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Project by truckrun posted 08-25-2013 03:57 AM 3284 views 18 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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:
http://youtu.be/jukgeFwaQ2M

You can download a free Sketchup file of this project on my website at:
http://funwithwoodworkingtoo.blogspot.com/p/downloads.html

I also have more pics of the build on my blog at:
http://www.funwithwoodworking.com

-- Donald LeBlanc - www.funwithwoodworking.com





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yrob

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#1 posted 08-25-2013 04:55 AM

Very nice chest. Great design too.

-- Yves

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david38

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#2 posted 08-25-2013 01:56 PM

nice job

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tkroupa

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#3 posted 08-25-2013 03:34 PM

Looks good, this is one of my next projects for one of my kids. I have been looking at these. How do you attach the drain spicket to the cooler.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972

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DouginVa

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#4 posted 08-26-2013 09:48 AM

Nice chest. And I see it’s built on top of Norm’s workbench.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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#5 posted 08-28-2013 04:55 PM

Fine looking ice chest! Like the cedar and the choice of hardware. Great work!

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truckrun

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#6 posted 08-29-2013 02:16 AM

tkroupa, I drilled a 1 1/4” hole halfway through and then a 7/8” hole the rest of the way through. I then pushed the spigot in and screwed on two 1/2” risers that pushed through the side of the ice chest and then I screwed on a 1/2” pass through that I cut in half. I’ll see if I can find a pic.

Thanks DouginVA, and yes it’s on Norm’s workbench. I just need to make the dogs and finish up the dog holes and it will be good to go.

-- Donald LeBlanc - www.funwithwoodworking.com

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#7 posted 09-02-2013 03:21 AM

Thanks so much for doing a video on this build. I’ve been looking for this very thing. Subscribed.

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