Sandboxes sometimes seem like all a part of “the dream” – a house, two kids, and a sandbox in the backyard. What makes sandboxes popular is that they offer an open space for kids to play freely, use their imaginations. Alton specifically loves any and every piece of construction equipment he sees, so I’m working on building up his Tonka collection so he can get a whole construction site running in there. And really? If you want to forego the concept of the plastic turtles or crabs of my youth, a sandbox isn’t hard to build.
Simple Sandbox Build
A complete video of the build is available on YouTube and is also linked on the blog post.
First, I cut up the lumber. A complete cut list is available on my blog post, but I made a 6'x6' sandbox.
After cutting, I sanded -- nothing discourages a child from playing with something more than a splinter, so this was actually a pretty crucial step.
Assembly was pretty simple--I used a combination of wood glue and spax screws to hold the sides together.
I put the sand in before I actually finished the sandbox--long story short, my son really wanted to play in the sand.
I added seating to the corners for my son, as well as his mother and I.
The completed project!
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Diana on Apr 30, 2021
I needed a little pool for my pups.
I bought a covered sandbox for them.
It works great as a pool and being able to cover it keeps the water clean.
Happy Days Hometalker on May 01, 2021
The sandbox turned out just right, your little one will have so much fun playing with trucks in it while the " folks" watch him play. Agreed on the need for a cover and feral cats.