Submitted by megan_m on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 17:38

Thank you Ana for these plans!
This is a wonderful sandbox for toddlers, my kids love it. I build it a couple months ago, and it's gotten quite a bit of use already. So far it's even stood up to them jumping on it when it's closed, which is the only thing I was worried about. ;)
I'm not an experienced builder but i built this in an afternoon with the kids playing around in the yard with me, so this was a great project for me!

I used Minwax Polyshades, a stain and seal in one to finish this project. (I thought that would be a neat idea to skip a step, but I should have known that's usually a bad idea) I noticed that it didn't turn out to be nearly as dark as I expected and though I like how it turned out on this project just as well. I don't think that I'd buy another can when this one is used up.

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
$60-ish
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Pine
Finish Used
2 coats of Minwax Polyshades in Royal Walnut.
Recommended Skill Level
Beginner

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