|Forum topic by MW425||posted 05-17-2009 06:48 AM||859 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
05-17-2009 06:48 AM
Hey, I’m new here and wanted help on what to choose for a small project I was considering.
I simply wanted to create a miniature sandbox for exercising purposes. I was inspired by seeing a coach who was running drills in a large sandpit. Now I don’t have that convenience, I wanted to make a sandbox 3 1/2 ft x 2ft x 5in. (LxWxH).
I’m going to Home Depot for materials, but seeing as I have zero experience in doing anything like this, a few concerns of mine are:
1) What solid wood material is ideal for this? Quality vs. price is a worry seeing as how I’m trying to be on the cheap-side.
2) How thick should these boards be? If I put sand in it & had to carry it, is there a certain thickness for strength? I was considering 1.5-2 inches.
3) Is a finish necessary? I’m just tossing sand in it and going to be barefoot.
4) I also wanted one or two regular 3×2 or 4×2 pieces for elevating myself during certain exercises. How bad would it chip/splinter if I used dumbbells and it hits the boards moderately-lightly?
I just want to be smart about this before attempting anything. Thanks for taking the time to read this too.