Step 9: Make the lining

line the inside of the sandbox with fabric
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Unroll a piece of landscape fabric, and cut it long enough to fit along the bottom and up the sides of the sandbox. You will need two pieces to cover the width of the box.

Line the bottom of the box with the fabric. Using a staple gun, attach the fabric a few inches up the sides. Tuck the fabric into the corners so that it won’t rip when you add the sand. Line the bottom with of the box with the fabric.

Using a staple gun, attach the fabric a few inches up the sides. Tuck the fabric into the corners so it won't rip when you put in the sand.
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    • speed square
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    • jigsaw
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    • bar clamps
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    • paintbrush
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    • utility scissors
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    • pencil compass
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    Shopping List

    1. Four 8-foot pressure-treated 2x12s

    2. Two 8-foot pressure-treated ½x6 decking boards

    3. One 6-foot pressure-treated 2x4

    4. 2 square feet of ½-inch pressure-treated plywood

    5. Steering-wheel cover

    6. 3-inch deck screws

    7. ¼x1-inch zinc fender washer8. Two drawer handles

    9. Two sets of 2½-inch stainless-steel butt hinges

    10. Latex exterior stain

    11. Latex exterior paint

    12. Landscape fabric

    13. 20 bags of play sand