Deck Cooler

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Project by rweaver36 posted 10-20-2014 01:26 PM 1950 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is my first attempt at a deck cooler. I didn’t have any plans and I’m a beginning woodworker, so there was plenty of trial and error on this project. I work for a hardwood manufacturer/distributor and they’ve graciously allowed me access to their shop and whatever lumber’s lying around. I framed it up with old ballister stock and used flooring for the sides and lid. It’s made mostly of Hickory…so it got much heavier than I expected. I may need to replace the wheels with something a little tougher. I’ve since put a coat of water sealer on it which gave it a little shine.

Once I find a home for this one I’ll hopefully be able to improve on the next with all the lessons learned.

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#1 posted 10-20-2014 02:20 PM

Looks good. I would love to have access to scraps like that.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 10-20-2014 02:43 PM

Looks great! Much nicer than the version I made a couple years ago. I may just have to make another based on your version. Love the fact it has wheels.

-- Albert Einstein - "I'd rather be an optimist and a fool than a pessimist and right."

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#3 posted 10-20-2014 05:19 PM

Very nice, that could be very handy on your deck…..I would park it beside me!!!!

-- Mike

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#4 posted 10-20-2014 05:24 PM

That looks nice. It is very similar to the ones i have built. everyone loves them.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#5 posted 11-02-2014 01:08 AM

That would look nice on my deck, filled with cold beer of course. Great job.

-- Dave Peura

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