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Project by canadianchips posted 05-18-2012 03:46 PM 2220 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I ‘ve seen these in stores. I always thought I can do that ! I found some FREE cedar boards on the way to work. I found a $1 igloo cooler at yard sale last SATURDAY. (It was clean and great shape). The handles I found at Habitat restore, $5. The hinges are from yard sales,$1. I have cast bottle openers in storage SOMEWHERE !
While taking pictures I realized I need a rope to hold the lid up, rather than folding right back and breaking off !
Yesterday I came up with this ! I am not going to put a finish on it, I want it to age gracefully.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 07:18 PM

Great idea and use of reclaimed material. Those Habitat Restores are awesome arent they? I’ve been wanting one of these myself and your project just inspired me. Perfect backyard Bud buddy. Think I’ll put mine on casters and maybe add on a couple of cupholders on each side. The cast iron bottle opener would make a great add too. Good call!!!

-- JC Garcia, Concord, CA : "It's easier to ask forgiveness than permission..."

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#2 posted 05-19-2012 12:12 AM

sure beats walking to the frig for a beer.

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 05-19-2012 02:49 PM

If you get a nice summer this year, this cooler will have a good start on its patina and will have proved its
utility many times over. Nothing like a nice cold one on a hot day without have to walk to far, or interrupt
a good conversation.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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