Grandson's sandbox

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Project by DrPepper posted 10-18-2007 02:14 AM 1495 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter in-law mailed me a clipping out of a magazine with a pic of a sailboat sandbox and asked if I could make one for my grandson. I used all Redwood and stainless screws with the black gate hinges and handles. They live on the coast at Corpus Christi, TX so we needed something that would stand the salt air. My wife sewed the canopy out of shade-cloth from the nursery and the ship’s wheel came from HD. I made it 48” wide so in would fit between the wheelwells of my pickup for transport. The first go round didn’t have the lids so we modified it to keep the cats out of the biggest litterbox they had ever seen. Was a good learning experience and I know some things I’ll do different if I build another one. Anyway-It’s my first project and hope to have many more to come.

-- Dr.Pepper, Tx

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#1 posted 10-18-2007 02:23 AM

Cool project. I bet your grandson loved it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 10-18-2007 02:24 AM

Great project. I’ll put this on my list for future grandchildren!

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

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#3 posted 10-18-2007 02:30 AM

Very clever, I really like the door idea. Great project.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 10-20-2007 03:37 PM

well done!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#5 posted 10-20-2007 08:22 PM

NOw that’s a neat idea! Keeps the cats out!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 04:43 PM

What a lucky grandson you have.

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