How To Build a Cooler Stand from Pallets


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The plans were drawn out on paper based on the dimensions of the cooler.

My sister Jackie and her friend Becky recently built an awesome cooler stand from pallets that they gave to my other sister as a gift. I was amazed by the craftsmanship and detail they put into this stand and I can imagine the possibilities of painting the stand based on a team color which would make it the ultimate weekend football accessory.

Becky and Jackie have taken some step-by-step photos which are fairly easy to follow along but it will take some engineering on your part to work out the dimensions in regards to your individual cooler and the pallet lumber that you are working with.

Everything depends on the size of the ice cooler. The ice cooler that is a straight up rectangle works the best because the chest is built around the cooler rather than the ice cooler fitting the chest.

Follow this project from the photos and you’ll be on your way to cool brews from your own cooler stand.

Pallet cooler stand

Project credit: Becky Fajardo and Jackie Fortier

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
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  • Crystal

    Where is the link to get to their instructions? This looks great and I want to see the instructions but I can’t find the link to get there.

  • Princess

    you have to click next page above the pic to go to next page and follow instructions

  • Dingo

    not bad but could look more sharp without the gaps clap clap though for getting them job done.

  • http://livingbypanicca.blogspo

    I totally love it :P