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MAKE commenter whitehead made this neat project that he calls a patio cooler. He turned an ordinary plastic cooler into a nice piece of patio furniture by building a frame for it out of cypress wood and spare sheet metal roofing. It even comes complete with a vintage bottle opener!

Have you started your cooler hacking project yet? Remember to add your photos, tagged “MAKEcation,” to the MAKE Flickr pool to enter to win a $100 Maker Shed gift certificate! If you need a little extra time, you are in luck, as the deadline has been extended to Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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