I make custom Ice chest for a hobby. I try to make the chest to represent more of a piece of furniture than just gluing and screwing a bunch of boards together. Some customers have used their custom chest as part of there décor in their house. Other customers like to put them outside on the patio to hold their favorite beverage. With the wood around the Ice chest, helps to keep the ice frozen for several days. Here in Texas, that is a challenge with 100 plus days. I am sharing one of my favorite chest that I made for my Denver fan.