Double Patio Cooler Stand Build Project

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Why Is A Cooler Called A Cooler?

A cooler is simply a container that is used to keep things cool.

The word “cooler” first came into use in the early 1900s, and it was originally used to describe a device that was used to cool liquids. Over time, the word “cooler” has come to be used to describe any type of device that is used to keep things cool, including refrigerators and air conditioners.

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How Long Can You Keep Food In A Cooler?

Most coolers can keep food cold for about four hours, if they’re properly packed. If the temperature outside is very hot, the food will spoil faster. If you’re transporting perishable food, like meat or dairy, it’s best to pack it in a cooler with ice packs.

You can extend the life of your cooler contents by pre-cooling the cooler with ice before you pack it. This will help keep the food cold longer. You can also try to keep the cooler in the shade as much as possible, and avoid opening it frequently.

How Do You Keep A Cooler Cold Without Ice?

There are a few different ways to keep your cooler cold without using ice. One way is to use frozen water bottles. You can also use dry ice, but be careful when handling it. Another option is to use gel packs. These can be found at most stores in the Sporting Goods section. Whichever method you choose, make sure to pack your cooler tightly so that the cold air doesn’t escape.

Which Cooler Is Better Plastic Or Metal?

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing between a plastic or metal cooler. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Cost: Plastic coolers are generally less expensive than metal ones.

Weight: Metal coolers tend to be heavier than plastic ones, so if you’re going to be carrying your cooler around a lot, plastic might be the better option.

Insulation: Metal coolers usually have better insulation than plastic ones, so they’ll keep your food and drinks colder for longer.

Durability: Plastic coolers can break more easily than metal ones, so if you’re going to be using your cooler often or in rough conditions, metal is the better choice.

So, which cooler is better? It really depends on your needs and preferences. If you’re looking for a cheaper option that’s easy to carry, plastic might be the way to go. But if you need a durable cooler that will keep your food and drinks cold for longer, metal is the better choice.

Cut List

A- Stile 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 32” (8)

B- Front/Back Rail 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 69” (6)

C- Center Stile 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 17” (2)

D- Side Rail 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 16” (6)

E- Front Strip 5/8 x 1/2 x 69” (4)

F- Common Strip 5/8 x 1/2 x 9 1/4” (8)

G- Side Strip 5/8 x 1/2 x 16” (6)

H- Side Board 5 1/2 x 1/2 x 10 9/16” (35)

I- Bottom Board 5 1/2 x 1/2 x 19 1/16” (13)

J- Support 1 3/4 x 1 x 19” (4)

K- Top Large Board 5 1/2 x 1/2 x 33” (4) Tip to tip

L- Top Short Board 5 1/2 x 1/2 x 23 1/8” (4) Tip to tip

M- Top Center Board 3 7/16 x 1/2 x 23 1/8 (2)

N- Lid Rail 3 x 1/2 x 26 1/2” (4) Tip to tip

O- Lid End 3 x 1/2 x 15” (4) Tip to tip

P- Top Board 5 1/2 x 1/2 x 25 1/2” (6)

Q- Front Trim 1 1/2 x 1/2 x 9 1/4” (4)

If installing galvanized sides replace part “H” with:

Galvanized Metal 10 1/2 x 69” (2)

Galvanized Metal 10 1/2 x 16” (2)

Black Pipe Towel Rack (1/2” pipe)

1 1/2” nipple (2)

12” pipe (1)

Pipe Flange (2)

Female T (2)

End Cap (2)

2” nipple (2)

Coolers: Purchased at walmart. Igloo 48 qt Laguna Ice Chest Cooler (Part/Model 50108)

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