|Project by truckrun||posted 08-25-2013 03:57 AM||3992 views||20 times favorited||7 comments|
I made a small cooler chest a few months ago with a small Styrofoam ice chest inside as a kind of prototype. I finally decided to make a full size version with a 52 QT igloo ice chest inside for my dad’s birthday. It is made out of 8 cedar fence pickets from Home Depot. It has two handle on the sides, a handle for the lid, and a bottle opener up front. It also has a hose spigot on the side for draining the cooler. I sanded it with 60 grit sandpaper and chamfered all the exposed edges to reduce the chance of splinters. Overall I would say that it cost about $80 in materials.
You can watch a video of the build on my YouTube channel at:
You can download a free Sketchup file of this project on my website at:
I also have more pics of the build on my blog at:
-- Donald LeBlanc - www.funwithwoodworking.com