Build a patio/deck cooler stand. This patio cooler stand is made from cedar decking. to be exact. It holds a 48 quart Igloo cooler. The top is hinged, and the cooler cover is mounted within the top. Bottle opener, and cap catcher complete the case
A clear plastic roof may be just what you need. You can get clear corrugated roofing at your local building supply store or try something a little different. The material in this photo is inch thick honey comb plastic from Tap Plastic.