Straight from Wikipedia: The Japanese rock garden or "dry landscape" garden, often called a zen garden, creates a miniature stylized landscape through carefully composed arrangements of rocks, water features, moss, pruned trees and bushes, and uses gravel or sand that is raked to represent ripples in water. Our garden is not very complicated or complex, but it is still fun.
Here are some pictures of the Hubs and Widget making mini rakes.
You can click on the collages to see them larger.
We used a pencil to mark where we wanted to cut the wood dowels, drilled some small holes, then cut the lengths we needed to assemble our mini rakes.
4 in. H x 24 in. W Classic White Deluxe Drawer Kit from Home Depot. Assembly is required, but you can choose to leave the drawer face and slides off. You could also build a box from scratch...but since we are in Puerto Rico-away from all our tools-we used what we could get our hands on.
The Hubs put the box together, then caulked all the seams so no sand could leak out.
After all the caulk dries, fill your drawer with sand...our black sand came from multiple beach outings here:
And now the finished Zen Garden!