About Me


Hi, Chris-Mayothank you for visiting SANDigz.com. My name is Chris Mayo and I am the owner / operator of SANDigz. During the day I work full time designing special machines at Imperial Design Technologies. You’re probably wondering why I created a website to sell one set of sandbox plans. The answer goes back to my childhood, I have always loved the sand and how it allows you to instantly play and create.  There are no rules; you’re only limited by your imagination.  As you will see from my sandbox design, I feel playing in sand just isn’t complete without water. As a child, I loved to flood the sandbox and watch how it carved little streams into the sand that destroy the building and road you just created.  I have many fond memories of spending hours in the sandbox trying to make little dams, burying my action figures, and playing with my brothers.

 

I wanted to give my own kids the same sandbox fun I had while growing up so I decided they needed a good sandbox.  There were many sandbox plans out there when I decided to build a sandbox back in 2006. Since my background is in design, I was probably to picky but none of them seemed to fit what I had in mind. I couldn’t find a good cover solution, the large sandboxes out there were really small in my opinion because of all the wasted space and materials. I decided to design and build my own sandbox based around two criteria. The sandbox had to be huge and the sandbox cover had to be something that was easily operated. In my opinion, the most important feature of the sandbox was the size; it was always more fun when my friends and family joined in the action. A close second to the sandbox size was the cover. Yes folks, cat poo is a problem and I can tell you from personal experience that it isn’t fun finding those little brown nuggets in the sand. With those two criteria, I designed The Sahara Sandbox and built it in my backyard.  To this day, my kids love the sandbox and I have been very pleased with how the sandbox has held up over the years.

 

In 2006 I started my own company, SANDigz and started selling The Sahara’s sandbox plans on the Internet. The sandbox cover reel system incorporated on The Sahara was the most popular feature and with over 80,000 views of the sandbox on YouTube, I feel it was a hit.  Over the years many people purchased and built the plans.  As you will see from the pictures below, The Sahara was massive and built like a house! (10 ft x 12 ft x 20 inches deep – 7.5 yards or 11 tons of sand)!  The beginning of 2014, I decided to retire The Sahara Sandbox plans so I could concentrate on a new sandbox design that is more universal. Here is a gallery of The Sahara Sandbox:

Over the years, I have had some great feedback from customers like you which has inspired me to develop a sandbox for everyone.  People often asked if the sandbox cover could be customized, or if I had a smaller sandbox.  Those two common questions along with a couple of other improvements I thought could be made inspired me to draw up the Adventure Sandbox plans.  The Adventure Sandbox is 8 ft x 8 ft and designed mostly out of Cedar timber.  The sandbox cover and reel system have also been redesigned making it more affordable, saving hundreds of dollars in that design alone.  In addition to this, I have maximized material usage, wasting as little timber as possible.  The Adventure Sandbox plans come with a complete bill of material making selection easy and purchasing painless.  I have done the research and planning for you to save your valuable time and money. Purchase your Adventure Sandbox plans today so you can bring some excitement to your backyard!