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cheap ideas for a sand box? Answered

  i   have a   small yard , 2 boys , and  we   rent  so  nothing   t perement

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Best Answer 11 years ago

Get a plastic "kiddie pool" at your local discount store, drill several 1/4" holes in the bottom for drainage, and fill with sand. Cover with a tarp when not in use to keep the local cats out.

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aeray
aeray

Answer 11 years ago

You beat me to it.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

Onrust beat me to it by two minutes. Darn cross-posting....

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 11 years ago

Get "silver sand" or the "proper" sandbox sand, or be prepared for a lot of clay stained clothing.  Most sand needs thorough washing before use.

Steve

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

11 years ago

Take a sturdy plastic seed tray and block the holes with hot glue.
Make a simple shelter out of a piece of plastic roofing sheet and 4 posts in a corner of your yard.  Fill the box with sharp sand or kitty litter you've got a cheap and cheerful sandbox.

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chantellepolson
chantellepolson

Answer 11 years ago

where would i get a seed  tray  that big

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AndyGadget
AndyGadget

Answer 11 years ago

Maybe I'm thinking more litter tray than sandbox, but a seed-tray is around 18" x 12".  It really depends how often you're going to clean it out. 
There might be an advantage in something small and tucked away in that all the other neighbourhood cats don't come and make use of it as well.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

11 years ago

Lay out a square frame of bricks.

Lay a tarpaulin over the square, and tuck under the bricks.

Pour sand into middle of tarp.


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Re-design
Re-design

Answer 11 years ago

Or nail/screw 4 2x6 boards in a square and use landscape fabric instead of tarp.  Landscape fabric drains better.

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jeff-o
jeff-o

Answer 11 years ago

Use 2x10s and nail triangular pieces of wood to all four corners, to act as support and as small benches.

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

11 years ago

Empty a few bags of builder's sand in your living room...

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onrust
onrust

11 years ago

A kiddie pool filled with sand.