DIY Cooler Coffee Table

Learn how to build this DIY Cooler Coffee Table for under $65, with just a few tools, free plans and a how-to video by Shanty2Chic!

Hey friends! Whitney and I teamed up with our friends at KregTool to bring you this fun project to kick off the summer!

I have always wanted an outdoor coffee table with a built-in cooler. My old store-bought patio table was looking pretty shabby so, I used that as an opportunity to build and design exactly what I wanted!

It’s the perfect example of combining form and function for me! I love the modern frame and I love how it ties in with my outdoor sofa!

I designed the middle pine board on the table top to slide up, off of dowels, to reveal storage for a beverage cooler.

This is a very simple build, perfect for beginners and only requires basic woodworking skills.

Come build it with us in Whitney’s workshop! Just click the play button below for the how-to video tutorial!

You can find the free printable plans here!

How to Build a DIY Cooler Table:



I just love how this Patio Cooler Table turned out! It made my patio cool and my drinks cooler 😉 It really adds character to my seating area and I love the hidden cooler, which could also be used for a planter box for your outdoor entertaining space or inside for your living room! The possibilities are endless! Make sure to head over to KregTools to get the full instructions, free printable plans and their YouTube Channel for the complete how-to video!

Happy Building!


  1. Ashley Housing on May 27, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    Maybe I’m just missing it, but what do you use for the cooler part?

    • Ashley Housing on May 27, 2022 at 12:53 pm

      Nvm, I just watched the video which explained what the cooler/planter is. Thank you both for the awesome project!

  2. Jennifer on May 27, 2022 at 3:53 am

    This is perfect for summer get togethers by the pool! Thanks!!

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