In 2006, I designed a sandbox cover that utilized a reel system for The Sahara sandbox. If grandpa doesn’t want to make it, I think I can do it with the great step by step plans you presented here. As with any other wood furniture, the Gorilla Playsets PlayZeeBo must be taken care of by regularly wiping and cleaning the wood, especially after it has rained. The picture is of a few raised garden beds I made, but it’s basically the same idea putting weed mat in the sandbox. This, obviously, will not keep water out, so you might want to have a cover for the sandbox that is made of plastic.
You never know what could be hiding in the sand, so it’s better to check for any tiny foreign objects that may cause injury Critters may also crawl into the sandbox despite the cover, so you might want to check for those, too. Would have liked the option of same style, but a little larger size sandbox and a little bit deeper. Wooden Sandbox With Cover – Seriously, it is as easy as utilizing these tips while you shop. The cover is great – the sand is always dry, which is a change from other sandboxes!
I also wonder if children like my three rambunctious boys might play on the thinner lid (mine often use the covered sandbox as a life raft next to the larger pirate ship playset) and damage it. If you decide to go this route, please let me know how it works out by leaving a comment to advise our readers! It also comes complete with a mesh cover to keep the sand clean when it is not in use.
Best-selling outdoor play products but with value play solutions – a range of products where what you see is exactly what you get. Attach the backrest to the structure, after folding the middle section of the cover. The nice thing about the plans is that they are designed to use standard length lumber, so all I needed to do was adjust a few pieces from 8′ lengths to 10′ lengths to make it work. Although completely made out of plastic, this sandbox looks like it was made out of sandstone, the most popular material used in garden and yard landscaping.
Initially I was going to get a sand table because I thought it’d be less mess, but they did not seem big enough for 2 kids and I didn’t like that sand would inevitably fall out underneath it. I am really, really glad I went with this sandbox instead. Wooden Square Outdoor Sandpit is a great piece of play equipment for outdoor entertainment. After writing this blog I found a link to the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) for Quikqete Play Sand Seems there are quite a few lung related issues, but these can been kept in check by 1. Keeping the sandbox outside, and 2. Keeping the sand moist and dust free prior to play.
Since almost all the wood will be visible depending on whether it is open or closed we need to finish all of the sides. Like I mentioned earlier, unlike pretty much all other similar products, the Naturally Playful Sandbox comes fully assembled. This adorable canopy sandbox is not too difficult to make and was inspired by the cutest Pottery Barn Kids sandbox. The seats are not only comfortable for the grownups but serve as roads and racetracks around the sandbox. We’ve never had a problem with stray cats in our neighborhood using it as a litter box but some people have mentioned this as an issue with their sandbox.
Never had a sandbox but my cousins and I did dig in the sand at my grandparents’ lake house a lot. It was quite tall on the sides to keep the toys and sand in. Then we made a slotted lid to cover it. Using 2×2’s (pressure treated), we made a frame to fit across the box in 2 sections. Take the left over pieces of wood (from the frame) and mark/measure benches that will sit on top of the sandbox frame. If you have more than one child, have a child with tactile defensiveness, and/or want the best in sandboxes, then a children’s wooden covered sandbox is going to be a fantastic investment!
The cover is good and keeps out rain and un wanted all it was a great investment for us and the Grandson! You can just drape the cover over the sandbox and weight the corners down with rocks, patio blocks, etc. I am really happy with this sandbox and would definitely recommend it to anyone! I also started with the third board that is attached to the hinge and worked toward the end of the sandbox. This fun wooden sand pit has a colourful box for your children to store their sand toys so they ll never get lost in the garden again!
Attach two pieces of decking timber to each end of the sandbox using the 75 mm screws, leaving no gap between the pieces. Our Wickey outdoor climbing frames , swing sets and sand pits are made of pinewood and are high pressured treated. The wood alone will make it heavy and hard to move around, let alone with sand in it. Get a roll of screen from a hardware store and staple it to one side of the sandbox. Shade for the sandbox…and after the kids are too big, a shady lounging spot – when the opening is covered with flooring!
I didn’t see any point in assembling it near the hole and then trying to carry this beast into the hole, so after I built the box on my deck, I disassembled it and reassembled it right in the hole, then added the seats. Perfectly sized for backyard use, the Tierra-Derco Large Covered Wooden Sandbox will make an exciting spot for your children to play and be creative.
Ideal for the plastic-phobic, this simple, traditional pit has three handy seats which the kids will love, while parents will be grateful their bottoms and upwards stay sand-free. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. If you have a sandbox under 6 foot in width and length, components should be downsized to keep the design looking proportional.
At a preschool I used to work at, we had a cover made out of pvc pipe and a thick, sturdy mesh material. Wood sandboxes with a clear or stained finish should be re-treated every year or two to retain their smooth, protected exterior. The eight-foot by eight-foot frame we’re building takes up 64 sq. ft. You may be pleased to have less yard to mow, but if you can’t spare the space, work with a smaller sandbox in the area that you have. In my opinion, purchasing a sandbox that has a cover will be the best investment you can make.
My kids are very fair skinned, so knowing that they can be outside in the middle of the day but still be shaded, means I don’t have to completely cover them in sunscreen, but I do need to check that they are staying under the shaded area! I ended up completing the sandbox in two days (I thought I could do it on a Saturday, but it took most of Sunday too.) The sandbox looks great, and my two year old loves it! You may search some direction about how to sanitize the sandbox on the internet and you can clean it out.
The four corners of the sandbox also double as seats for your children and their friends to sit on while digging in the sandbox or making castles and other sand sculptures. The Little Tikes Builder’s Bay Sand & Water Table is a great replacement for your ordinary sandbox. Also, ensure that you cover the sandbox with the mesh cover when not in use otherwise it might attract stray cats or dogs which can make it dirty. After all, if you are buying a sandbox for a kid, the appearance should attract them to it. And if it can brighten up your backyard and make it more fun, then it is a bonus. We chose the Natural” stain after opting not to paint or otherwise add color to the sandbox.
Our neighbors a few houses away have a sandbox and every time my kids went over there to play they spent hours in the sandbox. SandLock’s Covers are made from heavy-duty vinyl material with sewn in shock-cord to easily secure cover in place. Sprig sand toys are made of a bio-composite material made from recycled wood and reclaimed plastic. It features two seats that can be positioned on the corners, or removed if not needed.
There’s a 1 year old brother getting sandbox ready soon, so knowing they don’t like to share, I figured we’d need a big sandbox. The Crabbie Sandbox has been around for quite a number of years and the fact that parents are still buying it for their kids is proof that it is the right choice for many. I’m not a handy guy, but I was able to build this exact sandbox in two weekends with my dad. The location of the sandbox is often determined by where you have space available. I’m in the camp that believes that the fears of CCA pressure treated wood are overblown, but even I probably wouldn’t use it in a sandbox for a three year old.
In addition, the sandbox with cover will have a neat look that matches the style of any backyard. This sandbox came with a cute, colorful roof that provides shade, which was a really nice extra to have. I worked in my uneven driveway, so I used a few cedar shakes I had as shims to level the boards. Vividly remember multiple dreaded trips to a doctors office to have my wrists frozen to kill the pin or ring worms from cats using my sandbox. I didn’t embed the sandbox in the ground, because digging in my yard literally requires a jackhammer, so I installed the liner inside the box.
We also purchased gorilla tape to cover any gaps in the inside as some reviews mentioned trouble with sand leaking or spilling through. If you can find a way to prop the cover up over the sandbox, it can serve the dual purpose of providing shade for your child as he plays on hot summer days. We built a sandbox for our girls and used a piece of plywood the size of the sandbox hinged on one side.
We were tempted to give it a cool pattern or color (we loved the striped example from Pinterest), but we figured that effort would be lost after the general wear and tear of being outside would make it dull and dirty (we intentionally buy wood, ORB, or black outdoor furniture/planters most of the time since after a rain the dirt speckles that pop up and are visible on painted items bum us out).
Speaking of the boards, these are 2 x 10″ pieces of framing lumber (the same stuff we used for our office desktop ). We didn’t get pressure treated wood since we learned that a lot of it is treated with chemicals that aren’t meant for children to be in regular contact with (more on that here ). So we decided regular framing lumber that we could seal for outside use would do the trick.