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Photo shows how to make an attractive edging for a child's sandpile from sections of wood 4x6s. Est. cost: $25.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 60

Photo shows how to make a sandbox and slide. Slide unit is hinged to cover the sandbox. unit is 4x5 ft. and built from redwood. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 53

Tip: Combination play deck and sandbox are built from 1x4s and 1x6s. Sandbox is recessed in one end with 1x8 sides and a plywood bottom. Entire unit is 4x6-ft. Estimated cost: $65.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 67

Build a 4-ft. square sandbox with a canvas cover. Est. cost: $36.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1985 (v.63#3) pg. 107, 163

The ultimate sandbox features a sheet metal liner and cat-proof lid. Large wheels allow this waist-high unit to be moved around. Built from cedar wood.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2002 (v.25#6) pg. 35
Correction CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Jun 2002 (v.25#8) pg. 6 (Metal thickness)

Outdoor sandbox is sheltered with a roof and end walls that make it look like a playhouse. Est cost: $150.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1980 (v.3#11) pg. 57

Build a sturdy outdoor sandbox from 2x4, 2x6, and 4x4 stock. It features a patio stone base (under the sand) and a canvas awning to keep out sun and rain.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1983 (v.6#10) pg. 18

Instructions for a plywood sandbox surrounded with a brick "patio" area.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1988 (v.11#10) pg. 39

Backyard sandbox with a removable overhead canopy.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jun 1991 (v.14#9) pg. 41

Elevated sandbox (sand table) features a built-in bench and a built-in crane, trolley and winch mechanism to scoop, hoist, and dump sand.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jul 1994 (v.17#10) pg. 44

Build the better sandbox. Features a lockable lid which is also locked when in the open position.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1996 (v.19#8) pg. 49
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1996 (v.19#11) pg. 6

Build a simple sandbox with attached seating.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #209 May-Jun 1980 (v.30#5) pg. 32

Portable kids' sandbox can be moved around the yard and covered in bad weather.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #229 May-Jun 1982 (v.32#5) pg. 100

Children's pool deck. Surround an inexpensive portable wading pool with a wooden deck. Fill pool with sand for use as a sandbox. Est. cost: $100-$125.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #239 May-Jun 1983 (v.33#5) pg. 90, 92
Correction FAMILY HANDYMAN #243 Nov 1983 (v.33#9) pg. 89

Easily assembled sandbox made from landscaping timbers features a chicken wire cover to keep out animals. Est. cost: $70.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #288 Apr 1988 (v.38#4) pg. 82

Lightweight cover for a child's sandbox consists of a PVC frame covered with plastic sheeting.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #356 Mar 1995 (v.45#3) pg. 56

Sand box features toy storage areas.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #433 Jun 1964 (v.60) pg. 122

Quick and easy sandbox built from exterior plywood. Unit measures 44" square and 12" deep. Features two built-in seats.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #649 Jun 1982 (v.78) pg. 66I

How to build a backyard sand pit, a sand box or a wood-beam sand crib. Includes ideas for sand toys to make (building blocks, bulldozer, scooper, flatbed truck and roller).
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #145 Aug-Sep 1994 pg. 48

Covered sandbox.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1969 (v.131#5) pg. 160

Build PM's super sandbox. Brick floor, built-in seating, and a ventilated roof make it usable even on the hottest days.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1980 (v.153#4) pg. 128

In-ground sandbox made from 2x8 lumber.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1981 (v.156#2) pg. 87

Versatile and sturdy "play box" has two covered sections (a sand box and a toy box) and two open sections.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1982 (v.157#5) pg. 112

Sheltered sandbox, 4 ft. square, stays neat and dry with a roof of cedar shingles over plywood. Est. cost: $20.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1973 (v.203#2) pg. 109

Wooden top for a sand box opens up to provide an inclined plane for small children to get into the box. At night, it closes up to keep cats and dogs out of the box.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1975 (v.206#6) pg. 114

How to build a sandbox with a lid.
SUNSET Mar 1978 (v.160#3) pg. 140

How to make a sandbox that becomes a seat or table with a lid on it.
SUNSET Jul 1978 (v.161#1) pg. 118

Tip: How to build a combination sandbox and deck-bench. Cover sections roll together to protect the sandbox and become a 6x8-ft. deck.
SUNSET May 1979 (v.162#5) pg. 172

Table style sandbox is off the ground on 4x4 legs with casters so it can be rolled indoors.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 170

Tip: Use pea gravel instead of sand in a sandbox.
SUNSET Apr 1981 (v.166#4) pg. 128

Make a sandbox canopy from PVC pipe and ripstop nylon. Est. cost: $25.
SUNSET Jun 1981 (v.166#6) pg. 165

Combination sandbox and toy bin has steps and a platform on one end. Designed to be built in a few hours.
SUNSET Jul 1986 (v.177#1) pg. 112

Sandboxes with a future. After children outgrow them, they can be used for planting or be dismantled.
SUNSET Aug 1986 (v.177#2) pg. 146

Build a sandbox on a deck that converts to an outdoor coffee table with the addition of a top.
WOMAN'S DAY Jul 10 1978 (v.41#12) pg. 104, 122

Sunny-day sandbox. This 4x8-ft. sandbox features a built-in toy storage box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #71 Aug 1994 (v.11#5) pg. 52

Supersandbox is a covered sandbox that can double as a small picnic shelter or become a playhouse by hanging blankets on the sides. Sandbox is 72"x48" with 7 ft. corner posts.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1973 (v.29#3) pg. 10

Wrought iron porch columns support a roof of Filon panels over a sandbox consisting of a large tractor tire.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1983 (v.39#3) pg. 64

Pre-school activity center. A sandbox on legs also has a built-in drawing easel.
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1991 (v.47#1) pg. 42

Sandbox ahoy. A sandbox on casters is shaped like a small flat-bottom rowboat and equipped with colorful canvas "sails" which provide shade and add to the boat illusion.
WORKBENCH Jun-Jul 1995 (v.51#3) pg. 42