How to build a boat sandpit or sandbox. Beginner DIY Plans by ANA-WHITE.com. Cute backyard project for kids or toddlers!
- 2 – 2x12 @ 8 feet long
- 3 – 2x6 @ 8 feet long
- 1 – 2x4 @ 8 feet long
- 1 – 2x4 @ 12 feet long
- 3 yards exterior fabric, 45” width
- Exterior rope
- Elmer’s Wood Max Glue
- 2-1/2” self tapping deck screws (about 50)
- 2 – 2x12 @ 8 feet long – sides
- 2 – 2x6 @ 49” long – deck
- 4 – 2x6 @ 45” long – hull
- 2 – 2x4 @ 45” long – hull
- 2 – 2x4 @ 72” long – mast, cut from 12’ long 2x4
- 1 –1-1/4” wood dowel @48” long
Cut the ends of the 2x12 at 45 degree angles using the speed square to mark out the angle. You can also use a sliding compound miter saw if you have one.
Position hull sides on a flat level surface. Apply exterior appropriate wood glue. Screw the deck boards to the edges of the hull boards with 2-1/2" deck screws.
Flip the project over. Apply glue to areas to be joined. Screw the 2x4 and 2x5s that are 45" long to the angled ends of the 2x12 boards with 2-1/2" screws.
Screw the 2x4 masts to the inside of the 2x12s, centered on the 2x12s, with glue and at least four screws per side. Use the 2-1/2" screws.
Drill holes in top of mast for the dowel. Thread dowels through the holes. We left our dowel a little long.
Cut the fabric into a piece 45” wide by 3 yards long. Fold sides and ends over of outdoor fabric, and sew to hem edges of sail. Fold corners in and stitch to allow a channel for rope to thread through. Screw I-Bolts into corners of deck boards. Tie rope between I-bolts and sail, pulling sail over dowel and tightening down.