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DIY Cowboy Cooler

Evelyns shed 5 hours ago
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I was in love with the look of a rustic cooler for our patio, but was turned off by the high prices. So my husband and I took an old cooler apart and built our own! The base is held by a 2x2 frame, covered in reclaimed fence posts found by the curb. We attached a spigot to the drain hole in the cooler for drainage, used an antler shed for the handle, and added a bottle opener for decoration. It was so easy, and only $30 in supplies (since we had the cooler and fence wood on hand). You can check out the full step-by-step tutorial on my blog ( http://www.killerbdesigns.com/rustic-cooler-a-how-to/ ) to see how to make your own! It's a great addition to our back porch, and was so easy to make.
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Rustic "Cowboy Cooler" made from furring strips and reclaimed fencing
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2x2 furring strip frame. A piece of threaded PVC extends the drain for the spigot.
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Inside shot of the cooler.
  • diy cowboy cooler, diy, how to, patio, porches, woodworking projects, Attaching the facing and the pre drilled spigot piece
Attaching the facing and the pre-drilled spigot piece.
  • diy cowboy cooler, diy, how to, patio, porches, woodworking projects, Finished side
Finished side.

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  • BarinaCraft
    BarinaCraft Dublin, OH

    Agree with @Marci N about adding some wheels for portability. Sort of a beer and wine cooler bar cart for entertaining outdoors. Great idea

  • Torrie Presley
    Torrie Presley Prineville, OR

    Love it

  • Kelly S
    Kelly S Bremerton, WA

    this also look like a great way to make a raised garden bed that one can reach standing up. I have 60' of old cedar fence boards to put to use. I'll have to send this to my hubby.

  • Candace Holt
    Candace Holt Leesville, LA

    You can also decorate them in sports , hunting , fishing etc. decor . This is a cooler my husband made for someone. He used old pallets but we have also used old fence boards or found wood .

  • Natalia
    Natalia Anton, TX

    Wow!!

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