After working on projects for the Home Office over the last couple of months I decided to turn my attentions to my 5 year old son, he has been waiting patiently for a new water table. He had a plastic one last summer that has been around for years and it fell apart on him, so I decided to make him.
I came across this project online and the plans were already made for it so I decided to make it for him. I came across it on Ana White.com and she has plans available for it, I really like this design as it is very simple and anybody can make it with very little tools and/or experience. I also like the shelf on the bottom that you can store all the toys that come with having little ones that play on the deck.
WHAT I DID TODAY
- Went to Home Depot to buy Supplies
- Made the top frame
- Made the bottom frame
- Attached the legs
Materials needed for this build are
- (1) 1x6x12 Pressure Treated lumber
- (5) 1x3x8 Pressure treated lumber, I needed to buy 1x4's because my home depot doesnt carry them
- Exterior grade woodscrews 1 1/4" #8
- Exterior Grade wood glue
- 2 Tupperware containers
The top frame consisted of 2 pieces of the 1x6 for the front and back of the top frame, 2 sides of 1x6 and a center divider that divides the top frame up so as that the containers can fit inside, you need to very precise or the containers will not fit. I used glue and screws to secure the sides to the front and back pieces.