Are you looking to make a beer cooler? Well, you are in the right place! We have 26 DIY beer cooler plans to show you today. Whatever kind of beer cooler you want or need, you will likely find one or two projects here that will tickle your fancy.
We looked through the many beer cooler plans out there, sifted through them, and came up with this list. Now, allow us to show you the fruit of it all! With that, grab your tools and a glass of beer, and let us get down to business now!
Do you have an old planter lying around? If so, this first DIY beer cooler project might be the one for you!
If you have the planter part down, this beer cooler is one of the simpler ones on the list. It is simple enough to make. In addition, it has a simple design, making it easy to incorporate in any setting. Despite that, it is undoubtedly functional!
2. Woodworker Journal’s Backyard Beer Cooler Cart
This beer cooler is one to consider for those looking for something that has it all. It does require some woodwork, but as we have said, it has almost everything a beer lover could want in a beer cooler! This cooler can also be a serving station, moved around, and it even has a bottle opener, to name a few of its features!
This one is ideal for someone looking for a DIY beer cooler project that is both beginner and budget-friendly. This beer cooler is not just easy to do but also only costs around $50.
In addition, it also has a few features that can come in handy for any beer enthusiast! For example, it has a bottle opener, ice scoop holder, and even hooks for towels and such!
4. DIY Supply’s Outdoor Beer Cooler
Not into big woodwork projects? This beer cooler is one to consider! It still requires some wood cutting and crafting, but nothing big compared to the previous plans.
In addition, this one is an ideal beer cooler if you have little ones around and you are trying to hide your beer stash from them. If you are careful, no one will likely be able to find your hoard this way!
This one is for those looking for a beer cooler with ideal dimensions. This one is neither too small nor too big. It can hold a good number of beers but not hog all the available space. In addition, it also helps save space despite its size because of its build. It can hold other things than just beer.
6. Tom Ford’s Double Patio Beer Cooler
This beer cooler is one to consider for those looking for something big and sturdy. That is, something that can hold tons of beers and will last. It does require more work and costs more than the others, but this one will likely remain functional for a long time. You will most likely get the worth of your effort and bucks with this beer cooler!
Do you want to get away from all the woodwork? As you might have already guessed from the name of this plan, it is not mainly wood.
Instead, it uses concrete! With that, this beer cooler will undoubtedly be heavier than the others. Despite that, it is one of the most easy plans here. It is an ideal choice if you want something easy but also unique.
8. Kreg Tool’s Outdoor Coffee Table with Beer Cooler
Many beer coolers can also function as serving stations. However, not a lot will pass up as a functional table. You need not worry if you want a beer cooler and a table. You do not have to make them separately. This plan is both! To top it all up, while this project is two-in-one, it does not cost a fortune as one would assume!
So far, all the beer coolers we have listed are pretty big or bulky to be portable. However, beers are some of the best companions for an adventure. With that, you might want to bring them along on your trips. In that case, you do not have to worry. This one can hold a good amount of beer, but it is also small enough to be portable.
10. John Malecki’s Keg Beer Cooler
If you want to make a beer cooler, you are likely a beer enthusiast. With that, you probably have an old keg lying around somewhere. Well, no use letting it go to waste! Turn it into a beer cooler with this plan. You will not only find a new life for your old keg, but you will also be able to save a lot.
This beer cooler is for those looking for something a little more discreet. That is, something that does not shout beer cooler, if you will.
This one could also be a project to consider for those who like their beers with some BBQ! It can hold and keep your beers cool. To add, it can also carry your BBQ essentials.
12. Vinchero Karpintero’s Quick and Easy Wood Beer Cooler
This one is ideal for those looking to make a standard beer cooler. This one is quick and easy to make, so it can do the trick if you need a beer cooler fast! However, you do not have to worry despite it being a quick project. You will likely end up with a nifty-looking beer cooler with this plan.
So far, most of the beer coolers we have shown you mostly fit into rustic and vintage themes. While all are functional, they might not match your aesthetics.
If you want something a little more modern, something minimalistic, this one might be the one for you. It is similar to the standard beer cooler. However, it has a more modern vibe to it.
14. DaveHax’s Simple Beer Cool Box
There are disposable cups from which you can drink your beer. However, you might have never come by a disposable beer cooler before. Still, it might be the beer cooler you need.
Well, we have the thing for you then! This plan is fast, easy, and disposable, making it ideal for those who do not have the time or space to make and keep a beer cooler.
If you like DIY-ing, you probably have some pallets lying around. There are many projects you can do with pallets. With that, why not make a beer cooler with them?
On the other hand, pallets are also easy to acquire. In addition, you can even get them free. With that, this pallet beer cooler can be an ideal project for those looking for something easy and budget-friendly.
16. Artfully Rogue’s Table with a Beer Cooler
If you like having a drink with your friends and family in your yard, this beer cooler might be the one for you. That is because this one is not only a beer cooler. It is also a table large enough to accommodate you and your drinking buddies! With this beer cooler, you don’t have to stand up anymore and pause the fun to get more drinks!
This beer cooler is ideal for those looking for something easy to do and will not run your wallet dry. This beer cooler has a simple design. It does not have any additional features, but it allows customization. As you can see, it is easy to do and modify. On the other hand, it uses pallets. With that, you do not have to spend much.
18. Brooke’s Beer Cooler Cabinet
This one can be ideal for those who like their beers and other alcoholic drinks. It is not only beer this cooler can hold. It can also keep wines cold. In addition, as you might have noticed from the name, it is no ordinary cooler. It is a cabinet. With that, as you can guess, it can hold a lot!
This beer cooler is ideal for parties and gatherings. It is not only easy to do but also a fun beer cooler. To top it all up, it may not look like it, but it is a cheap DIY. You will not be spending a fortune to have it at your parties!
20. John Eveli’s Underground Beer Cooler
This one is for those who want a beer cooler but do not want it out for display for everyone to see. As the name implies, it is a beer cooler you put underground! With that, it can be an ideal choice for those who want or need to hide their beer hoard. This cooler can give your beer thieves a hard time!
This one is ideal for those who want a chest-type beer cooler. This one has a simple design, but it is also stylish. As it has a simple design, it is easy to do. However, your guests might never suspect a thing with how stylish it is. In addition, this one is also ideal if you want a low ice cooler.
22. Cottage Life’s Remote Control Beer Cooler
This beer cooler could be ideal for anyone. After all, who does not want a beer cooler that can come to you?
With this cooler, the fun does not have to stop just to get another bottle or can anymore. You do not have to stand up to get another drink anymore! This beer cooler can come and give you your drink instead!
This beer cooler is a chest-type. It can be ideal if you like lounging in your recliner chair. That is because, with this beer cooler, you will not have to get up to get another bottle or can. It does require a little more work and costs a little more, but it is sturdy. You will likely get tired of this beer cooler before it gives out.
24. Nick Makes’ Outdoor Beer Cooler
It is not the most likely thing to have around, but if you have a broken mini-fridge, this beer cooler is the one for you! It is not the most simple project on the list. However, if you have the broken mini-fridge part down, it is one of the least costly big ones. It is an ideal way to bring life to a broken appliance instead of throwing it away!
Do you have an old chair ready to be thrown away? If so, you might want to hold that thought. With this plan, you might be able to turn it into an aesthetic beer cooler! Also, you do not have to worry. While this project may look fancy, it is easy to do.
26. Bunnings Warehouse’s Outdoor Table with Built In Beer Cooler
Finally, we come to our last beer cooler plan for today. It might be the last beer cooler plan for the day, but it is undoubtedly not the least.
This beer cooler is ideal for those who like throwing parties and drinking in their backyard. That is because it is a beer cooler and a massive table!
There you have it! Our list of 26 DIY beer cooler plans! We hope we helped you find the DIY beer cooler for you today. However, if you still have room for one more DIY beer-related project, you might want to check out our other lists. We still have plenty of DIY plans and projects we would like to share!