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by Sam Feltham

Japanese Calligraphy Sandbox & Flower Beds

This Japanese calligraphy sandbox and flower beds were created using one pallet. Once the pallet was taken apart, I sawed 16x60cm planks with 4x20cm planks. Both the sand box and flower beds are just basic nailed boxes but lined them both with heavy duty waste bags to hold the sand and soil. I raised the flower boxes to make some level effect, which I think works quite well. I plan to make a lid for the sandbox so that I can put a palm tree on top and possibly some rockery, especially since my partner isn’t really into the whole Japanese thing.

For those that have no idea what a calligraphy sand box is, it’s an adults sand box that you can draw in. The symbol in the photo means garden in Japanese, but the point is that you reset the sand and repeat symbols for relaxation.

This was my first pallet project and I only had a couple of hours to do it including taking the pallet apart, so apologies for the poor workmanship but I enjoyed it all the same :)

Japanese Calligraphy Sandbox & Flower Beds Pallet Planters & Compost Bins

Japanese Calligraphy Sandbox & Flower Beds Pallet Planters & Compost Bins

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Luna Noa GQuillay

My cats will love that ! It won t be Zen very long??

Nicholas Carr

Yeah I know. Trying to stay optimistic lol

Angelica Verba
Angelica Verba

Don’t hold your breath it’s coming your way

Nicholas Carr

Thank you. If the rain holds off I might be able to finish today

Angelica Verba
Angelica Verba

Nicholas Carr need to post pics on this site when you get the patio done! ! I’m proud of the work that you’ve done to it it looks great

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