Building a Sandbox for Under $100

3 Hours

I wanted to make a sandbox for my kids for as close to free as possible. When I started pricing out lumber I knew even a small sandbox would quickly add up. So I found some free rocks from and empty lot behind our house, used some landscaping fabric and filled with sand. Simple project that I had my boys help me with.
Playsand from Lowes I needed 20 50lb bags.
Pins to keep the landscaping fabric in place.
Landscaping fabric all laid down.

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  • Melody Drinkwater Wagner
    on Sep 1, 2013

    Very nice. My Grandchildren would <3 that!

  • Tegma
    on Feb 7, 2014

    My great grandson would love that! 'Wish I had some way to get free rocks..... I'd make a copy of that in a heartbeat! However, I'm wondering how you keep the sand dry in rainy weather.... Or, how you keep neighborhood cats from using it as a litter box? Do you have some kind of a cover for it?

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