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This custom cooler build for my client presented a challenge: not to use an already made cooler. The Bradshaw's Custom Beverage Cooler is fully insulated with EPS rigid foam and lined on the inside with galvanized sheet metal and sealed to prevent leaks. The cooler was finished in a chalk white paint, painstakingly distressed by hand, accented with metal hardware painted bronze for an antiqued look. A custom designed character logo was decoupaged onto the split door lid, completing its timeless look.

* The cooler was built specifically for closed beverage bottles, cans, ice cubes not intended for direct consumption, nor direct beverage dispensing.

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Comment by joseph joel on May 20, 2016 at 12:48pm

Hi Randy
wow, I'm humbled. truly. thank you for the generous compliments, I appreciate it. 

I had been wrestling with the same dilemma of wanting to build an actual cooler versus building around an already made one. i found this design to be a bit more satisfying from a personal standpoint with the finished product being mine through and through. More importantly, my clients were happy and couldn't say enough how much they were excited to show it off. 

-joe

Comment by Randy Martin on May 20, 2016 at 11:59am

Joseph,

  You did some really fine work on this cooler. It is something that you should really be proud of.

 I have been trying to work up a plan to build something very similar to what you have made. I have seen a lot of plans but they are all the ones that are made by building something around an ice chest. I just don't find those to be that nice looking. Your plan is the first one that I would be proud to have in my backyard. Good Job!!!!  RandMart3

Comment by joseph joel on May 20, 2016 at 7:25am

Hi @TOMBOY, thanks so much for the kind words! Definitely appreciate it :)

Comment by TOMBOY on May 20, 2016 at 6:03am
It's been quote some time that I've been on the Kreg community pages and your project was one of the first i viewed...you did an amazing job on this!

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