Toddler's Sand Table

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Project by demonsmoke posted 134 days ago 499 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We wanted my 2 year old to have a sandbox for her birthday, but without the commitment of digging up the backyard. Internet searching gave us the idea of a “sand table”, but the examples we found online were not up to our standards ;)

Wood: mostly pine, all from a big box store
  • Legs – 24” garden stakes
  • Apron – 1” x 4”
  • Framed top – 1” x 3”
  • Supports – 1” x 2”
  • Joined with pocket screws and glue
  • Routed the outside edge of the framed top with 1/4” roundover bit
  • Supports a 52-quart underbed storage tote ($15) with 50-lb play sand ($4)

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#1 posted 134 days ago

I love it. My little guy would go nuts for something like this. Solid work Dad.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 134 days ago

I had to sit on the ground. Nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 134 days ago

That looks like a lot of fun, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#4 posted 132 days ago

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#5 posted 127 days ago

Great idea and it looks good and well made. The little one will get loads of fun playing with it. Great job!

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