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Patio cooler from reclaimed redwood

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Project by tkroupa posted 03-29-2014 05:08 PM 1007 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This patio cooler is made of 100% redwood. I found the wood on craigslist as a torn down patio cover. I took the screws out and planed and cleaned up the wood. I have requests for about 10 of these, and I think I have enough wood for them all. Some are for my kids, birthday presents, and father’s day present.

I took some advice from another post and added one inch insulation around the cooler to see if it would keep the cooler colder for longer, I haven’t tried it yet, but it was cheap so I decided to try it.

I do some stuff with horse shoes so I decided to use one of the horse shoes as the handle on the lid.

I recently decided to make a Facebook page with my kids to show some of the stuff we are making in my shop in Meridian, Idaho. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kroupa-Kustum-Idaho-Wood-Krafts/1429234470652972.

If you want to see what we are doing in Meridian, Idaho you can like my page. I am trying to get as many likes as possible, as a contest with my kids.

Thanks for looking.

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





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#1 posted 03-29-2014 05:58 PM

Looks good.

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 10:25 PM

Nice FB page… you got a “like” from me!

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 03:25 PM

Great cooler! Your redwood looks great and the horse shoe handle is really cool. Great job!

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 04:17 PM

Looks nice. Good job of recycling. I see you use a drain setup similar to mine. I sprayed in foam around the gaps between the cooler and the wood so it would anchor the cooler and not let it shift around. I didn’t want someone to mess up the drain while moving it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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