Sandbox for the neighbors

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Project by PlanBWoodworks posted 04-21-2017 11:05 PM 975 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day, I was working in the garage – excuse me – wood shop, and my neighbor dropped by. First, as I was wearing ear protection and listening to music, I didn’t hear her approaching, and she scared the crap out of me. Second, I always get a little nervous when one of my neighbors stops by because in my head I am wondering if this is the one that is finally going to complain about the noise(I always try to be as respectful as possible – no power tools before 8:30 a.m. or after dark…). Anyway, after I got over the minor heart attack, she asked if I would build something for her. I said of course, and she told me that she wanted a sandbox for her two small boys made out of cedar.

Of course, the only cedar that I could lay hands on was at HD, and it was still rough. Lots of planing, jointing and sanding later, we have a 6 foot by 6 foot sandbox that is 9.5” tall. All the edges were rounded over on my router table. Put together with glue and 3” deck screws with a couple of pocket holes on the corner braces. I will be putting a double layer of weed fabric on the bottom to keep the sand in and grass out. Pretty pleased with the final result.

The last pic is the lid that I made to fit around the perimeter of the box.

-- Why can’t I ever find my pencil???

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#1 posted 04-21-2017 11:41 PM

Much better looking than most sand boxes for sure. Nice guy. You’ve made a friend in your neighborhood. Now for the sand!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 03:42 AM

nice work very similar to brian noels work, sure you’ve checked him out,great job,and welcome to lumber jocks.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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