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11-11-2008, 11:57 PM
hey guys here is a recent project just posting it up quick

me and my buddy custom fabricated this stainless steel cooler then i veneered it i added a drain that goes through the wall and ties into the pvc gutter line and installed the hydraulic pistons the lid stays closed and with minimal lift from one finger it opens and stays open.
also included are some shots of the patio


11-12-2008, 09:22 AM
Cool idea
I like the patio

NewHorizon's Land
11-12-2008, 03:54 PM
Looks good. I like the cooler.

11-12-2008, 05:39 PM
really like the iron gate, could use one here. (my place.)

11-12-2008, 06:34 PM
Craftmanship looks good. I have to ask why the alternating colors of the wall block, and why only go horizontal on the last few courses?

11-13-2008, 09:44 PM
im guessing when you built the wall you used one pallet then the next and so on, hence the color variation between the upper and lower half of the wall. from now on if its a wall, patio, whatever always use all pallet's equally so there is no color change, simple thing with amazing results. other than that, good work, the cooler is very ingenious.

11-13-2008, 09:53 PM
thanks guys your right it is a mixture of product the homeowner had several pallets of wall block that he got from a relative and we planned on having enough because we where only shooting for a 21" high sitting wall. once we built half the wall then we started thinking of building it higher and building the ledge and cooler. therefore i didn't have an opportunity to inter-grate the new with the old. however in person it isn't nearly as noticeable I'm thinking it might be the lighting or my camera setting that enhances it

White Gardens
11-15-2008, 01:39 AM
Alright, I'll be the A-hole.

Great looking work, the veneer turned out awesome, and the details look spectacular.

I don't like all the different patterns in the patio it-self. Makes my eyes hurt. :dizzy:

Like the sig states

11-15-2008, 04:25 PM
thanks the ideal behind the inlay is the same ideal behind an area rug on hard wood floors. once he gets some furniture out there it will come together much better.

11-15-2008, 05:39 PM
not feeling it.

11-16-2008, 11:14 PM
Hey patios... when you are going to have a gate installed.. do you need to figure out from the fence company the distance for the two pillars then they install the gate? Or do you build and they do it custom?

Branching Out
11-25-2008, 07:51 PM
why does the wall with the cooler go right up against a window

Right Touch
11-25-2008, 07:56 PM
looks awesome n love the cooler. the only thing i have to say is i am never a fan of using pavers standing up as a face on a wall. Always looks weird to me. But what do I know.

11-26-2008, 03:00 PM
Coming from someone that has never did anything like that, THATS TOTAL AWESOME!!!!!!!

11-26-2008, 10:59 PM
Very nice work. One suggestion dont use lights from the home improvement stores use a professional grade. Still very nice

11-27-2008, 11:47 PM
thanks guys

the homeowner actually ordered those lights from a lighting company online. there not the malibu lights there actually full metal cast lights.

11-28-2008, 08:37 AM
Hey patios... when you are going to have a gate installed.. do you need to figure out from the fence company the distance for the two pillars then they install the gate? Or do you build and they do it custom?

Well, we install gates/fences ourselves. The gates definately are not custom so the pillars are designed around the gate. We always use Delgard products and are able to download line drawings of the gate to use when planning our pillars. Such as in this case...


If you're confident of the measurements of your gate/posts and don't have a line drawing you can figure out the total width fairly easily. In this case it would have been...

Gate Width (60") + Gate/Post Spacing (1/2" * 2) + Post Width (2.5" * 2) = Total Gate Width (66" here)

Don't forget to add a buffer in-between your posts and your pillars. You can either match the gate/post spacing or give yourself a cool inch on each side just in case.