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Slickback
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...

What do you think about the size of it?

I'd probably aim for a 54 qt cooler to build around. 94 seems like it'd be pretty damn big.


AlxTgr
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
I would want the Bay Boat seat size. Whatever that is.


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YOURADHERE
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
I'd rather it be a bit too big then it be a bit too small.

*that's what she said...


As it currently sits diminsions are about 40" x 20" x 40"T.


drsung
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
What changes do you plan on making?


Motorboat
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
So you pretty much built a box around an ice chest and put legs on it? Why?


Dpizz450
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
I would guess add up the material cost and the. $20-$25 an hour for labor. Maybe around $230?


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AlxTgr
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Why?
Not sure if serious.


YOURADHERE
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
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What changes do you plan on making?



Well I followed the plans which used 90 degree cuts and overlapping to cover the fresh cuts on the corners. I ended up wasting some wood. After I finished I realized I could've just used 45 degree cuts, saved some wood and it would've looked more professional I guess you could say. I know for the next one. Also my next one I want to cover in old tin and then trim the edges in old cypress wood. I'll see how that works out.
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Uncle JackD
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
IWDFI (I would drink from it)


YOURADHERE
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tigerfoot
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
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my powpow




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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
Cypress is pretty awesome.

One cook thing to do with stuff like that is take the pine stuff and hit it with a cutting torch on the outside faces to give it a really old weathered look. Just make sure you don't go crazy with it.


Boats n Hose
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
I've seen that done on a plaque for an antler mount. Looks good


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YOURADHERE
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
Well I have a cutting torch...time to experiment a little. Might be a good option to help cover some of the fresh cuts on this old wood.


Geauxtiga
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
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I gather old cypress is worth a pretty penny
Run it through a planer- unless you're after the older look. I like both and just sharing a thought that came to mind.


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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
Try it on some scraps. It gives it a very cool look.


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Geauxtiga
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
How is the chest set in it?


YOURADHERE
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
Check the link I posted in the first post. Basically just build the frame to the diminsions of the chest so that it'll fit snugly in place. You want it to be a tight fit that way your lid will always stay sealed properly. I had to give it a few taps to set the chest in the frame.


Geauxtiga
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Check the link I posted in the first post. Basically just build the frame to the diminsions of the chest so that it'll fit snugly in place. You want it to be a tight fit that way your lid will always stay sealed properly.
Thx. I went back and saw.

One question still. What keeps the lid from falling when you lift on the wood?


YOURADHERE
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re: Built my own Cowboy/County/Coonass Cooler...
After the bottom is done you set the lid on. You build a frame around the lid using 1x4's and I used some 2.5" screws to hold the frame to the lid. Then just cover it just like you do the chest portion.

Eta: I believe I'm understanding your question correctly.
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