Ice Chest II

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Project by Wesley048 posted 04-03-2016 04:40 PM 1283 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally getting around to making another ice chest. But this one is for my wife so it may need extra special stuff. Made this one with clear cedar, screw and glue, butt joints and hid all the screws. Double insulated with R-40 foam sheet and use foam caulk to adhere to the wood.

Next will be attaching the the sheet metal inside. This may not be the best method but works for me.
Adding a lid, handle, wheels and fold down shelves. Then mahogany stain and outside polyurethane, as per request. More to follow.

Still have a few thinks left but it’s almost finished.

Love how it turned out and most important, the wife loves it. Ice test good, better than any I had before, kept a 36 degree temperature going on three days now. I used 20 pounds of ice. Outside temp is 78-80 deg.

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#1 posted 04-03-2016 07:57 PM

Nice job! Should do a great job keep beverages frosty cold.

-- Work- helping fill out my workshop but giving me no time to use my toys.

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#2 posted 04-03-2016 09:27 PM

Poker night tonight, so you are welcome to load up your cooler and join us for some fun. Nice build by the way

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 04-04-2016 02:13 AM

Nice cooler. What do you use to protect the foam?

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#4 posted 04-04-2016 03:31 AM

Thank you for the comments. I will use sheet aluminum for the bottom and galvanize flashing for the sides. That was expensive. Next time I may try fiberglass.

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#5 posted 04-05-2016 01:40 PM

The metal is the toughest part of this project. Through all the cuts on my hands and cursing the end result is nice.
The lid is insulated then panted, oil base, white. I still have to re-enforce the feet and attach the wheels, sand, sand, sand. more to follow.

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