How to Build a Sand Pit

How to build a sandpit

Sturdy treated pine sleepers create a simple sandpit, which will stand up to plenty of use. – by Better Homes and Garden
How to make a sandpit
This post is taken from the Better Homes and Gardens website HERE

A cubbyhouse isn’t complete without a sandpit. And when your lawn is wearing away from foot traffic, why not locate a pit in a worn patch of grass framed with treated pine edging and bordered with pine bark – ready for play!

Gather your supplies

• Sawn treated pine garden edging

• Garden pegs

• 200 x 50mm treated pine sleepers

You’ll also need 40mm galvanised screws; 125mm bugle head screws; fine washed sand; pine bark mulch

build a sand pit
Better Homes and Gardens

Step 1 Remove turf from selected area of your garden.

build a sand pit
Better Homes and Gardens

Step 2 Dig a narrow 70mmdeep trench around perimeter of area. Cut and place a length of treated pine garden edging into trench, 30mm above surrounding grass. Knock in pegs behind edging and screw them together.

build a sand pit
Better Homes and Gardens

Step 3 Using a power plane, slightly chamfer edges of sleepers to soften them.

build a sand pit
Better Homes and Gardens

Step 4 Determine dimensions of your sandpit. Cut 2 sleepers to go on 2 parallel sides and another 2 to fit between them on other sides. Place sleepers in position and butt them together in corners. Predrill using a long 4mm drill bit and screw together with bugle head screws.

build a sand pit
Better Homes and Gardens

Step 5 Fill sandpit with fine washed sand. Spread pine bark mulch in area between sandpit and garden edging.

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