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Wooden IceChest


mvalle
mvalle
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mvalle

I wanted to build something cool to prepare for football season and to celebrate good times with friends and family by the pool. Since I live in Arizona and our Cardinals are going all the way this year; I thought that a wooden ice chest was the perfect project to keep beverages cold during these hot months. Overall, my project went pretty smooth and only had to measure the boards twice, maybe three times, and cut once. This helped eliminate any mistakes! One area that I was surprised on during this project was the amount of work, time, and effort that took to complete the ice chest. From disassembling the pallet, removing nails, sanding the boards, measuring and cutting, to staining and painting the ice chest. At the end, all the sweat and work was all worth it because I have had a lot of people asking how they can get one of these wooden ice chest. Can't wait to build the next one!

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  • All your hard work paid off! This is an awesome piece of work. The paint on the top is especially impressive! Did you have a plan to follow while you built this, or did you design it yourself?
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 1, 2016
    • I didn't have a design to follow. I just started building it and it turned out be a grea piece of work. I wanted to make the paint job somewhat unique by adding a lil more than the logo. It took me some time to decide on the paint colors on the top but in the end, I think I made the right choice. Thanks for the compliment!
      By mvalle, on September 1, 2016

  • You definitely made the right choices in design, finish and painting. Thanks for sharing it with us!
    By RYOBI Nation, on September 2, 2016

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Wooden IceChest

by mvalle
Aug 30, 2016

I wanted to build something cool to prepare for football season and to celebrate good times with friends and family by the pool. Since I live in Arizona and our Cardinals are going all the way this year; I thought that a wooden ice chest was the perfect project to keep beverages cold during these hot months. Overall, my project went pretty smooth and only had to measure the boards twice, maybe three times, and cut once. This helped eliminate any mistakes! One area that I was surprised on during this project was the amount of work, time, and effort that took to complete the ice chest. From disassembling the pallet, removing nails, sanding the boards, measuring and cutting, to staining and painting the ice chest. At the end, all the sweat and work was all worth it because I have had a lot of people asking how they can get one of these wooden ice chest. Can't wait to build the next one!