Monday, July 23, 2012
DIY Wooden Pallet Sandbox
After observing these wood piles steadily growing, I decided to hop over and ask the site workers if the wood was garbage and if I could have any. I didn't know what kind of wood I would want or what my projects would be, but I figured it would be fun to do a project with it. They waved towards a pile and said I could take whatever I wanted.
Among some other pieces, wooden pallets seemed to be a good bet to me. They were already box shaped, had several slats and seemed pretty sturdy. If nothing else, I figured I could stick some wheels on the bottom and use them to move heavy equipment, as we do not have a dolly.
I started perusing the internet for wooden pallet ideas and saw tons of ideas for furniture, raised garden beds, storage etc. Here are a few. I mean, isn't it wild what you can do with wooden pallets?!
Anyhow, around this time, my toddler was taking a big interest in sand. Sand everywhere. At the beach, the sidewalk, the road. He loved this gritty stuff. So I thought, why not make a sandbox? Seemed easy enough, I mean it was already a box. I just had to figure out a way not to let the sand fall out through the bottom.