Cooler Cart

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Project by Dunky posted 05-03-2022 11:37 PM 505 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an old cooler and some old fence boards that I had saved, so this is what I came up with. Been wanting to build this for quite some time.

-- Mark in SoCal

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#1 posted 05-03-2022 11:39 PM

That’s really great.

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#2 posted 05-04-2022 12:44 AM

fire up the grill it’s pool party time ! nice cart.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 05-04-2022 08:43 PM

Wonderful transformation from fug cooler, to nice poolside piece to keep everything frosty.

How did you attach the wooden top? And does the hose bib drain the cooler? If so how did you marry the 2?

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#4 posted 05-05-2022 04:12 PM

I really like that design. I have something like this on my list of things I want to build but this one is really a nice design. Great work.

-- Yolanda Gee

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#5 posted 05-06-2022 07:17 PM

Thanks for the nice comments.
SteveN: The wood top is just screwed from inside the cooler lid (stainless steel screws to avoid corrosion) with a couple of small hinges on the back. Yes, the hose bib is the drain- found some brass fittings on Amazon to create a 90 degree drain in the bottom of the cooler, then used hose clamps to connect a short length of old garden hose to the hose bib.
If I ever build another one (I have requests from both my kids) I would change a couple of things. First, I would make the lid a little taller and build it to match the “counter top” – frame to hide the ends of the boards. The reason I did it this way was that I was running out of material. Later my friend gave me some more old fence boards but it was already made by then.
Also, I would make the right side a cabinet or put a drawer in that area. Right now it is just wasted space,

-- Mark in SoCal

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