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pedrokid
Sanboxes

Just a comment on the Building A Sandbox in the June '08 issue:

I learned the hard way that uncovered sandboxes in the play area can be cat magnets. For the first box I made a cover from thin plywood which I laid over the box. Later I found that the well-known all-purpose blue tarps worked just as well.
Just spread it and anchor it any way that works for you..

wayneg
Re: Sanboxes
pedrokid wrote:

Just a comment on the Building A Sandbox in the June '08 issue:

I learned the hard way that uncovered sandboxes in the play area can be cat magnets. For the first box I made a cover from thin plywood which I laid over the box. Later I found that the well-known all-purpose blue tarps worked just as well.
Just spread it and anchor it any way that works for you..

:)Just a quick note to that. If you place a beach ball in the center like in a pool, the water won't collect in the middle.

HoffDNA
Re: Sandboxes

I built the sandbox too, and my kids love it. To cover it, I attached the tarp at one side of the box using screws and washers through the grommets, and then attached the other side of the tarp to a piece of scrap 2x4 that is as wide as the sandbox. To uncover the sandbox, I just roll up the tarp by turning the 2x4 like I'm opening a tin of sardines. To cover, I unroll it and the 2x4 keeps the tarp weighted down against the wind.

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