Modified Sand Box with Lid

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Pine, Fir

When I saw someone post this sand box request on Ana's facebook page, it was like the sand box of my dreams! Our backyard is a work-in-progress, and we're constantly in different areas, so I knew that I would need a much smaller, transportable size. When the back yard is finished, I'll definitely build the full-sized sand box... But until then, I've got this 2' x 2' box, some sand in an IKEA bag, and a happy little toddler, who cries every time I try to close this to get photos. :-)

Required Skill Level: 
Estimated Time Investment: 
An Hour or Two (0-2 Hours)
Finish Used: 
I haven't finished this yet. I'll probably put a coat of wipe-on poly on it until I figure out what I want to do with it.
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Awesome sandbox, may have to try this in the spring. I am home on maternity leave (in Canada where we get a year) and luckily managed to score one of those happy, content babies who don't need a lot of my time... so I am bored to tears and looking for projects. I found Ana's site which lead me to your sandbox and the picture of your gorgeous little girl crying when the sand box was closed; that made me laugh so much I had to comment; too cute!!
You and Ana look like the Charlie's Angels of DIY! Thanks for the pictures, inspiring.

Your comment about the Charlie's Angels of DIY TOTALLY cracked me up! I LOVE THAT! Wouldn't really say that I'd make the cut, though... But thanks!!! :-)

I'm SO jealous of a year maternity leave. My baby was also VERY undemanding, and I built my first project when she was 5 weeks old. Yay, go us!!! :-) I'd love to see this if you do build it! What other projects are you planning?