Build sandbox with roof yourself

Build sandbox with roof yourself: yourself

Build sandbox with roof yourself: yourself

UV radiation, leaves, rainwater: If the sandbox is unpredictably outdoors, it can be used much less than with a canopy. Our sandbox with roof is stable, shapely and completely covered.

Practical screw-in sleeves mean you do not have to do any concrete work, but the side edges are still stable and also designed for the weight of the parents.

We wish you and your children a lot of fun in the sandpit and a nice summer in the garden.

Contents: Sandbox construction manual

  • Sandbox Building Materials
  • Sandbox design drawing
  • Cut out the sandpit and hammer in the post sleeves
  • Insert posts and mount frame
  • Roof construction and roof cover
  • Screw seat
  • Sandbox and wood preservatives

Sandbox Building Materials

materialquantity lengthwidthThickness
Spruce spruce:4160 cm90 mm90 mm
4168 cm50 mm50 mm
Boards:8160 cm20 cm2.5 cm
(Oak or yew)150 cm10 centimeters2.5 cm
post sleeves410 centimeters10 centimeters
pond fleece175 cm175 cm5 mm
opaque corrugated roof 2180 cm100 cm-

Hexagonal wood screws

30100 mm10 mm
2060 mm8 mm
Torx Wood Screws2470 mm5 mm
washers30M10
20M8

Tools:

  • spade
  • drilling machine
  • 8 mm wood drill
  • 10 mm wood drill
  • Miter Saw
  • Cordless Screwdriver
  • 10 wrench or socket
  • 8 wrench or socket
  • ratchet

Sandbox design drawing

Construction sketch sandbox

With this design drawing you get a good overview of your new covered sandpit: The roof rests on four sturdy posts, the sandbox is optimally protected underneath.

The sturdy construction protects the sandbox and your child from the sun and the weather - enjoy crafting and digging.

Cut out the sandpit and hammer in the post sleeves

Build sandbox with roof yourself: roof

Build sandbox with roof yourself: roof

protective sleeve

First you have to excavate a pit for the sandbox: About 20 cm deep you have to remove the earth with a spade in an exact square of 1.50 by 1.50 meters; The bottom of the pit should be perfectly flat if possible.

Hit the impact sleeves exactly in a square of 1.50 m into the ground. Exact work is very important for further construction now. There must be an exact distance of 150 cm between the outer sides of the wrapping sleeves.

Insert posts and mount frame

Build sandbox with roof yourself: roof

Build sandbox with roof yourself: build

Washers M10

Now insert the 1.60 m posts into the impact sleeves and screw them to the two with two 100 mm screws (with washers) outer sides firmly.

Now comes the pond fleece: Place the pond fleece in the pit so that it protrudes 5 cm above the edge. These 5 cm clamp now firmly with the bottom of the two frame boards - slipping should be nothing more.

Screw the frame boards with two 100mm screws + washers each stuck to the inside of the posts. It is recommended to drill through the boards beforehand with the 10 mm wood drill - so it screws much easier.

The second row of planks is placed flush on the first: Also here screw down and pre-drill. Do not forget washers!

Roof construction and roof cover

Build sandbox with roof yourself: roof

Wood screws 6x60 mm

Take the 5 cm Kanthälzer at the hand and cut the ends with miter saw at 45° miter. Place the Kanthözer on top of the roof posts as a rectangle and mark one drill point at each contact point.

Then drill the eight attachment points with the drill and the ten-bit drill and screw the frame to the roof with the 100 mm screws (with washers).

Then take the two roof tiles and hand them over 10 cm overlap next to each other on the roof construction. On each side of the roof, mark 5 drill points on the roof panels to hold the roof.

Carefully drill the corrugated sheets with the 8 mm drill bit and screw the roof with the 60 mm screws + M8 washers little tightening torque on the roof construction. If the screws are too tight, the material may splinter!

Screw seat

Build sandbox with roof yourself: build

Build sandbox with roof yourself: build

Wood screws 5.0x70

Pick up the 1.50-long and 10-cm-wide boards and screw them to the sandbox walls at the center with six screws on each side. So you get a comfortable seat in case you want to play once.

Your sandbox is ready!

Sandbox and wood preservatives

Build sandbox with roof yourself: build

Build sandbox with roof yourself: yourself

In order to protect the entire sandbox construction from the effects of the weather, a treatment with a wood preservation glaze is recommended. Since these should only be used with care in the catchment area of ​​children, we recommend an aromatic-free glaze with low-emission ingredients.

So are Aie ecological and wood protection technology on the safe side.

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