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PVC Sand/Water Table

Studio 5 Home Coach Frantz Ostmann shows us how to put it together.


Note: These instructions based on a finished height for 2-3 years olds. It may be necessary to adjust the length of the (leg) pipes for a younger or older child.

Materials Needed:

" 3/4" PVC Pipes (purchase 5 X 5' length pipes) (10' pipes are cheaper but the 5' fit in your car better.)
" 3/4" PVC Joints: 4 - 90 degree Elbows, 4 Tees, 4 Caps
" Table Saw or Miter Box Saw, or PVC Cutter
" 80 Grit Sandpaper
" Lacquer Thinner
" 11 Gallon Plastic Container with Cover
" Rubber Hammer to tap it all together. (Brooke's Favorite)
Directions:

1. Cut the PVC pipe to lengths indicated below.

" 3/4" pipes: cut 2 - 5' pipes into 21 1/2", 14 1/2", 14" and 6"
" cut 1 - 5' pipe into 14", 14", 6" and 6"
" 3/4"pipes: cut 2 - 5' pipes into 17 3/8" and 24 1/8"

2. Sand any rough edges. Use lacquer thinner to clean the piping.

3. Put the elbows on the ends of the 14 1/2" x 3/4" pipes.

4. Lay pipes flat on the table.

5. Insert the 6" x 3/4" pipes into the elbows.

6. Position the holes upward.

7. Insert the tees on the end of the 6" x 3/4" pipes. (The unit should lay flat on the table with the tee pointing up.)

8. Set one unit aside.

9. Insert the 21 1/2" x 3/4" pipe into one tee.

10. Set the 17 3/8" x 3/4" pipes into the 1" holes drilled in the 21 1/2" x 3/4" pipe. (It may be necessary to sand the inside of the hole to get the 3/4" pipe to fit.)

11. Insert the other 21 1/2" x 3/4" pipe onto the 2 - 17 3/8" x 3/4" pipes.

12. Insert the 21 1/2" x 3/4" pipe into the open tee.

13. Insert the 24 1/8" x 3/4" pipes into the holes on the 6' x 3/4" pipes

14. Take the pipe unit that was set aside and insert the tees and holes onto the unit on the table.

15. Turn the piping upside down, resting on the elbows.

16. Insert the 14" x 3/4" pipes into the tees making the legs of the table.

17. Put the caps on the ends of the 14" x 3/4" pipes.

18. Turn over and insert the plastic container.

As I always say, the easiest ways to build these things is look at the picture and go from there!!!

These instructions will build a simple one place table. To figure out the three place table you are going to have to watch the Studio 5 segment again, and again, and again to figure it out, or just drop me an email and I will walk you through it".


For more help on any home project, you can email Frantz directly for answers through his website, www.homecoachforum.com .

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