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Project by slick1970 posted 05-05-2013 05:13 PM 1825 views 14 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project in quite a while. I have seen these remake of the old timey ice cooler box online and figured I’ll give it try and in time for my little 3 year old birthday party. I had some scrap tongue and groove and few other pieces of scrap wood. I also had an thick Styrofoam cooler.
Use one coat of stain and one coat of urethane.
When our guest came for the party, one asked if I had purchased it from a antique shop! I was honored and said no I made this in two days. Now she wants one!
Thanks for looking,
David

-- David, Tignall,Georgia





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 05-05-2013 05:27 PM

david,thats a great looking cooler.nice job.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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raydawg

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#2 posted 05-06-2013 03:38 AM

that is awesome. thinking of making one of these. at first i thought the coca cola was painted on there, but now i see it’s a metal sign. fantastic look.

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slick1970

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#3 posted 05-06-2013 03:36 PM

Thank you very much! You can order any type of signs from Amazon. I have 3 more of these to make and looking forward to posting the end result.

-- David, Tignall,Georgia

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Fishinbo

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#4 posted 05-07-2013 01:17 PM

Great job on that cool looking cooler. Like the retro sign, goes really well with the antique look.

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Willeh

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#5 posted 05-08-2013 10:32 PM

Great cooler. Would look even better on my deck!

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#6 posted 05-15-2013 03:32 PM

I want one!

Please post more picks…..type of wood…..finish…dimensions..ect

thanks

Bob

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Eagledad

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 12:48 AM

Great! I have been wanting to make one of these for my son. Beautiful work!

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slick1970

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#8 posted 06-06-2013 01:30 AM

Thanks everyone! Working on a 2nd on now and will post when finished. This one will be an rustic log type cooler. Wish me luck.

-- David, Tignall,Georgia

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