Patio cooler from reclaimed redwood

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Project by tkroupa posted 03-29-2014 05:08 PM 3458 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This patio cooler is made of 100% redwood. I found the wood on craigslist as a torn down patio cover. I took the screws out and planed and cleaned up the wood. I have requests for about 10 of these, and I think I have enough wood for them all. Some are for my kids, birthday presents, and father’s day present.

I took some advice from another post and added one inch insulation around the cooler to see if it would keep the cooler colder for longer, I haven’t tried it yet, but it was cheap so I decided to try it.

I do some stuff with horse shoes so I decided to use one of the horse shoes as the handle on the lid.

I recently decided to make a Facebook page with my kids to show some of the stuff we are making in my shop in Meridian, Idaho.

If you want to see what we are doing in Meridian, Idaho you can like my page. I am trying to get as many likes as possible, as a contest with my kids.

Thanks for looking.

-- Tim, Meridian, Idaho

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#1 posted 03-29-2014 05:58 PM

Looks good.

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#2 posted 03-29-2014 10:25 PM

Nice FB page… you got a “like” from me!

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#3 posted 04-03-2014 03:25 PM

Great cooler! Your redwood looks great and the horse shoe handle is really cool. Great job!

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#4 posted 04-03-2014 04:17 PM

Looks nice. Good job of recycling. I see you use a drain setup similar to mine. I sprayed in foam around the gaps between the cooler and the wood so it would anchor the cooler and not let it shift around. I didn’t want someone to mess up the drain while moving it.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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