?

-- Jon Boy

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 881 days ago

Waaaay cool er ,very creative

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