Father’s Day DIY: How to Build a Cooler Cart

What do you get for the man who already has a Yeti cooler, Big Green Egg, and Cub Cadet mower? Sounds like your father could use a DIY gift this year. No, we don’t mean a handmade card with $50 bucks in it. Change the way your dad does cookouts, lake days, and outdoor living with a DIY cooler stand for Father’s Day.

How to Build a Cooler Cart

  1. backyard cookoutMeasure the cooler. Trust us, you don’t want to finish this project, only to find you miscalculated and made the opening an inch too small. Take careful measurements before beginning any building project. Beware of sloped edges throwing off your measurements.
  2. Pick your design. A basic cooler stand has a drain, bottom shelf, lid, and optional wheels. If you know what you’re doing, you can also customize the design based on your dad’s preferences.
  3. Visit Ace of Gray for lumber and supplies. You can’t make a good Father’s Day present without quality building materials. Stock up on lumber and other tools you’ll need to build a Yeti cooler cart.
  4. Build and finish your cooler stand. Once you’ve gathered your materials, cut everything to size, and fitted the cart together, you can finish the stand with paint or waterproof stain. After you’ve added the drain and additional hardware, add a few custom details such as decor for the front panel or a bottle opener installed on the side.
  5. Fill ‘er up and fire up the grill. You’re ready to celebrate Father’s Day!

Found an item missing from your dad’s grilling arsenal? Save Father’s Day with a trip to Ace of Gray. We’re fully stocked on grills and grilling accessories, outdoor living accessories, camping gear, and other gifts for dad this Father’s Day.

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