Brick Accents 7 - Sandbox Brick Accents 7 - Sandbox

What You'll Need
Mason's String
Hand Level
2' or 3' Hand Level
Brick Chisel
Wooden Tamper
Wooden Screed Board
240 Solid Brick Units 3 3/4" x 2 1/4" x 8" or 4" x 8" x 1 5/8"
About 5 Cubic Feet of Damp, Loose Sand (1/4 ton) (does not include sand for sandbox)
1 1/4 Cubic Feet of Cement of 1 1/4 Bags of Portland Cement
Galvanized Nails
5/8", Exterior Grade, Rough Sawn Plywood Siding, coated with preservative, cut as follows:
4 lengths of 20" x 55 3/8" 4 lengths of 2" x 2" x 7' 4 lengths of 1" x 4" x 9' 2 lengths of 1" x 3" x 10'
Garden Hose
Garden Rake

A brick sandbox in your backyard will give your children a clean place to have fun, and is not particularly difficult to construct

Dig an excavation for the sandbox as indicated in the sketch and install the wooden frame. Fill the sandbox with sand and surround with a 1 x 4 edging as indicated. Spread a dry mixture of 3 parts sand to 1 part cement over the ground area around the sandbox, and tamp and grade as necessary to achieve a smooth, even surface. Place solid brick units directly upon this cushion base.

Upon completion of the sandbox, sweep clean sand into cracks between the brick units. Clean with a gentle spray from the garden hose.

Courtesy of the Brick Institute of America

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