How to Make an Evaporative Cooler Stand

What You'll Need
Evaporative cooler
Measuring tape
Paint finish
4 wheels
Wooden board
Drill bit
Screw driver

Making an evaporative cooler stand is not as tricky as many people may think. With the right tools and direction you can get through this project with ease.

Step 1 - Measure

The first thing that you will need to do is make sure that you measure the length and width of the cooler and also how much it weighs. You can use these measurements to find a board to set it on. You can either find a board the same size or you can cut one out of a larger piece of plywood. You will want to keep the weight of the cooler in mind to make sure that the wood is thick enough to support it.

Step 2 - Add the Wheels

You will want to find 4 wheels that can attach to the four corners of the bottom of the wood. The wheels will come attached to a hinge like metal piece with holes in it. This is where the screws are going to go into the wheel and then in the board. Starting with one corner, line up the wheel and bracket it comes on and then drill through each hole to make sure that it is secure. Then more on to the next three wheels and be sure to have them lined up with the edges of the board. You want them to be secure on each end and not move around so going back and tightening them after is a good idea. Test this out to make sure it moves evenly before moving to the next step.

Step 3 - Finish the Wood

Once you have gotten the wheels on you can paint on a finish to make the stand look a little better and keep anyone from touching it from getting splinters. This step can actually be done before step 2 as many people think it may be easier to do it without the wheels. Either order that you choose, you will want to apply a coat of finish, allow it to dry and then apply another coat a few hours later. Once you have the final coat on you can wait for about 5 to 6 hours to make sure that it is completely dried before you either put the wheels on if you do this first or mount the cooler on it.

Step 4 - Mount the Cooler

Now that you have finished making and finishing the stand you can get someone to help you mount it onto the stand. One easy way to make it stay is to drill from the bottom of the scooter up into the cooler and attach them with a screw together. Many times you can just stand it on top though without having to attach them together and it will stay on fine.

Now that you have finished you can actually move the cooler on its stand to where you want it to stay and then use it.