40 DIY Cooler Carts and Stands

Hey! Have we got a terrific DIY project for you today! If you love the outdoors & spending time with family and friends, then this is one you’re going to want to try. Why not make a cooler cart or cooler stand? It can be time consuming to go in and out of the house to bring your guests drinks if you’re entertaining. What also tends to happen – is you wind up with a home full of mosquitos and other bugs, that seem to sneak in as the door gets opened over and over! So don’t be surprised if you make this DIY project, that you get lots of compliments for being so smart and a savvy host.

We’ve found you 40 great projects to try. Most of these are going to take you a bit more than just a weekend to do, more like 2 weekends or a little more, depending on which one you pick and also for sanding, varnishing and stain drying time. Some of the projects are much bigger than others, which can be perfect if you entertain with a large family or always seem to have lots of guests over. We tried to include a variety, as not everyone needs exactly the same type of cooler!

Feel encouraged if you are a beginner woodworker, this is quite often a project that you can do. Its also one that lots of your family and friends will quickly notice, as they’ll see it when they come over. So your hard work will be sure to get you some great compliments on a job well done.

Pick out a cooler project and let’s get started! Happy DIY-ing!

Outdoor Coffee Table with Beverage Cooler

Welcome guests when they come to your home. Isn’t this a great outdoor cooler?

From ShadesofBlueInteriors

Outdoor Rustic Wooden Cooler Bar

Perfect to serve your guests. Now everyone can have their favorite drink.

From Etsy.com by RusticWoodWorx

Wooden Cooler

Want a big cooler for your porch? Try this DIY.

From Instructables

Patio Cooler and Grill Cart Combo

Can’t decide if you want a patio cooler or a grill cart? DIY both!

From Instructables 

Vintage Chair Drink Stand

Love the vintage look? Try this great DIY.

From OhMy-Creative

DIY an Outdoor Table with a Built-in Hidden Cooler

Now you can socialize with guests, and have the cooler right in front of you. DIY this great table.

From ApartmentTherapy

Cooler Cart

What’s great about this cooler cart is you can take it with you. Move it from one part of the yard to the porch.

From Instructables

DIY Outdoor Beverage Table with a Hidden Surprise

Want a great cooler? Try this one.

From SawsonSkates

Reclaimed Barnwood Bar Cart

Want a stylish bar cart? Look at this one.

From Etsy.com by RusticWoodWorx 

How To Build A Wood Deck Cooler

Want to make a great cooler? Try this DIY.

From FoxHollowCottage 

Outdoor Bar Cart

Entertain your guests. They’ll love this bar cart.

From Etsy.com by RusticWoodWorx 

Easy DIY: How To Build A Portable Cooler Stand

Want a great cooler stand? Try this DIY.

From RealCedar 

Ned Kelly Patio Cooler

This cooler has beautiful etchings on it. Its just lovely!

From Instructables

Bare Bones Grill Table for Big Green Egg

What’s great about this cooler stand is it has a grill table too. Check it out.

From Etsy.com by RusticWoodWorx 

Colorful DIY Outdoor Bar Cart

Isn’t this fun? Perfect for your next party.

From Porch 

Wood Ice Chest

Isn’t this beautiful? Perfect cooler for you.

From Etsy.com by KreativeIncMinnesota

How to Build a Patio Cooler and Grill Cart Combo

Want a cooler and a grill cart? Then make this DIY!

From FixThisBuildThat

Rolling Pallet Beer Bucket Holder

Want to serve beer at your outdoor BBQs? Try this bucket holder.

From Etsy.com by RootsMercantile

wooden cooler stand

Want a great cooler stand? Look at this DIY.

From Ana-White

Upcycled Beverage Station

Isn’t this charming? Made from a vintage door.

From OurSouthernHomesC

Wine Barrel Cooler with Stand

Here is a fun outdoor cooler. Its made from a wine barrel.

From LadyBagsSF 

Beverage Station

Want a great cooler? Look at how they serve beverages here.

From Liluna

Anna’s Sweet South Carolina Rehearsal

Need a cooler for a lot of people? Take a look at this one.

From MichaelARaej 

Upcycled Vintage Door Beverage Bar Station

Want to make guests really feel welcome? Do this DIY.

From FindingHomeFarms

Bar Cart

Isn’t this fun? A red wagon as a bar cart.

From CountryLiving 

Wooden Ice Cooler

Doesn’t this look great? Try this DIY.

From LumberJocks

DIY Cooler Cart

Isn’t this charming? Have a glass of lemonade.

From Pinterest.com, uploaded by Anzhela, original user unknown


Want a rustic style cooler? Take a look at this one.

From HomeRepairTutor 

Flower Box Turned Cooler

Want a cooler for a big crowd? Think out of the box – or rather, in the flower box.

From TheTresChic 

DIY Picnic Table with Built in Cooler

Want a cooler that’s part of a table? Try this DIY.

From HomeDepot

diy family friendly bar cart

Here’s a great cart perfect for entertaining. Its large too.

From Kenmore

Patio Deck Cooler Stand Reveal

Want a great cooler stand? Look at this DIY.

From SweetParrishPlace 

Butcher Block Rolling Grill Cart

What’s great is you can make a DIY cart not just for drinks but also the grill. Try this one.

From JenWoodHouse


Want a great cooler? Take a look at this one, perfect for your porch.

From IKEAhackers

Project Apartment Faux Bar Table

This is a fun cooler to try. You need a vintage suitcase.

From TheDesiWonderWoman

DIY Outdoor Bar

Doesn’t this look great? Its easy to fix everyone a refreshing drink.

From StoreFrontLife

DIY Retro Summer Drink Cooler

Like retro style? Take a look at this fun cooler.

From Porch

How to Build an Outdoor Serving Cart

Want to serve drinks to everyone? Try this great DIY.

From HomeDepot 


Here’s a box that hangs up. Very convenient for keeping drinks cold.

From IKEAhackers

Make a Sewing Table Into a Drink Station

Here is an eco-friendly cooler. Repurpose an old sewing table.

From Remodelaholic