How to Make a Cooler From a Pallet

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How to Make a Cooler From a Pallet
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Get your pallet(s).

Get your pallet(s).

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Take off the boards. Disassembling the pallet can be a pain.  Have patience.

Take off the boards. Disassembling the pallet can be a pain. Have patience.

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You can also use a saw to help disassemble the pallet.  Here I cut one up to make a base frame for the cooler/stand.

You can also use a saw to help disassemble the pallet. Here I cut one up to make a base frame for the cooler/stand.

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Start building the frame.  Here a used some scrap 2x4s and 4x4s I had laying around the house from previous projects.  My ultimate goal was a rustic look - nothing fancy.

Start building the frame. Here a used some scrap 2x4s and 4x4s I had laying around the house from previous projects. My ultimate goal was a rustic look - nothing fancy.

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I have no intention of painting or staining this. I want rustic. The darker the boards the better. You decide the dimensions based on the size of the cooler or how many you use. I used 2 coolers.

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Remove the lids from the plastic cooler and attach to wood lids

Remove the lids from the plastic cooler and attach to wood lids

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Attach handles and accessories as you desire.  I plan on adding a few more dark boards to cover lighter ones and complete the rustic image.

Attach handles and accessories as you desire. I plan on adding a few more dark boards to cover lighter ones and complete the rustic image.

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