Hi, I am new to this forum and really anything to do with woodwork. I am looking to build a wooden pool pump cover and then a cabinet to go on the side of it so we can store our pool robot toys etc… and was looking for a little help? I have tried to draw rough sketches on my ipad as per attached pictures (sorry not my strong point). I do like the Merbau timber look as I do have a feature wall already which is Merbau. I would be looking at the front of the pool pump cover being able to open to have access to the filter and the top to lift up for easy access to the chlorinator. For the cabinet, with me going to store my robot etc.. I am not sure if it would have to be lined to protect it from the weather or not? Any help or direction would be greatly appreciated 👍
A photo of your existing feature wall would be a help so we could match the style.
Not being a pool person a quick Google suggests that the robot be kept out of the weather so I would go with a lining for that part of the storage.
Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community. It's a pleasure to have you join us, and thank you for sharing your question about building a wooden pool pump cover.
I suggest having a look at this discussion - How to make a wooden pool pump cover? by @lbell. You'll see in that discussion suggestions on what tools and materials to use to build the pool pump cover. As for the cabinet, it's important to consider the height and width of the items you'll be storing in the cabinet. The key to the pool pump cover is building an adequate frame. I suggest using 70 x 35mm L/M Outdoor Framing MGP10 H3 Treated Pine. This timber has been treated so that you can use it for exterior use.
The tall cabinet on the other hand can be built using combinations of 70 x 35 timber and 2440 x 1220mm 12mm Plywood Hardwood Marine AA Grade. You can then clad the outside with SpecRite 1800 x 902mm Pre-Oiled Merbau Alternating Slat Fence Panels. You can also use Merbau Decking and clad it in your own style. It all depends on what look you're going for.
I've placed a basic frame for you to reference, the measurements placed are examples only, please adjust them to your needs.
If you have any other questions we can help with, please let us know.
Hey Eric, thanks very much for that, I have to work away for a few weeks but will definitely give it a crack when I get home 😁