DIY Rustic Cooler

Here’s a great addition for your outdoor space, especially for those who love to entertain!

Make your cooler look the coolest by encasing it in a rustic box! Use any reclaimed wood such as pallets. This project is definitely an inexpensive weekend activity.

DIY Rustic Cooler

This idea would also make drink-grabbing easier especially for those having difficulty reaching down.

If you love to entertain in your outdoor space, your friends and family will surely notice this beautiful addition to your yard!


  • Barn Wood/Old Pallets
  • 5 pcs 2×2′s @ 8 feet long
  • 1 pc 1×4 @ 8 feet long
  • Old  Cooler
  • 2 1/2 inch Screws
  • 2 inch Nails
  • 3/4 inch Pipe Coupling
  • 3/4 inch Spigot
  • Antler Shed Handle – or any handle of your choice
  • Side Handles (optional)
  • Bottle Opener (optional)
  • Iron Decor (optional)
  • Wood Glue
  • Cabinet Hinges


  • Screwdriver
  • Table Saw
  • Jigsaw
  • Sander
  • Drill – with 1 1/2 inch spade bit

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Thanks to Killer B. Designs for this great project. You can get the step-by-step instructions here

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