I wanted a wood entry table without breaking the bank! I was searching for one that was long enough for my entry way and have the rustic wood look but was unable to find. Headed over to the local home improvement store and got 4-2x2 2-2x4 and 2-wider wood panels for the top. Several wood screws and ready for sanding. Purchased two in one poly and stain paint, did three coats and all done! I get so many compliments on my new table!
"Line your cooler with Reflectix (aluminized bubble wrap). You can find it at most home improvement stores. It was invented to insulate homes and buildings. Smart campers came up with the idea to use Reflectix to keep the heat out and the cold air in coolers. Cut the Reflectix into pieces that fit, lining the inside of your cooler, including the top/lid. You can even throw a sheet of Reflectix over the outside of your cooler to further insulate it."
to create a beam ceiling many big box home improvement stores carry engineered wooden beams. Speciality companies like artisanbeams.com can manufacture custom designed engineered wood beams to your specifications. This route might come in handy if you have antique wooden beams in the rest of your home, but are renovating your kitchen area and want to use your budget on appliances or a beautiful tile back splash or kitchen range hood.