A sandbox with a roof is a popular solution for organizing children's leisure activities. In this article you will read about:
where and how correctly to place such a corner on a segment ;
which ready-made and self-made constructions exist to date;
what questions talk about when talking to sandboxers or craftsmen to make it.
After familiarizing yourself with the basics of building a “sandy” corner, you will know how to do it correctly and will be able to assess the quality of the structure at the construction stage.
To organize a corner for your child, it is important to consider the following points:
a place for games is selected taking into account distance from the house, fence, and of the side of the world . Sandbox set so that from the window of the kitchen or living room you can see all the playground . Accordingly, it cannot be located in the depth of the suburban area, near the road, the fence separating the local area from the street, neighboring houses. The sandbox is placed on the warm, south , southeast side of the site, well heated by the sun.
To organize the shadow , use the natural advantages of the site in the form of a small strong tree with lush crown , or construct roof or roof . When choosing a tree, it is important to consider that parents will need to timely remove fallen leaves and other debris from the sandbox.
Important ! You can not put the sandbox in the damp, low-lying places where the sand dries badly.
When choosing, they are guided by the following principle: if you plan to buy sand, choose a special option for children's playgrounds with machined edges.
When self-mining, the following points should be taken into account:
Coarse-grained fractions will scratch and injure the child’s tender fingers. Therefore, for the game take a fine-grained version.
The most acceptable color and type of sand is yellow river. It contains the least amount of clay and dust, as opposed to quarry material. But this type of sand will need to sift well and rinse.
Most often sandboxes are made of four types of materials:
Metal for the sandbox is rarely used. This durable and resistant material is often used to build a small roof or a fungus structure.
Durable and resistant to wind loads. Such structures are installed on the south side of the site. For obvious reasons, seats are made of wood, all other elements can consist of sheet steel, pipes and profiles.
1 option. The roof is made dvukhskatnaya or in the form chetyrehskatnogo fungus. The height of the uprights: not less than 180 cm. The truss system is welded on four supports. A metal profile is used as a roof covering. For the construction of a square box can be used polished wood.
option 2. For the construction of the lower element of the sandbox apply a large galvanized barrel, cut in half. The diameter of such a barrel for babies should be at least 1.2 m. For safety, sections of the structure are processed.
Plastic is lightweight and undemanding in maintenance. Does not fade and does not fade with time. There are many ideas of plastic structures: these are sandboxes in the form of favorite animals, houses, prefabricated structures such as LEGO and many other models. As an option - designs made of polycarbonate, plastic bottles.
Such a view can be bought already in finished form in various variations. It can be as a whole gaming complex with a slide and swings, stairs, and a separate copy.
The shape of the purchased sandboxes varies depending on the design. It can be crabs, ladybugs, houses, cars and other models. At the moment, there are prefabricated and solid structures. Prefabricated sandboxes are made with a lid that protects the sand from fallen leaves, unpleasant traces of the location of animals, etc. Other types of sandboxes - solid, made in the form of a mini-pool. The package of purchased sandboxes may include benches, a roof, a table, etc.
When choosing a sandbox, you should note that high-quality plastic can not be cheap.Such a material, when heated, will release toxic substances, which is not good for a child’s body. In addition, after the first rains, plastic may lose color.
In addition to the finished designs, many craftsmen make their own hands. Make this type of sandboxes can be made to order if the roof is planned to be made of polycarbonate, and the supporting structure itself of metal and wood.
Wood is the most common and beloved by all material for sandboxes. It involves a large selection of manufacturing options and designs. It can be a "house", a boat, a table, a sandbox-transformer, a mini-flowerbed, a beach corner, a "on wheels", a "car", a "wigwam" and much more.
There are several of the most common variants of such constructions. The simplest ones are with a rectangular or square base and a small canopy.
More complex, requiring skill and skill, these are pentagonal structures with a multi-slope roof, a ship with a deck and a mast, a sandbox a cottage, and also - in the form of a machine with cut out plywood details.
The rounded variants also look very nice on the playground and harmonize well with the house from the bar.
Small fabulous log houses or even a whole gazebo next to a sandbox is an interesting and unusual solution for a children's corner.
Some companies custom-made small round wooden sandboxes. The idea here is that the sectors here serve as tables or seats, they can be moved relative to each other.
Also in the shops and specialized companies you can find many wooden sandboxes. One of the most common models is a structure with a roof and covers. The canopy can change its height depending on the wishes of the child.
The following model is a simplified structure with a canopy.
But this sandbox only partially protects from sun and rain.
On our site you can find contacts of construction companies with a full production cycle that offer design and construction of turnkey brick houses, as well as provide all basic and related services related to the organization of life outside the city. Directly to communicate with representatives, you can visit the exhibition of houses "Low-rise Country".
Photo gallery of wooden sandboxes -Seaver:
As you can guess This type of sandbox is a self-made construction. The tire is cut or retained in its original form, depending on the type of construction. Rubber tires from a tractor or combine are filled with sand.
It remains to add a small shed or a roof to this type of structure, they are ordered or bought by ready-made sun umbrellas.
This type of construction does not require special skills, but the owner will have to come up with something with a roof. Either it will be a canopy with wooden supports or a standard fungus, or something else.
On our website you can find contacts of construction companies that offer garden furniture, as well as the design and installation service of the playground . Directly to communicate with representatives, you can visit the exhibition of houses "Low-rise Country".
The wooden sandbox with a roof is made in several steps:
Step 1: Preparatory (creating the foundation for the sandbox ).
Step 2: Construct the lower element .
Step 3: Making the roof and fixing it on the uprights.
The video shows a detailed plan for making and assembling a wooden children's sandbox with a roof and seats, as well as protection from cats and dogs:
To begin, the master prepares the site area. To do this, carry out the marking of places where the corners of the sandbox should be with the help of twine and pegs.
Standard sizes of the sandbox with a square base: 1.2x1.2 m; 1.7x1.7 m.
For the base of the structure, the top layer of soil is removed by about 30 cm. This is necessary so that no insects penetrate into the sandbox.
After, for large sandboxes with a bottom side of 1.7 m, a small round drainage hole is dug about 50-60 cm deep, with a radius of 20-25 cm. In order for water to flow freely into this groove, the bottom sandboxes do with a slight bias to the center.
Drainage is filled in the received hole. This can be plain sand or rubble. The thickness of the layer is 5 cm. (For small structures, the dimensions of the pits are proportionally reduced.)
Geotextiles or any other water-passing material will be laid out as the base on the bottom. Paving slabs, polyethylene in the absence of the best, plywood are also suitable for this role. Experts advise to make small holes in the base, if you plan to use moisture-proof materials as a coating.
Model overview and assembly instructions for a children's sandbox 2 x 2 meters with a roof and a lid to protect the sand from animals and garbage:
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The standard sandbox will require the following details:
Wide boards for sidewalls (170x30x2. 5 cm) or narrow 15 cm wide each;
Bars (45x5x5 cm);
Wide boards for seating places (170x50x2. 5 cm)
All wooden parts are grinded with a grinder, treated with antiseptic (drying oil) and coated with a primer.
Since the base of the sandbox is a square, for a start, the bars are driven into the corners of the base. Depth 15-20 cm.
After that, the sidewalls are packed into the bars. And in the latter case, horizontal wide boards are nailed.
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The protective cover for the sandbox can be:
the usual awning sewn to the size of the structure;
Boards that open the sandbox like pull-out canister ;
Custom doors with hinges. When folded down, they serve as places for seating ;
Regular plywood boards with handle , made to the size of the base.
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The roof over the sandbox is:
the dual-slope , which is mounted, depending on the design, on the central thick log, on two racks, four vertical bars.
chetyrehskatnaya called "fungus".
Specialists use a truss system consisting of bases, a ridge and a batten for the construction of a gable roof. As a coating, you can use ordinary plywood, boards, polypropylene and other options.
The four-speed version is more complicated in terms of performance. But it looks beautiful. In some cases, the base of the "hat" may be the same size as the lower tier, in others it may be slightly smaller, as in the photo below.
Drawing of the sandbox of the house in the photo:
This is interesting ! Children's sandboxes are one of the most demanded products for organizing leisure activities for kids. Classes with sand develop motor skills and thinking, and at the same time, there is a process of socialization during the game.
The following video shows an overview of a children's sandbox with a wooden roof:
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There is a wide variety of ready-made sandboxes on the market.If you wish, you can also create something of your own, unique and inimitable, inspired by the ideas from this article.