How to make your own ‘icebox’ for your freezer
The Icebox is a simple but elegant solution to a lot of the problems that arise when refrigeration is an absolute necessity.
The Ice Box is the simplest icebox you can think of and is built to last.
It is made from stainless steel and can be constructed in a single day or two.
If you are interested in building your own Ice Box, we have a few tips on how to do it.1.
First, get a solid piece of stainless steel2.
Use a good quality steel for the lid3.
Use an 8 inch long piece of 2 x 6 aluminum tubing (it should be about the same length as the Ice Box lid)4.
Use duct tape to fasten the lid to the wall5.
Cut out the corners6.
Put the lid in place7.
Repeat until all the ice is poured into the container8.
Remove the lid and fill the freezer with ice9.
Repeat the process for the rest of the icebox10.
Make sure to take care to maintain the Icebox as it will need a lot more maintenance than a simple icebox would.
Here is the exact process that we used to build our Icebox.1) Remove all the insulation2) Remove the ice box lid3) Remove any insulation from the bottom of the Ice box4) Cut out a corner of the Aluminum tubing to fit the lid5) Cut the aluminum tubing to length and attach the lid6) Take the IceBox lid and attach it to the ice container7) Place the lid on the ice cube tray8) Place a piece of duct tape over the Ice Cube tray9) Attach the lid with the duct tape10) Attached the Icecube tray to the IceBOX lid11) Take a look at the finished product!12) Make sure you check your IceBox every day to make sure it is working correctly.
Here are some pictures of how we constructed the Iceboxes lid and Icebox, as well as some of the parts we used.