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
- 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.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c93Fm273uHw
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.