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Tips on extending the useful life of the ice in a camp or picnic cooler.
BOAT JOURNAL #74 Aug-Sep 1990 pg. 53

An expert packs the icebox. (1) Design considerations for a good ice chest. (2) Packing the icebox with ice and food. (3) Preparing foods for long-term storage in ice chests.
BOATING WORLD #113 Oct-Nov 1995 pg. 72

Tip on fitting a plastic ice chest with a sturdy plywood top.
BOATING WORLD #121 Jul 1996 pg. 59

Tip on adding an automatic light to a boat's refrigerator box.
BOATING WORLD #126 Feb 1997 pg. 94

Tip on using an empty plastic bottle to catch and dispose of icebox water and food particles which can cause odors.
BOATING WORLD #128 Apr 1997 pg. 121

Build a homemade icebox. Reprint of a 1917 article.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1990 (v.74#1) pg. 35

Using "space age" materials that block long wave (heat) radiation to increase the efficiency of an ice chest, keep food hot or cold, create an emergency shelter to conserve body heat, etc.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1994 (v.78#1) pg. 46

Build an authentic ice box reproduction crafted in oak. Use it as a decorative cabinet.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #225 Jan 1982 (v.32#1) pg. 30
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #228 Apr 1982 (v.32#4) pg. 110

Make a cutting board for attaching to the top of your picnic cooler.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66G

How to make a water-drip food cooler from a 12"x8"x2" flat pan, burlap, two plywood shelves and heavy twine.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #50 Mar-Apr 1978 pg. 150

Solid-state cooler uses an electronic cooling module (thermocouple) powered by a 12-volt automobile electrical system. Suitable for any small (six-pack) plastic cooler.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1994 (v.11#4) pg. 37

Styrofoam cooler caddy has large aluminum handles and a bottom cradle of sheet aluminum.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1969 (v.132#1) pg. 170

One cool cabinet. Replica of a turn-of-the-century kitchen icebox. Overall dimensions: 38"x19"x28" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #79 Jun 1995 (v.12#4) pg. 38

Building a proper icebox for a boat. Using wood, foam, and epoxy to fabricate an efficient icebox to fit available space.
WOODENBOAT #99 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 74

Reproduction of an oak icebox cabinet. Features frame and panel construction. Suitable as a decorative storage cabinet. Overall dimensions: 48"Hx44"Wx22"D.
WOODSMITH #36 Nov-Dec 1984 pg. 4

Old time "icebox" cabinet. Features frame and panel construction for doors and sides. Dimensions: 34" wide, 37" tall and 17" deep with three compartments.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1981 (v.5#6) pg. 22

Small reproduction of an oak ice chest features a faux-marble top. Uses reproduction hardware (hinges, latch and nameplate) to add authenticity. Overall dimensions: 21"x22"x15" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.13#5) pg. 58

Old-time icebox offers versatile storage in a classic cabinet design. Overall dimensions: 41"x20"x48" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1993 (v.17#6) pg. 43

How to restore an antique wooden icebox.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1978 (v.34#6) pg. 118