Rough Sawn Wood Patio Cooler
Attach the Lid to the Top Sill
With the new wood covered lid in place, on the back of the cooler, I measured in equal distance and marked my hinges on the lid and top sill. Using a sharp chisel I recessed the hinges on the top sill only. I then installed the hinges and also reinstalled the lid strap that came with the cooler. This strap keeps the lid from flopping over and will now protect the brass hinges.
Attach the Legs
I used 1×4 rough sawn boards for the legs in order to avoid having cut edges. I attached the two legs together with three 2” screws and then mounted them to the cooer case, using the Dap Adhesive and butting up tight to the top sill. Once in place I fastened them with eight 2-1/2” screws into the top and bottom frames.
Attach the hardware
For the lid handle I deviated from the normal handle look and instead opted for an old tarnished brash sash lock. To make the look sit properly I used the Festool Domino cuter to cut a slot for the lock. To open the lid, you simply lift up the lock and pull.
I also mounted a YETI bottle opener, I chose the YUETI opener because its cool looking – you pick what you like,