We wanted a larger sandbox so Mike built a 5 ft square one. Our son helped too:

Video of building it:

We dug out a space for the sandbox and lined it with weed barrier:

We also built a cover using 2″ x 4″ wood and stapled a tarp around it:

It worked great for a few years until a raccoon (we’re assuming) tore it up:

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RECEIPT
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SANDBOX PROJECT

COMPLETED

JULY 2008

TIME FRAME

1 DAY

DESCRIPTION

AMOUNT

4″ x 4″ x 6′ wood x 4

$30

Lag bolts

$30

Sand

$30

Fabric liner

$25

2″ x 4″ x 6′ wood for cover x 4

$20

Tarp

$8

TOTAL (9% SALES TAX INCLUDED)

$143