Atlanta Falcons-Themed Wooden Ice Chest for Sterling

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Project by ju7281 posted 02-15-2016 02:51 AM 2560 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend hired me to build her a wooden ice chest for her son-in-law, who is a huge Atlanta Falcons fan, so I had just the design in mind. It’s nothing fancy, and she didn’t want anything fancy, but it’s very sturdy and since it’s made from pallet wood and has several coats of Thompson’s Waterseal on all outer surfaces, it will withstand the elements for years to come.

-- Joe, Georgia,

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#1 posted 02-15-2016 03:49 PM

Looks pretty awesome. The pallet wood cleaned up nicely. This has been on my to do list for awhile

-- Matt Reynolds

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#2 posted 02-15-2016 04:22 PM

That is a fine looking project and you did a great job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 02-16-2016 05:05 PM

That’s a nice looking cooler. How do you do your drain valves? I haven’t found a way that I really like yet, I have made a few but I am interested in new ideas about the drain system.

-- "The pursuit of perfection often yields excellence"

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#4 posted 02-24-2016 09:38 AM

@oltexasboy1: I just viewed another cooler/chest design similar to this and I liked how the drain issue was addressed. There is a regular hose bib with circular handle on the side of the box and obviously drilled at the bottom of the plastic cooler. The builder appears to have added a piece of wood over where the bib attaches. I didn’t look at the design plans he mentioned but it may be for additional support. I like the idea and will be keeping it in mind for when I eventually get a “round tuit”

-- TT

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#5 posted 02-24-2016 04:40 PM

@oltexasboy1 I tried several times to insert an image into this comment but there was an “application error” and I couldn’t get the image in here, but I wanted to show you the different ways that I “build” the drains, depending on whether I have a male or female fitting on the faucet/bibb. I’ll try again later to attach the picture. Who knows, maybe one day, Lumberjocks will upgrade their forum so it’s easier to use.

-- Joe, Georgia,

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