Tuesday, June 8, 2010

5 Steps to a Great Sandbox

Step 1: Buy Sand!

Step 2: Location, Location, Location,

Step 3: Measure Twice, Cut Once

Step 4: Watch those fingers!

Step 5:  Take the kids to the park and come home to a new sandbox! 

Okay, so maybe it's not quite that easy, but I was impressed with how quickly and beautifully my husband whipped this together.  I think he only went to the hardware store once...is that possible???

I have to give him credit for coming up with this simple design that looks great too. Here's what he used:

5/4 x 8 sideboards
2 x 2 x 12  internal corner posts set into the ground
1 x 2 cap w/ sanded ease edges
1 x 6 T & G boards for lid
1 x 2 strap to tie the lid pieces together
10mil plastic liner
500lb sand

I appreciate the little details... like the slab of stone in front to give the kids a place to stand and take off their shoes.  The rocks around the sand box are great too since the scattered sand will just filter through. 

This was my view this afternoon while I did some work and the kids played... oh joy! 

I guess it's our little slice of beach right here in Hoboken! 

Now if someone could just tell me what to do with all the sand in the house?! 


  1. haha! I love it! That last photo is great!

  2. Thanks, Anna. It's really a testament to living in a small footprint. You only need what you need!