This step by step diy woodworking project is about double wood cooler plans. I have designed these plans at the suggestion of a fellow diy reader. This wood cooler featured a bottom cabinet and enough space for fitting two coolers. Make sure you take a look over the rest of plans to see alternatives and more projects for your garden.
Work with attention and don’t forget that a good planning will save you from many issues and it will keep the costs withing the total budget. Invest in high quality materials, such as pine, redwood or cedar. Drill pocket holes before inserting the galvanized screws, to prevent the wood from splitting. Add waterproof glue to the joints, in order to enhance the rigidity of the structure. See all my Premium Plans HERE.
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Double Wood Cooler Plans
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- A – 4 piece of 2×2 lumber – 35″ long, 2 pieces – 5 3/4″ long, 2 pieces – 14″ long, 2 pieces – 12 1/4″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 49 1/2″ long FRAME
- C – 16 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 24″ long, 16 pieces – 13 1/2″ long BOX
- D – 18 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 13 1/2″ long SHELVES
- 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 8′
- 7 pieces of 1×4 lumber – 8′
- 3 pieces of 2×6 lumber – 8′
- 100 pieces of 2 1/2″ screws
- 100 pieces of 1 1/4″ screws
- wood glue, stain/paint, wood filler
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Hammer, Tape measure, Framing square, Level
Miter saw, Drill machinery, Screwdriver, Sander
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Building double wood cooler with cabinet plans
The first step of the project is build the sides for the wood cooler. Therefore, cut the components from 2×2 lumber at the right dimensions described in the diagrams. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 13 1/2″ components and insert 2 1/2″ screws into the legs. Make sure the edges are flush and check the corners for squareness.
Remember that you need to make adjustments to the width and to the length of the wood cooler so it suits the cooler you buy. That is why, always build around the cooler you have already purchased.
Next, you need to assemble the frame of the wood cooler by fitting the aprons. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the 2×2 components and secure them to the legs with 2 1/2″ pocket screws. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right-angled.
Fit the 2×2 partitions to the frame of the cooler. Drill pocket holes to lock the components into place tightly. Add glue to the joints and make sure the corners are right angled.
Fit the 1×4 slats to frame the box for the coolers. Cut the slats at the right dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends. Fit the slats to the legs with 1 1/4″ pocket screws. Adjust the width of the top slats at 1 3/4″ screws. Leave no gaps between the slats for a nice result.
Build the bottom for the box and the lower shelf from 2×6 lumber. Cut the components at 13 1/2″ screws and then drill pocket screws at both ends. Fit the slats into place and lock them to the frames with 2 1/2″ screws. Add glue to the joints.
The next step of the woodworking project is to fit the partitions to the top box. Cut the components at the proper dimensions and drill pocket holes at both ends. Secure the slats to the box with 1 1/4″ screws. Make sure the corners are square and leave no gaps between the components.
Fill the holes with wood putty and let them dry out for a few hours. Smooth the surface with 100-200 grit sandpaper and remove the residues with a damp cloth. Take a look over PART 2 of the project, so you see how to build the low cabinet and the top lids.
Top Tip: Apply a few coats of paint or stain to the components, to enhance the look of the project. Don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE and Pin this project, if you’ve enjoyed it.
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