|Project by shopmania||posted 04-17-2013 01:52 AM||3831 views||20 times favorited||15 comments|
This is a cooler box I built around a laundry tub. I used blue styrofoam board from a big box store around the tub for insulation. The legs are made from cedar 4”x 4” s with 2×2” notches cut out of the inside, which saves a lot of weight. I used aromatic cedar 1/4” tongue and groove closet lining to wrap around the box, and regular big box store cedar 1×4’s for the trim and lid frame. I made cedar brackets for a 1 1/4” dowel to use as a handle. The other side has wheels that are only 1/4” off the ground, so when you tip the whole thing just a few degrees, it’s on wheels and can be rolled around easily. There is a ball valve on the bottom of the drain, so you can drain ice and water out instead of having to turn it upside down to empty it. A bottle cap remover and catch cup for the lids finishes it off, after several coats of sprayed shellac.
This is a late Christmas gift for my daughter and her fiance’, I hope it carries them through many back yard barbeques.
-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)