How To Build a Cooler Stand from Pallets

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.

Pallet cooler stand

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.

pallet lumber

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.

cooler plans

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

pallet workspace
boards glue
build around cooler
cooler clearance
cooler full sides
cooler built
cooler sides
cooler back
stand cooler
cooler lid open
cooler lid
drop in cooler
lid chain
lid hinges
pallet cooler stand closed
pallet cooler stand

Project credit: Becky Fajardo and Jackie Fortier

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  • Reply
    Tom Stevens
    March 8, 2021 at 2:37 am

    Cool idea! I was thinking of an added element to my cooler for the overall look of my lawn and landscape. I was going for a nature-type approach that’s why I was using wood or stone for every element I add. This idea and guide are totally awesome. You’re a rockstar man!

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    Terry Smith
    March 9, 2021 at 5:44 am

    This perfectly fits the theme of my outdoor barbecue patio in my garden. I was going for nature theme and was using mostly wood or stone as materials for my tools. Great luck bumping on your DIY article. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Larry Coker
    March 10, 2021 at 6:34 am

    I didn’t think of using wood as a cooler stand! The finished product looks very sleek while being elegant. My wife and I love it! In fact, after we read this article. we gathered our kids and started this as a family project. Thank you so much for sharing this!

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