Updated & Revised Jan 2020
Bring your party to next level. Raise your beverage cooler to a comfortable height, and then customize the case to support or promote your favorite sports team, organization or company. The raised cooler will make a great addition to your next company BBQ.
This started at request of a work associate that wanted it customized for the fire department. I used a checker plate on the front with a Maltese cross mounted on the checker plate and a handle that is normally found on fire trucks. Even the bottle opener was painted fire engine red.
The cabinet was designed to fit around an Igloo Maxcold 70 quart cooler with exterior dimensions of 29 ½” x 16 ½” x 16” high. The plan can be easily adapted to fit any size of cooler. I added a small shut-off valve and a plastic tube to the built in cooler drain that runs out the end of the cabinet. A flat top would definitely be easier to build however I curved the top to avoid people using it as a table and also shed any adverse weather.
Overall it is a great project that I’m sure will see many hours of good times.
Enjoy your new elevated COOLER!