Rolling File Cabinet Flip
I was at the Goodwill store I saw a long box thing on legs ,the lid came up ,and slid back out of the way at the same time. It was only $5.00 I did a little happy dance I knew what it would be when I got home. I made a rolling beverage cooler for summer party time. It was a rolling file cabinet on legs.
As you lift the lid it slides back and out of the way . It has a handle you just can't see it ,black on black and dappled light it won't show up.
I had left over pieces of insolating foam sheeting I measures and cut 6 pieces
Starting with the 4 side pieces, the 2 long side pieces are set in then the 2 ends are cut and slid into place they hold all the sides in place the bottom has 2 holes in it. I kept the holes in place. I had 2 hard plastic straws that I pushed into the holes after the bottom piece was in place, you will need to push up from the bottom so you hit the holes then just use the straw to make the opening in the bottom foam sheet. My pieces were just that left over pieces so the bottom of my beverage cooler needed 2 pieces to cover the bottom.
Do you see the straws pushing up in the foam sheet? This will drain away the water as the ice melts.
This is foil covered bubble wrap I just had a scrap of it. I cut it up to use in other projects.
I cut to fit the inside of the beverage cooler
I used some Dollar Tree clips to hold it all in place Then just slid it in on top of the foam liner
So it looks like this If my insulating sheet was in a large piece and I could have cut all the pieces I needed so they fit in place with no gaps. I would not have done this step. I felt this would help hold the ice longer with out melting to fast. Well this is on my back deck all ready for The 4th the top slides back and down at the end I used some floor tile pieces I glued down with E600 glue. I did this because it's all black I wanted to lighten it up a little .I did not have the extra floor tile pieces I would have painted it a nice green well just put in 2 bags of ice and your beverage's. I have had ice in this thing for some days after the party.
These are the things I used for this project. insulated sheet knife to cut the sheets pieces tape measure rubber tubing or hard plastic straws to put in drain holes and these clips I got at the Dollar Tree and for me I made a inner liner from a piece of foil covered bubble wrap. I did this step just because I did not have great pieces of insulating sheeting. I worked with just all left overs. You can get big sheets of this insulation at Lowes I think it might be $10 or 12 dollars. I play this game with my self to try to do my project with my thrift store find and price then do my magic with the thing I have at home .
This is the completed beverage cooler. I propped the top up a little so you could see in. As I said the top slides back.
This is it with a little tub to catch the ice run off as it melts and run's down the tubing This area is shades by a Pergola You pop in 2 bags of ice and your beverages. in our Oregon weather it will take days for the ice to melt. I saw at Kmart last summer a beverage cooler on legs for around $200 I did my project for $5.00
- File cabinet on legs incolating sheet pieces (Goodwill /and DollerTree)
- Foil covered bubble wrap clips from Dollar Tree E600 clear glue (Walmart)