How to Build a Summer Sandbox

Flowers are blooming in Indy, the warm weather has come to stay, and home improvement season is officially upon us! While your to-do list is likely full of projects, why not start by giving the kids a treat they’ll enjoy all summer? Bring a slice of beach fun home by building a custom-made sandbox.

Ideal for relaxed playtimes and sandcastle competitions, the sandbox will be the kids’ favorite spot this summer.

A Sandbox Tutorial

Below is a list of the materials for the project:

  • High-quality sand gravel
  • 1.5 sheets of ¾” plywood
  • 1 sheet of ½” plywood
  • Screws
  • Piano hinges
  • Quarter round
  • 1 piece of 2”x4”x4’ stock
  • Magnetic catches
  • Mesh ground cover

Ready to work? Follow this tutorial to learn how to build a sandbox and lid. You’ll find step-by-step instructions, as well as a list of power tools.

A Note on Sand Gravel

When it’s time to fill the sandbox, don’t just purchase any type of sand. Some brands actually contain a cancer-causing mineral that is hazardous when inhaled.

At Garrity Stone, Inc. we offer double-washed sand gravel in Indianapolis that is clean and free of the cancer-causing agent. Our sand will ensure the sandbox is fun — and safe.

The Local Stone Supplier

Whether you need to build a retaining wall, create a garden walkway with paving stones, or do another project, Garrity Stone is the headquarters for all your masonry needs.

We’re a family-owned and –operated business that’s been serving Indianapolis for over 50 years. Stop by our facility today, or call us at 317-546-0893 with any questions. We look forward to serving you.