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Project by coolrusticcoolers posted 06-11-2013 07:51 AM 2220 views 8 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My choice has been using weathered barn wood and keeping it in it’s natural color.
Best tip is to use a quality glue at your 45’s because cedar shrinks and swells.
Slinger, WI.

-- CoolRusticCoolers





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scrollsaw

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#1 posted 06-11-2013 09:47 AM

Very nice I like the old rustic look you done a great job

-- Todd

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 06-11-2013 01:13 PM

Very nice. Now all you need is some ice and Special Export beer from LaCrosse!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tennessee

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#3 posted 06-11-2013 02:44 PM

My local Ace Hardware store sells ones like the first two you have there for just short of $200. I bet yours was a lot less!

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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Tim Christensen

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#4 posted 06-11-2013 05:05 PM

What do you line your coolers with? I have seen using an old cooler but I am thinking trying steel and foam insulation.

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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coolrusticcoolers

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#5 posted 06-11-2013 08:18 PM

Thanks for the kind words.

Tim, galvanized steel liners may look cool when completed but after a short time of normal use they stain and corrode. Stainless is the only metal that would hold up cosmetically. $$ The plastic Coleman’s with the factory drain are my choice. I’ve made 40 year old Colemans look new inside with a squirt of mild spray cleaner and fine steel wool. I don’t even use the factory lids cause I don’t care for the way they look and beside..cold air stays low. My wooden tops work great for the time they spend partying. ~cool.

-- CoolRusticCoolers

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Yussef

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#6 posted 06-11-2013 10:58 PM

Love the rustic look. People won’t be afraid to really use it and enjoy it. Nicely done.

-- Yussef, Philadelphia, http://chathampenworks.com/ http://www.etsy.com/shop/ChathamPenWorks https://www.facebook.com/ChathamPenWorks

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