Cedar Patio Cooler #3: hardware and finish

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Blog entry by gridlockd posted 02-20-2012 12:42 AM 3173 reads 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So here’s the final product. I got the lid all cut and laid it on the cooler, it fit perfectly! It’s a good thing too because I didn’t have a single board left over. Good planning or sheer luck? I’ll let you decide. anyway, the hinges and handle are black enamel gate hardware. I wanted to ensure they were heavy duty enough to last.

I routed the top edge of the lid with a 1/4 roundover, sanded the entire thing to 220 to try to bring back as much of the pinky red as i could. Then I coated the entire thing with water seal. Hopefully that will help it to hold it’s hue.

The only things left to do is add a length of black chain as a stopper for the lid, and to add the drain. I have a plan for that as well. This has actually been a really fun project. I have another foam box like this one, so now that i know how to do it, the next one will be easier. That’s provided I can sell this one! I do not have a buyer for it as of yet. I’ll answer any and all questions if there are any, just shoot me a PM.

Thanks for reading!

-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 03-01-2012 03:24 PM

Will it have legs or a base?

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#2 posted 03-01-2012 03:36 PM

it is actually on swivel casters. rolls around quite nicely. I decided not to raise it on legs or a base, as this thing is fair sized. When full of drinks and ice it is extremely heavy, so low center of gravity is better.

-- Gridlockd

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