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How-To: Floating dock

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Here’s how Instructables user pilx made this simple floating dock with some wood carpentry and four 55 gallon plastic barrels.

6 thoughts on “How-To: Floating dock

  1. I made one of these a long time ago on a camping trip. One note: Make sure the caps on the barrels are on the top, above the water line (they are on the bottom in the picture) They will leak eventually. Trust me, I know from experience.

  2. Oh, my dad built me one of these when I was a kid, for use on our pond. It was a free-floating raft, though. It got a lot of use.

  3. When I was a kid, my dad built the subdivision we lived in and he built a lake. We made a bunch of these docks. This post brings back great memories. Ah… to be a kid again…

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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