Beverage Bucket

 

Use leftover Zuri® decking to add a finishing touch to your outdoor oasis.

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Beverage Bucket
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5-8 Hours
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What You’ll Need
 
Materials
  • Styrofoam cooler
  • Leftover decking boards (slats and L-shaped pieces)
  • 1 set of 2 1/2" zinc narrow hinges
  • 1.5" nails
  • Zinc handle
Zuri Decking pieces
  • (6) 22"/ 5.5" Slat Zuri board as front and back panels for body
  • (6) 17"/ 5.5" Slat Zuri board as side panels for body
  • (6) 20"/ 5.5" Slat Zuri board as lid and bottom for body
  • (6) 38" L-shaped Zuri boardas legs
  • (2) 14" L-shaped Zuri board as brace for lid interior
 
Instructions
 
STEP ONE
Measure and cut.

Measure and cut the wood that will surround the cooler. Measure and pre-drill pilot holes for connecting your boards together.

STEP TWO
Build box.

Build a rectangular box using the wood you measured for the front, side and bottom panels. Insert 1.5” screws into pre-drilled pilot holes. Repeat process for the other two cooler body segments. Build the bottom of the cooler on one of the boxes.

STEP THREE
Pre-drill leg holes.

Align your three boxes. Pre-drill one hole in each of the side panels to align with desired leg placement.

STEP FOUR
Attach legs to box.

Line up L-shaped decking pieces so the edges are flush with the top of the cooler body. Using a Phillips head screwdriver or drill attachment, carefully connect the L-shaped legs to the cooler body using 1.5” screws.

STEP FIVE
Build lid.

Align the slats needed to form the lid of the cooler holder. Use smaller pieces to create cross braces to connect your lid pieces.

On the topmost front panel, measure down 1” and install a lid stopper using a 4” section of decking. Screw hinges into the body of the cooler, and screw handle to the lid.

STEP SIX
Enjoy your beverage box!

Drop your cooler into the wood box, fill with ice and your favorite summer beverages. Enjoy! 

Now, kick your feet up!

 
  • man sawing wood with a power saw
  • person assembling wood into a square box shape
  • man drilling leg holes in wood box
  • man adding holes to wood box legs
  • drilling wooden legs with a drill
  • man securing wood with a screwdriver
  • man screwing hinges onto the back of a wooden box
  • man securing handle onto the front of a wooden box with a screwdriver
  • man and woman reaching into a beautiful wooden cooler full of ice and drinks
 
 

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