This is where your cooler is separated from the pack. First, the wood is carefully smoothed with an orbital sander using 120 grit paper. Attention is paid particularly to achieving a nice, rounded profile on exterior trim edges and cooler legs. Frame assembly utilizes galvanized screws, nails and weatherproof glue. In some areas, pocket hole joinery is employed. Screws are pre-drilled with a countersink bit and hidden wherever possible. Clamps are used in certain glued areas to further increase the strength and integrity of the frame. There is also a bottom platform included on every cooler for storage of added beer, beverages, baskets or whatever you wish. Lastly comes sanding using 220 grit paper to achieve a silk-smooth finish. The end result is a furniture-grade creation that will be a welcomed addition to your home for many years to come.



Tools & Materials Used for the build

Miter saw, table saw, jigsaw, hacksaw, orbital sander, drill, drill press, forstner drill bits, wood boring bits, pocket hole jig and screws, counter sink bits, nail compressor, rubber mallet, hammer, nail set, combinations squares, carpenter's square, bullet level, measuring tape, custom stop blocks, galvanized screws, weatherproof glue, wood clamps, wood putty, channel lock, needle nose plier, utility knife, wood burner for custom monogram and detail work.

Hardware & Drainage

Your cooler comes complete with all necessary hardware.  The cooler lid is attached with 3.5 inch hinges and features front handles for easy opening. Frame sides have repositioning handles, the bottom frame has hidden caster wheels, and there is also a side mounted double pronged towel hook.  The front fa├žade proudly displays a cast iron bottle opener positioned properly above a cap catcher basin. Lastly, we come to the drainage system. With your cooler set flush inside the cedar frame, an integrated, brass side spigot is installed for easy water removal. PVC risers and piping are carefully measured, cut, glued tight and connected.