Cajun Cooler- First Project Post

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Project by Jeffreaux2 posted 431 days ago 1556 views 9 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw a project here that used a utility sink for the cooler tub and was inspired to build a pair for my son and I. This was his first Father’s Day! I used treated pine for the internal frame. The legs are 6/4 cypress. The lids frame and the mating frame on the cabinet is Spanish cedar. The board and battens are cypress fence boards that was planed to smooth. The tub is insulated by glueing and wiring styrofoam wall board to them. The 1 1/2” drain is reduced to 3/4 and a 1/4 turn valve installed. Final touches are: rope and PVC handles, a bottle opener, and a handle for the lid. All finished in Thompsons Water Seal in a honey hue.

This was a fun project, and my son was thrilled with the gift!

The images are from an iPhone. I have no idea why they are rotated. My apologies.

-- Regards, Jeff

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#1 posted 431 days ago

Looks very useful. Must do one for me too

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#2 posted 431 days ago

Well done , enjoy!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 431 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks

They look great

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#4 posted 431 days ago

This is a great idea for our summers in the South! Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 431 days ago

Way to go! Well done, Enjoy

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#6 posted 431 days ago

Very cool use for the utility sink and nice build, sure you and your son will enjoy them… Thanks for sharing…

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#7 posted 430 days ago

That’s really neat.

I use a couple coolers as cigar humidors. This kind of thing makes me think I might not be stuck with them looking like homegrown sin.

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#8 posted 430 days ago

Looks Great.

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#9 posted 413 days ago

Thank you all for the kind remarks!

-- Regards, Jeff

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