Rustic Cooler

Change plastic, ugly cooler into a rustic, decorative one!
Warm days come to an end slowly, but we still can spend afternoons outdoors. In my opinion, there’s nothing better than summer garden parties or meeting on open air. We need to use the last warm days. To protect food and drink from exposure to high temperatures, we will need a cooler. You can create something like Table with Built-in Beer Cooler or Pirate Treasure Coolbox. You can also make something less fancy and better complements the garden.

Broke from Killer B. Design wrote about turning ordinary, old cooler into a rustic crate. It appears that making it is not that hard, main work is building a wood frame. You would need some tools and basic carpentry skills, but literally, basic. The whole process is not complicated. The good side of this project is reusing old wood, thanks to this, you would give a rustic design to the cooler. Of course, you can use brand new boards and paint cooler to any color. Everything depends on you.

Which cooler idea you like the most? Let us know in comments below!

Check out the tutorial on Killer B. Design.

What you need:


  • Measure
  • Saw
  • Wood glue
  • Hammer
  • Power drill

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Barn wood
  • Old cooler
  • Screws


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