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October 02, 2016 23:03

Sandbox with their hands

costs for the construction of the sandbox minimum, and fun for children, it will take great.Of course, you can buy ready-made design and easy to fill sand, but the sand box, made with his own hands, is much more interesting and more convenient.

Sandbox with their hands

Sandbox own hands

Sandbox with their hands

Sandbox own hands

Sandbox with their hands

Sandbox own hands

Site Selection

Article Contents

  • 1 Site Selection
  • 2 Building sandbox
    • 2.1 Step 1. site preparation
    • 2.2 Step 2. Marking
    • 2.3 Step 3. Preparation of the base
    • 2.4 Step 4. Making the frame
    • 2.5 Step 5. Installation of skirting
    • 2.6 Step 6. Finish design
  • 3 Manufacturing covers the sandbox
    • 3.1 Step 1. Preparation material
    • 3.2 Step 2: Build the first half of the lid
    • 3.3 Step 3.Assembling the second half
    • 3.4 frame Installation
    • 3.5 Filling sand
  • 4 Installing canopy
    • 4.1 Video - sandbox with their hands

Before beginning construction of the sandbox, you need to findfor it the most suitable place, because it affects the comfort and

safety of your baby.There are a few rules to accommodate the sandbox:

  • site should be open and smooth;
  • in sight of their parents;
  • closed from prying eyes, or at least placed at a distance from the street and passers-by;
  • near sandbox should not be a sharp thorn bushes and fences.

    Sandbox with their hands

    Sandbox own hands

for sun protection can be placed under a small sandbox or build a strong tree canopy.But under the old trees should not do it: at any time with a heavy tree branch might fall on the child.

Building sandbox

Driving Children

Driving Children's sandboxes

If the place chosen by the sandbox, you can proceed to the main process.First we need to calculate the size of the construction, select the form, prepare the base properly.Dimensions sandbox depend on the age and number of children, who will play in it.For the three kids 1-3 years is long enough plot 1,5h1,5 m for older kids recommended sandboxes 2x2 m, and standard designs have dimensions 1,7h1,7 m.

Most often sandbox has a rectangular or square shape, butsometimes there are round and hexagonal structure.Much depends on the imagination of the master and his skills;if the experience in such cases is minimal, it is better to stay on the standard square shape.As a building material wood is used - namely, pine boards.

Tools for the job

Tools for

Also required:

  • shovel;
  • roulette;
  • pegs and rope;
  • geotextiles;
  • sand;
  • tamping;
  • bar 50x50 mm;
  • hacksaw;
  • antiseptic impregnation;
  • liquid bitumen;
  • sander.

Step 1. Site preparation

selected area is cleaned from stones, twigs, weeds and level the surface.If the size of the sandbox 1,5h1,5 m, the cleaned area should be more than 10-15 cm on each side - it is necessary for more accurate marking.

Step 2. Marking

marking

Layout

now need peg 4, roulette and a long rope.Visually determine the location of one of the corners of the structure, drive a peg carried by his two perpendicular lines, mark the location of the last corner.Between pegs pull the rope and check the length of the diagonals within markup.They have to be completely identical.

Step 3. Preparation of the base

Inside the fence are selected layer of soil to a depth of 20-25 cm. The walls of the pit must be to level them to be strictly vertical.When taken out the entire ground floor is trimmed and compacted.Above is poured a layer of sieved fine sand 5 cm, good ram.

Step 4. Making the frame

polishing board

grind

board beam sawed into pieces 45 cm long, tapered lower ends, sanded, treated and coated with impregnated half the liquid bitumen.Now you need to install them on the perimeter of the corners and bury in the soil at 15 cm next stage - mount boards:. Shoot them down in pairs and bolted to the bars with screws.It can be the other way: first fully assembled frame, and then set it on the excavation.

going frame

Putting frame

going frame

Putting frame

Between the frame boards can be glued to seal

between the frame boards can be glued to seal

Putting the frame

Putting frame

boards can take narrow or wide, as long as the wall width is not less than 30see. Be sure to handle the surface of each board sanding attachment on both sides, then impregnated with an antiseptic and dried.After that the board knocked in a square box and reinforce it in bars corners, which on one hand should uphold the box perimeter of 15 cm.

In the corners of the frame reinforced bars

the corners of the frame reinforced bars

Putting part of the sandbox

connecting parts sandbox

Reinforcing bar in a corner

reinforcementbar in the corner

Step 5. Installation of skirting

For the convenience of the child on the perimeter of the frame to do small ledges.To do this, take 4 board width 20cm, a very high quality of sanded, coated with antiseptic and cut edge at an angle of 45 degrees.Lay the board on top of the wall, align and combine the joints tightly fasten screws.Caps screws should be good to drown in a tree, so that the child does not hurt himself.Sometimes, instead of skirting corner shops do: take the board a little long, it is well treated, placed on two adjacent walls, departing from the angle of a few centimeters.Thereafter, the board is nailed on both sides, and advocating for the perimeter of the cut edge.

Step 6. Finish design

paint sandbox

Paint sandbox

sandbox now be painted correctly.To do this, choose paint colors 2-4, necessarily bright and contrasting.Ledge or bench can not just paint and paint ornaments, pictures of animals and flowers.Once the paint is dry, the design is filled with sand.

cover Production sandbox

open sandbox quickly clogged, so you have to periodically sift through the sand or even change.To avoid such problems, it is recommended to install a wooden door.Make it easy, and the result will be not only a good protection from debris, but also comfortable benches.Mount the cover is best to install the frame to a permanent place.

To work required:

  • pine boards 25 mm thick;
  • jigsaw;
  • long loops;
  • bolts and nuts;
  • screws;
  • bar section 30x50 mm;
  • primer;
  • paint;
  • drill.

Step 1. Preparation Material

boards cut on the width of the sandbox, all treated surface and edge grinding attachment.Thereafter primed, dried and coated with two coats of paint.The loops also need to be painted, or after the first rain will be corroded.

Step 2: Build the first half of the lid

Assembling the first half

Assembling the first half

Fixing loops

Loop Fastening

Fixing loops

Fixing loops

Assembling of the first half cover

Assembling the first half of the lid

The bars are calculated so that when you open the lid , they rested on the wall of the sandbox and serves as a support for the back benches

bars are calculated soso that when the lid is opened, they rested in a sandbox wall and serves as a support for the back benches

The bars are calculated so that when you open the lid , they rested on the wall of the sandbox and serves as a support for the back benches

bars are calculated so that when you open the lid, they rested on the wall of the sandbox and serves as a support for the back benches

on the one hand on the frame of the sandbox bolted screwstwo boards.Two connecting bars board and attached by hinges to the first.Thus the bars must be at the bottom and top hinge cover.Take two more boards and connect them to the bars that are longer than the width of the shield.That is, on the one hand one third bars protrude beyond the edge of the board.This shield is also connected via the previous loop, but this time the loop should be at the bottom and top bars.Hinges bolted to wood with screws, because the screws are loosened quickly.

Thus, our cover is folded and transformed into a comfortable bench

Thus, our cover is folded and transformed into a comfortable bench

Step 3. Assembling the second half

Assembling the second half

Assembling the second half

half this can be done without the back, slightly simplifies the process.On the free side of the frame 2 is not packed, and the board 3, then two knock shield boards and fasten it loops, as in the previous case.To cover does not sag under the weight of children, it strengthens the middle of the bar.Now when you open first half formed into a comfortable bench with backrest, and the second simply leans back on half its width.

Cover View sandbox

Cover View sandbox

It can take adults

where you can sit adult

Variant metal cap

metal cover version

Sandbox with a hinged lid

Sandbox with a hinged lid

Sandbox with a conventional cover

Sandbox with a conventional lid

frame Installation

will need to install assistant: construction lift, inverted protruding bars down and gently lowered into the pit.The edges of the frame must coincide with the edges of the pit.To sandpit was smooth, check the location of the walls of the building level.If necessary, remove excess dirt or pour another, aligning the frame horizontally.Thereafter dim future sandbox geotextile bottom so that its edge 3-5 cm went on each side wall.Dense material protects the sand from erosion, will not allow moisture to accumulate and you will never get through the bottom insects and moles.Finally, seal the outside ground and make the dumping of gravel or sand.

Remove the top layer of soil

removes the top layer of soil

Set sandbox

Set sandbox

Set sandbox

Set sandbox

Filling sand

layer of sand for the game to be a thickness of about 15 cm;fill in the standard sandbox it takes approximately a ton.It is recommended to choose the river sand or quartz, which does not cake.Before backfilling it must sift through a fine sieve to remove trash, plant impurities insects.

Filling sand

Filling sand

Installing canopy

shaped sandbox can have many forms and be made of different materials.The most common option is a fungus.For its production will require timber 3 m in length and cross section of 100x100 mm, the boards and plywood.This fungus is established in preparation base, because it is necessary to dig in the middle of the sandbox to a depth of 1 m

manufacturing process is very simple:

  • timber sanded, treated with antiseptic;.
  • lower part coated with mastic asphalt at a height of not less than one meter;
  • of boards knock 4 triangles, sheathe their plywood;
  • connected triangles together and attach to the top of the timber with the help of spacers;
  • in the center of the pit dug a pit depth of 1 m;
  • inserted board, align it with the plumb line;
  • poured gravel pit and the ground, tamped.

There is another variant of the shed: at the center of two opposite walls of the frame securing the uprights by bolts.The height of the uprights 2 m;at the top of the horizontal support rail connected, through which throws a rectangular section of thick fabric or a special canopy.overhang ends of each side is fixed with metal hooks to the walls of the sandbox.

Sandbox with a canopy

sandbox with a canopy

described here are the most simple and popular, if desired, they can be supplemented at its discretion.Most importantly, the design was as safe as possible, then the kid would be happy to play in it, and parents will be able to relax a bit.

Video - Sandbox with their hands