How to build a pallet cooler stand with 2x4s and pallet boards.
• Pallet wood boards
• (6) 2’ x 4’ x 8’ boards (for frame)
• Standard cooler
• (2) hinges
• Towel hook or bottle opener (if desired)
4 - 2x4 @ 36"
2 - 2x4 @ 20"
4 - 2x4 @ 26"
5 - 2x4 @ 17"
2x4s for lid should be cut to fit
Pallet boards to cover outside should be cut to fit
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Attach the 26" long support boards to the two leg sets to create the cooler frame. Use either screws or nails at an angle or pocket holes (1-1/2" setting/2-1/2" pocket hole screws). Place the bottom boards at a height that will allow you to rest the bottom of the cooler on supports tied into these boards (see next step).
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.