I initially saw a wooden cooler on Pinterest two years ago. Having just retired I decided to try my hand at woodworking... I liked the idea of reusing wooden pallets, so they became my material of choice. Finally came up with my design that I think retains the characteristic features of the pallet. All pallet wood with the exception of the hardware. They're labor intensive because I've yet to find a flat or straight or square piece of pallet wood :) But that also makes each one unique with its identity.