Patio Table w/ coolers

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Project by NickyP posted 09-18-2013 10:50 PM 3092 views 7 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my latest project. I haven’t had a chance yet to load it up with beverages & ice but you get the picture. The pictures I posted show the table top glue up, the top with the coolers and lids, the legs glued up (note the legs were cut down to actual size after this picture was taken prior to glue up) and a good shot of the boxes that house the coolers, and a look at the table with the lids on that I’ve not put the finish on yet.

A few notes regarding the build:

- The coolers are planter boxes I bought for about $10 each

- this project was build from construction grade 2 X 4’s, 6’s, 8’s, & 10’s

- I went outside of the box & stained this mustard colored yellow

- 4 coats of polly

- 3 coats of spar varnish on feet of legs to prevent wicking any water

This table will be under a patio and receive virtually no direct sunlight so I took the chance of using a water base stain & polly. I also put a hard 45 degree chamfer on all the pieces to the top while leaving the table top edges and the legs sharp & square, giving this table allot of character. A fun and functional build . . . thanks for looking.

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."

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#1 posted 09-19-2013 01:05 AM

Very clever design and what a great splash of color for the patio.

Best Regards – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 09-23-2013 04:44 PM

Great looking table with coolers, it’s a great addition for the patio for outdoor fun with family and friends.

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#3 posted 09-25-2013 02:40 AM

I want this!

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#4 posted 12-11-2013 05:41 AM

Very cool table (no pun intended). I like your shop setup with the miter saw. I’m on the hunt for a miter saw. Not sure if I can fit another tool in my garage, but know I’ll get a lot of use out of it. Awesome job on the table.

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#5 posted 04-10-2016 05:05 AM

I wish I could remake my stuff into this kind, I have this furniture that is more than a year old, now needs some repair, in fact I got it at

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