Rough Sawn Wood Patio Cooler
Staining the Exposed Endgrain and Edges
The last part of the project was to blend in the exposed end-grain and edges,. I used a Minwak Early America 230 stain to darken the rood. I then rubbed a graphite pencil over this area and rubbed it in with sand paper and a rag. The effect was to create an old, weathered, dirty patina to match the rough sawn boards.
Fill With Beer and Ice and Serve!
The best part of this project will be filling it with ice and beer and enjoying it. The casters will allow me to wheel it off of my screen porch and onto the patio or pool deck. I can then wheel it back to store it and keep it from the rain. This is cooler is going to be a great addition for your summer barbecues, events, and parties.