We have given here a best wooden fitting to a cooler to get more lasting power and chic wooden character. We have used a normal outdoor picnic cooler having some funky shape not any of the square or rectangular, but these shape are also very possible to use. This cooler was interested to us due to some features. hinges, side handle and drainage can easily be unplugged and removed.
You can see below the model of DIY pallet cooler which has a well-accomplished fitting of same igloo shaped cooler. We have used a 1″ inch in diameter of PVC pipe to get a necessary drainage system to get it functional. Why do you not get it in that of wooden coverage? whereas you have a accessible and highly reachable source of wood that has always open its doors for your, this popular and endured wood source is the pallet wood. Wood is better in retaining the coolness than that of plastic due to less effected by the heat, the same useful tip make us compelled to do this DIY pallet project to get a perfect DIY wooden cooler.
We have not used glue here in this project and have assembled all with screws to get it disintegrated at any time by removing just screws.
Here is cooler which has subjected to get modified, and is very common home useable nature of cooler and can easily be got from the market. We have happen to find this shape of cooler but your can go with any square or rectangular shape to get ease of fitting while try it at home.
We have used the plywood which is about a little bit bigger that a 1/2 of a inch in thickness. The semi hexagonal nut shaped has been given to the top of the cooler to look like that of adventurous treasure box. The fitting of pallets are just visible and defined to make yourself understand. The lit of the cooler has been supported with four stainless steel screws though the pallet planks to get attached firmly and to avoid falling down.
The opening of the pallet cooler has been made functional with a string attachment at inside to get the top opened to a position for as long as you want. You can make use of metallic chains too to give such a useful support to the opening style. We have constructed the wooden bottom for the cooler in just in size of the upper boundary of the cooler and have make it deep so that the bottom is away from the wooden box and not touching it in any way.
We have increased the depth of the wooden box also for the drainage PVC pipe which has a nice end in shape of ordinary usable hose which can be found at home with great probability.
Now it comes the trimming process here. We have added the equally thick pallet lengths from the lumber pallet wood we got from the DIY store by paying a little bit which is equal to nothing. Get that L shape lengths and arrange them on the box wooden lid and enjoy a treasure box appearance of your handmade cooler.
The wooden shade can be hide and covered with any of hundreds of the likeable and inviting color shades to change its hue according to desire. We have got it weathered grey stained which is little black too in tint and have that perfect prehistoric and vintage shape. To get more out of it than just a pallet cooler we have given rustic finish in shape of rustic lock, aged and tradition side handles and some really appreciating antique and vintage nail covers.
Here is the practical transformation of the whole creative scheme, the graceful treasure box pallet cooler. The ideas wan just to occupy a well and functional plan to get coolness retained to a while but by going more preciously and creatively with our home DIY pallet projects, we found a new look to get it styled. Enjoy the lazy afternoons in summers at outdoor with this handcrafted delight and have fun on picnics.