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Build a sandbox

Endless summer - create a beautiful wooden sandbox for your kids

Transform your garden into the kids' favourite playground by learning how to build a sandbox. Some basic carpentry skills are all you'll need to provide hours of fun and games, from building castles to discovering buried treasures. Just watch their imagination run wild!

WHAT YOU NEED

MATERIALS

- A construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All)
- A plywood board
- 6 plywood strips

TOOLS

- Brush
- Wood varnish
- Cartridge gun
- Sandpaper
- Pencil
- Cloth

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Get the materials

You will need a construction adhesive (e.g Unibond One For All), 1 plywood board, 6 plywood strips (can have the same dimension with a minimum of 20mm thickness), wood varnish, sandpaper, a pencil, a brush, a cartridge gun and a cloth.

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STEP 1

Build the structure I

Place one of the plywood boards onto the working table, then take one of the 6 plywood strips and apply construction adhesive (e.g Unibond One For All) to the bottom of the strip (one strip should be enough). Stick this on one side of the board on the ground. Make sure to clean excess product with the cloth.

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STEP 2

Build the structure II

Carry out the same procedure on another plywood strip. Here, you should apply construction adhesive on the side of the first strip. Stick to the plywood board and also the first strip in which you stuck down to make an 'L' shape. Continue in this process until you have a full square. Can you visualize the sandbox coming to life?

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STEP 3

Build the seats and secure the structure

Now using the two strips you have left, make a small seating area for the children. Take one of the strips and mark where it should be stuck on the side. Apply construction adhesive to the marked space, and stick the strip down horizontally, pressing firmly for full adhesion. Do the same process for the other side.

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STEP 4

Let it dry and sand it

Wait 24 hours for the adhesive to dry. Sand down the edges of the sand box so they are smooth with no sharp edges. Clean it with a cloth to remove dust and loose materials.

 

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STEP 5

Varnish it

Apply varnish to the finished sand box and remaining plywood board (this board will be used to protect the sandbox when it rains).

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STEP 6

That's it!

Now you can fill the sandbox with beach sand, or similar, and let your kids play and enjoy it. Learning how to build a sandbox is really creative, as it will last you years! Change it up every few years with a fresh paint job! When it's time to rest, your kids can go to their nice-wallpapered bedroom!

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