This project can be done from very minimal pallets. I was able to make mine from just five pallets. First, buy a cooler and make measurements of the box in the cooler chest. My cooler legs were 33in. tall. I think placed four boards on the front/back and sides. Make sure the cooler is boxed in tight. Then you can make a lid for the cooler top. To make more decorative make a shelf at the bottom and trim board. I used a decorative spout to drain cooler.