An Eco-Friendly Covered Sandbox

My Great Outdoors

Family: Carla, Jason, & Jude (17 months)
Location: Sonoma County, CA

We have a fairly large backyard that we are slowly transforming into a family-friendly, food-producing, wonder-garden...

Recently, my husband designed and built a covered sandbox for our son. The lid is designed to transform into a deck when the box is opened. This eco-friendly sandbox was created from salvaged wood, sealed with a low-voc sealant, and filled with natural beach sand. Best of all: it provides hours of entertainment for the whole family!

Super smart design! Thanks Carla! Readers, see and read more about this project at Small Friendly.

(Images: Carla/Small Friendly)

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.