Build Wood Rustic Coolers
Rustic coolers – Building a wooden cooler is a fun project that evokes the old days when coolers were common and plastic and Styrofoam was yet to become popular. Wooden coolers are clearly heavier and less practical than modern coolers, but they also have more character. Sometimes referred to as “cowboy coolers,” wood coolers have a rustic appearance that makes them fun to use and display. The directions here do a cooler, which is a rectangular box 1 m (3 feet) long and 30 cm (12 inches) high.
Select the type of wood you want to use the fan. Pine is a good option because the sand and stain nicely. Wood with some grains show can add a nice dimension to the finished cooler. Cut four plates each 1 meter long. Cut two square plates to the ends of the rustic coolers, each measuring 30 cm on a side. Sand the boards down, remove any sharp edges. Insert the square end boards by nailing or screwing them to the edge of the long table. Make sure all edges are flush before you are nailing. Nail or screw the other long boards to the square end boards. Once you have done this you must have a 3-sided box with only the top missing.
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Place the final long board on top of the rustic coolers, making sure it is flush with all edges. Insert one hinge a foot from the left edge by nailing or screwing it into the top of the side boards. If you like, add rope handles by cutting two 30-cm long pieces of rope. Line the interior of the rustic coolers with three layers of heavy bin bags. Attach bin bags with drawing pins, making sure to leave slack in the bottom so the bags will not pull out of pins. The bin bags provide protection water to the radiator. Replace bin bags when they become damaged or torn.