|Project by CodeNameDarkBlue||posted 07-25-2012 04:33 PM||10110 views||32 times favorited||23 comments|
This is my project for July. This was a gift to my father on his 60th birthday. I saw a friend that had a wooden cooler. It inspired me. After countless hours looking at coolers online (some from LJ) I decided on this design.
I used cedar 4X4’s for the legs. I routed out a 2X2 on each post. I used pocket screw joinery to fix the cedar 2X4’s and 2X6’s for the frame. I used joist hangers and 2X4’s to support the cooler underneath. Those are attached to the 2X6. I used 1X6 cedar tounge and groove siding for the sides and lid for the cooler. I finished the cooler with Olympic Waterguard clear sealant.
This is my first project of this magnitude. Usually I do little things like shelves or scroll saw projects.
-- Adam - teaching history, coaching football, and crafting some of the finest saw dust around....