How to build a sandbox in their area

By Admin | Landscaping
09 April 2016

In this article I will tell you how to make a sandbox in the country with their own hands.My children have long dreamed about it, so one day I, extortion own laziness, decided prostroen small structure (120x120 cm) with bench and cover.I did it for our type of garden beds.Photos to accompany my story, not very good quality, because I use an old camera, sorry ...

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  1. necessary materials and tools
  2. Assembly boxes sandbox
  3. Manufacturing covers sandbox

necessary materials and tools

The first thing is to take care, beginning to such a project, of course, timber.I decided to use mahogany.

to work you will need:


  • boards 5x20 cm length 240 cm (2 pcs.);
  • bar 10x10 cm length 100 cm (1 pcs.);
  • boards 5x15 cm length 150 cm (4 pcs.);
  • board 2.5 × 15 cm 120 cm (8 pcs.);
  • board 2.5 × 10 cm length 110 cm (3 pcs.);
  • packaging 9 cm galvanized screws;
  • packing 6 cm galvanized screws;
  • packing 4 cm galvanized screws;
  • glue for wood (optional);

Tools Required:

  • hacksaw;
  • roulette;
  • drill;
  • pencil;
  • waterproofing of wood;
  • handles (2 pcs.).

Assembly boxes sandbox

So, the materials and tools you bought, it's time to learn how to make the children's sandbox.Get started with the construction of the box should be.Saw bar 10x10 cm into four equal parts (length 25 cm).From planks 5x20 cm Cut the two pieces of 120 cm and two long 110 cm (you can, of course, easy to saw both boards in half to yield 4 pieces of 120 cm, but then the sandbox will not quite square - not 120x120 and 120h130 cm).The remaining lumber you prefer a little later.

Harvested board

at both ends of the boards of all sizes 5x20 cm, prepared for the production of skirting sandbox, drill three pilot holes for subsequent screwing screws.

Making holes for mounting screws

Connect the boards together and assemble the box to secure the boards in the corners, use ready-made segments bars 10x10 cm. First with screws fasten the bars to the two boards of four.

Assembly boxes

Then fasten together the elements of the box with screws.

Fixing boards

Now is the time to create a bench on the perimeter of the sandbox.For this you need four boards section 5 × 15 cm, the ends of which should be cut at an angle of 45 °.The long side of the trapezium should be slightly longer length of the outer wall of the box (in theory - 120 cm, but it is better to make the measurement, since in practice slight deviation).When you put in place all four thus prepared board-bench, sandpit yours should look like in the picture.

Fixing benches sandbox

Then I filled the gaps between the boards carpenter glue and polished surface.However, it would be better if you do the job later.

Filling the gaps with glue

now necessary to fix the bench in the box sandbox.First 9 cm screws fasten the board seat to each other, pre-drill pilot holes.

Fixing boards benches

Then attach the bench to the edge of the sandbox.To this end, each end of the components of the bench boards need to screw the two screw 9 cm.Make sure they do not go into the "milk", one screw must join the seat to the side wall boxes, the second - with a corner bar.

Mounting the bench on the box sandbox

increase the reliability of the connection with the duct can be bench, fastened side panels with planks several seats 6 cm self-tapping screws screwed inside angle.By doing this, make sure that the ends of the screws do not protrude outside the board passed through the bench.

Additional fixing benches

Manufacturing covers sandbox

Make a cover for the sandbox

Cut the board to the size of the cap.I do not want to give here the exact size, you must decide how much cover should overlap your sandbox (but not less than 2.5 cm at each end), and focusing on it, select the board size.For example, I used eight boards section 2.5 × 15 cm.


Place the prepared boards in a row.Top perpendicular to them are three boards 2.5 × 10 cm (make sure that the cross will be a good "fit" into the interior of the sandbox) and fasten them with screws to 4 cm each board cover.


Sand with sandpaper and all edges and surfaces.


Now is the time to cover the wooden surface waterproofing agent.I applied two coats of Thompson's WaterSeal Multi-Surface Waterproofer.It only remains to fasten the lid on the pair of handles.

for fixing handles, drill holes corresponding to the size of your screws (hole diameter should be slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw).


Screw handle and lid can already be easily raised and lowered.

Fastening handles to the cover

For added convenience, it is best to tie the two handles.


In the last photo - ready sandpit, located at its designated spot ... You're falling asleep in her sand and grass around the plant.

Ready sandpit

Now you know how to make their own hands a sandbox, which means you too can please their kids.

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