Boat Sandbox

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Project by Wingstress posted 10-15-2008 03:50 AM 9945 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted a sand box for the kids that had a cover that a 3 year old could take off and put on. I searched the internet and found only tarps that were tied. So I came up with a simple steering wheel on a 3” PVC axle that simply rolls up into a slot. The other end of the tarp just lays across two hooks. To make it a little fun for the kids I made it in the shape of a boat with a toy chest up front.

The pictures don’t do it justice because we’ve had some rough weather and it sits under our deck so its pretty dirty.

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#1 posted 10-15-2008 03:53 AM

What an awesome idea, I’m sure the kids love it! Really like the idea of the cover and combining the toy box in the front! Great work!

-- -=Den

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#2 posted 10-15-2008 03:58 AM

Really Neat!! And, it keeps the cats out!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 10-15-2008 04:39 AM

Super design. Love the steering wheel tarp. That “hold up” for the bow section looks cool. Some kind of spring? Didn’t get pictures fast as the kids enjoyed it I see.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#4 posted 10-15-2008 05:12 AM

cool design!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 10-15-2008 01:27 PM

nice project, I’m sure the kids love that!
I like your solution for the tarp cover.

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#6 posted 10-15-2008 02:40 PM

well isn’t that smart!!!!
Great creation. Oh the stories it will be able to tell. Well done.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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