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Adventure Sandbox

Adventure Sandbox

As you can see from the movie, this sandbox has been designed so you can configure it to fit your needs.   What makes a great sandbox?  In my opinion, there are two mandatory criteria.  The sandbox has to have a cover and there has be enough room for family, friends and toys.  This will be where the kids play outdoors for years to come so you want to do it right!  For the ultimate sandbox, purchase these building plans which include all five stations of the Adventure Sandbox; The Sandbox, Toy Box, Sandbox cover, Water Station and Shade and Mist System.

Building experience is helpful when deciding wither or not to install The Adventure Sandbox yourself. You will need a couple of weekends or around 30-40 hours to complete this project depending on your building expertise. For non-experienced builders you can contact me if you need any questions answered.  The Adventure Sandbox will cost around $1400 to install all five stations. (All 5 stations are included in this download.  Save big on this bundle download!)


8 ft x 8 ft Sandbox

8 ft x 8 ft Sandbox

The play area in The Adventure Sandbox measures 8 ft x 8 ft x 18 in deep. There is seating around the perimeter of the sandbox making it easy for adults to join in the action without getting sandy. The seats also overlap the sides of the sandbox to help contain the sand. The sandbox is constructed of interlocking Cedar timbers which are very durable and chemical free making it safe for skin contact providing for years of play and enjoyment. Stock cut lengths have been considered wasting minimal materials and all screw construction makes this build quick and easy.   Estimated cost to build: $400


Toy Box

Toy Box

Give your kids essential accessibility to their sand toys!   The Toy Box measures 2′ x 6′ x 16″ and has two lids for easy access. You can fit a lot of toys in this storage area. The Toy Box is designed to be accessed from ground level; the lids open toward the center of the sandbox. This cuts down the reach distance to the bottom of the storage box which will help prevent accidents. The toy box lids open 80 degrees and are counterbalanced with springs to help prevent pinched fingers while allowing toddlers to have easy access to their toys without the assistance of an adult. The toy box lids also double as steps for younger kids, and are designed to be strong enough to support adults.  Estimated cost to build: $250


Sandbox Cover

Sandbox Cover

This sandbox cover utilizes a reel system to easily cover and uncover the sandbox. The cover is secured with six elastic cords and hooks to provide for easy operation. As you can see from this video, a 2 year old can easily operate this system. Any debris that has collected on the tarp will fall off the back as you reel it in, leaving the sand in perfect condition.  The sandbox cover can be tailored to fit most square sandboxes under 9 1/2 feet in width.   Featured news article here.  Estimated cost to build: $200

 


Water Station

Water Station

The Water Station is one of my kids’ favorite features of the sandbox. A self-closing faucet is used to operate the Water Station to prevent water from continually running. An underground water hose connects to your outdoor faucet to provide the water to the station. The faucet is perfect for filling buckets and washing toys, hands, and feet and can provide hours of entertainment.  Buy these plans and find out how you can add a memorable feature such as a hand or foot print to this location.  Featured news article here. Estimated cost to build: $175

 


Shade & Mist System

Shade & Mist System

Make your sandbox feel and look cool!  Not only will this station help prevent harmful uv rays and sunburn, the mist system can make the heat feel up to 20 degrees cooler!  Six easily installed mist nozzles are located around the upper perimeter and are controlled by a valve allowing you to decide when the time is right.  Designed to fit an 8 ft x 8 ft sandbox, this system is somewhat adaptable if you are considering installing it on an existing sandbox.  Finally, you souther folk can be almost as cool as us Michiganders!  Featured news article here.  Estimated cost to build: $250



I have done the research and planning for you to save your valuable time and money. Purchase your plans today so you can bring some excitement to your backyard!

After your purchase you will be emailed a receipt with instant downloadable access to:

  • PDF Drawings and assembly instructions fully detailing each station and the steps required during build.
  • Parts list with hyperlinks to the components designed into the plans which saves you valuable research and planning.
  • Lumber layouts showing cuts required for the timbers you purchase.
  • Your download link will be active for 48 hours.

Please note,

  • Each set of plans contains a parts list, this information is intended to be a guide.  The locations and pricing shown for each part is for your reference and are subject to change by the supplier.
  • These do-it-yourself sandbox plans do not include lumber or hardware.
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18 thoughts on “Adventure Sandbox

  • gaelin

    Hello,
    How much does a reel system cover cost? Also do they come in various sizes? If not, what size sandbox is the cover designed for?

    • SANDigz Post author

      Hi gaelin, The completed cover and reel system will cost you around $200 to build. After the drawings are complete, I can provide you with a more exact number. The sandbox cover shown is designed to fit an 8 foot x 8 foot sandbox but can easily modified to fit smaller/wider sandboxes. If you would like, I could send you and email when the plans are complete.

  • Patty Bennett

    LOVE these plans!! I live in the country and cats and other creatures would love to use the sandbox for unintended purposes.

    Are your plans customizable? The space I plan to build the sandbox is 4′ x 16′. So it will be narrow but long. My son loves to drive his dump truck long distances.

    Thanks in advance for your advice!
    Patty

    • SANDigz Post author

      Hi Patty, Thank you! The Adventure Sandbox is 8′ wide by 8′ long. You could chop the width in half and double the length with a little bit of work. The toy box could be installed on the long side and the sandbox cover would have quite a bit of material left over but perhaps you could use the extra for the weed block. You would also have to do some custom tailoring on the shade and mist system if you decided to install that. When I say The Adventure Sandbox is modular or customizable in this website I am referring to the stations that can be installed. If you, or someone you know has some building experience, they could probably tweak the plans to fit your needs.

    • SANDigz Post author

      Hi Cyndee, After you purchase the sandbox plans, you will be emailed links to download the pdf files. Here is a quick link to purchase the plans for the Adventure Sandbox.

    • SANDigz Post author

      Hi Tim, yes. If your 10 foot wide x 15 foot long sandbox is constructed similar to the adventure sandbox, you could alter the sandbox cover plans to fit it. After you purchase the plans, I will send you a couple links to parts you would need to substitute.

  • Michelle

    I’m opening a preschool in a couple months and want to build a sandbox on our playground. About how many children can play in the Adventure Sandbox at a time?

    • SANDigz Post author

      Hi Michelle, It depends on how big the kids are, but I would say around 5-10 kids could play in the sandbox comfortably. Check out the About Me page, it shows some pictures with up to 20 kids in The Sahara Sandbox at one time.

    • SANDigz Post author

      Hi Jeff, yes. The parts used to make the sandbox cover can be purchased in longer sizes. If you decide to purchase the plans I’ll send you a couple of links.

      • Jeff

        Thanks. I went ahead and purchased the plans! Great idea by the way! I’ll give it a whirl and see how well it holds up to the winds that can whip across our field sometimes up to 60 mph. I’m thinking I’ll put the roller opposite of the direction the wind comes and probably add some additional grommits and tie downs. If you have some links for larger tarps that would be great too. Anyway, thanks for the plans! That will save me a lot of time!

        • SANDigz Post author

          Hi Jeff, Thanks for your purchase, glad you like the plans! I just emailed you a new cover drawing and couple of links to parts you will need to replace. Sounds like you get some serious wind over there. We had a tornado come thru 2 years ago and the sandbox cover held strong! 🙂 Good luck with the build, I would love to see a picture when you’re done!

    • SANDigz Post author

      Hi Kenda, Yes, you should drain water lines before temperatures are below freezing. Some of my customer install a drain valve in the line which automatically opens when line pressure drops below 3 PSI. Personally I disconnect the line and blow out the hose before winter.