Sand Table

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Project by Doug Wilson posted 07-11-2010 05:30 PM 14282 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple 2×4 construction. I had leftover PT lumber from the pergola, so I whipped this little table up in a few hours. The only things I had to get was the sand and the handles, so total cost (in additional to what I had) was $15! As you can see, Andrew is already loving it.

The dimensions are 48 X 24 X 20 (L X W X H). I sprayed the leftover stain on to seal it, and I am hoping it does the trick for several years. I am going to build a cover for it soon, something to keep the cats and the rain out.

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#1 posted 07-11-2010 05:56 PM

That’s a Neat idea. I have to wonder though, how long will all that sand stay in the elevated drawer/box? Kids being kids and all…


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#2 posted 07-11-2010 05:59 PM

Sand tables are not a new idea, there are many on the market. I don’t really think it is much difference than any old sandbox, there is always that chance of kids throwing sand out. I guess the nice thing here is that to refill this is only a couple bucks! :)

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 06:10 PM


Cool toy.

May want to prepare yourself, though, to convert it to a raised dog feeder.

That kid …. is going to GROW !

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 08:13 PM

Had a thought. put a roll type water proof window shade at one end then just pull it over sand for rain and cats. just an idea. i do like it nice job. With brains and scrape, no waste of wood.


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#5 posted 07-11-2010 08:22 PM

The smile says it all. Nice idea! Your preserving his back as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 07-12-2010 05:19 AM

This is really neat. Very nicely done. I would think the kids would come in with less sand all over them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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