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Sandpit Timber Ideas

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Sandpit Timber Ideas

Hello Community Members 😁, I was just wondering what timber I can get from Bunnings to build a metre X metre child's sandpit with a lid.

 

Thanks in advance

 

Kind regards Rob Colbert 👍😁

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Re: Sandpit Timber Ideas

Jarrah is always good, rot, termite and fire resistance is good if you look after it. You con get suitable jarrah in the fencing section. And of course, not toxic to the Kids. Will the timbers be resting directly on the ground, though? I'd suggest a good base of pour in place rubber under the pit and surrounding, and the put the pit on that. And jarrah is dense and heavy - maybe make the lid out of another wood if you want the kids to be able to lift it by themselves. Will this be in an open-to-all-weathers situation, or under a shade sail or ???
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Re: Sandpit Timber Ideas

Thank you for your reply.

 

I'm going to build a sail.

 

But just interested in the type of timber

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Re: Sandpit Timber Ideas

I would think Jarrah as well.

I would think sleepers for the frame and screening/pailings/decking but the website does not list any in SA although I know my local store has at least stock in decking.

 

Here seems as relevant as anywhere else to ask @Jason if he can find out why products like Jarrah and Meranti are disappearing off the website but still are available in store?

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Re: Sandpit Timber Ideas

Happy to pass your feedback onto the Bunnings team @Brad. My understanding from previous discussions is that the team is working with suppliers about how to improve the accuracy of descriptions and stock levels for timber on the website. 

 

Jason

 

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