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Project by RandyMarine posted 05-14-2009 06:08 PM 2950 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well after the routing table debacle, i decided i needed to go back to the beginning and try something alittle easier.

I found this plan in the back of the ” The Complete book of Woodworking”. I looked pretty straight forward and it would use up the left over treated lumber I had. The original plan was 4×4, but i decided that due to my kids and the neighbors kids it should be bigger. I made this sandbox 6×4…(what I failed to do was the math on the number of bags of sand I was going to need.) For the record 20 bags. I also used a piece of 3/4 OSB to make a lid to discourage any wildlife from using it as a litter box.

I took a day to cut, assemble, and prime. Another day to paint. It was a fun project to do and I learned a lot. The best part was having my daughter help me paint it…

-- Semper Fi, Randy Sr.





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#1 posted 05-14-2009 06:21 PM

Looks great good idea on the lid

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 05-14-2009 07:03 PM

Great looking sand box! The kids are sure enjoying it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 05-14-2009 07:22 PM

Looks like fun!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jayjaylove

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#4 posted 05-14-2009 07:51 PM

Sweet. Lid is a great idea. Which kid is drinking the coffee?

-- crafty ladies love wood too!

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Matt Schnurbusch

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#5 posted 05-15-2009 12:59 AM

Really cool idea. Looks can be deceiving. At first glance that sand box looks enormous. It wasn’t until I saw the kids and coffee cup that I could tell how big it really was.

Again, cool project. Now if we could only figure out how to keep the sand in the box and not in the house.

-- - If you can't have fun doin' it, it aint worth doin' - Matt

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#6 posted 05-15-2009 01:03 AM

priceless!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribele, Young Living Wellness )

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Junji

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#7 posted 05-15-2009 01:57 AM

This is great. Kids can play in a sandbox forever, and very nice that it has good places at 4 corners, they can be tables, chairs and maybe some other thing. Good job!

-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/

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#8 posted 05-15-2009 02:01 AM

Thats a good job dad they will love that for years

-- GO DAWGS!

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