Built-in Cooler Picnic Table!

When you are ready for a party, no need to drag the coolers out of the basement or garage. Just bring out some drinks and some ice and your ready to party!

Are you a DIYer who loves working with wood? This cooler picnic table has built in trays to keep your drinks cold while out in your yard.

Building this table is a great DIY project you will be proud of. Depending on the type of wood species used, materials will run anywhere from $150 – $350.  Cedar, a wonderful choice for outdoor furniture, will cost significantly more than Douglas fir, which is what was chosen for the table you see.

Materials:

  • 5 – 2×8  8′ length (table top)

  • 2 – 2×6  8′ length (ice box lids)

  • 5 – 2×4  8′ length (framing/skirting)

  • 2 – 4×4  8′ length (table legs)

  • 3 – 1×4  8′ length (ice box supports)

  • 2 – plastic planter boxes – see photo below

  • 2 1/2″ Kreg pocket screws

  • 1 1/2″ Kreg pocket screws

  • 1 3/4″ Deck screws

  • 8 – 5/16″ x 3″ bolts

  • 8 – 5/16″ washers

  • 8 – 5/16″ wood anchors

  • 120 grit sandpaper

  • 80 grit sandpaper

  • Pre-conditioner, stain, exterior spar varnish, foam brushes, fine sanding block

Tools:

  • Measuring tape

  • Pencil

  • Drill

  • Table saw (optional but very helpful)

  • Miter saw or circular saw

  • Orbital sander

  • Kreg Jig

  • Clamps

  • 2 1/8″ hole saw

 

Read more at remodelaholic.com

 

 

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