A: It does not have a bottom. We put down weed barrier before the sand. It does get wet but dries out fast since it drains out. We always spray for bugs in and around it. We have had ours for two years now and it has been worth it. It's held up very well and it is my sons favorite thing to do when he's outside.
A: Thank you for your question. We will address the issue with Target.com and ask them to update the content. The folding benches are designed to protect the sand from animals and large debris. Rain will drain through the spaces between the wood slats. And the sandbox is bottomless for further drainage.
A: Thanks for your question. Yes, this sandbox is made from heat treated and stained cedar wood. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Badger Basket with any questions in the future. We have U.S.-based customer service and product specialists and are happy to help via our Badger Basket website, by email or phone (800-236-1310, Mon-Thu 7AM to 4PM CST, not including holidays).
A: Thanks for your question. The sandbox will require adult assembly - ideally, by 2 people. Assembly instructions are included with the product and can also be found on the Badger Basket web site. You will need a phillips head screwdriver to do the assembly. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Badger Basket with any questions in the future. We have U.S.-based customer service and product specialists and are happy to help via our Badger Basket website, by email or phone (800-236-1310, Mon-Thu 7AM to 4PM CST, not including holidays).
A: Thank you for your question. The Sandbox holds approximately 750 pounds of sand to fill it 6 inches deep (sand not included).
A: Thank you for your question. Here are all the measurements on this item: Measures 46.5 inches L x 46.5 inches W x 9.5 inches H overall. When the benches are unfolded for play, interior open sand area measures 31 inches x 44.75 inches (plus there is also sand under the benches). Height of seat back: 7.5 inches. Depth of seat: 7.5 inches. Width of seats between the center and edge bars (two seats per bench): 14.5 inches. Height from ground to top of seat back with benches up: 16.5 inches. Interior of the sandbox area: 44.75 inches L x 44.75 inches W. Assembled weight: 49 lbs. All measurements approximate. If these measurements do not address all your questions, don't hesitate to let us know.
A: Thank you for your question. This item is designed to be outside and last generally as long as children will be interested in it. However, this can vary greatly based on your climate, where the sandbox is placed (sun, shade, etc), the amount of usage, number of children consistently using it, how much wear and tear it placed upon it. So this is not a question that has one single answer that can be guaranteed. It will depend on the conditions of your yard, where you live, and how heavily or lightly the product is used, etc. We, the manufacturer, are always here to help at any time needed. We have U.S. based customer service and are happy to help by email or phone. Our contact information is labeled onto every one of our products and every product includes an assembly and usage manual that should always be retained to refer to in the future.
A: Thank you for your question. The boxed weight is 52.2 lbs. When unboxed with all the packaging removed, it weights approximately 49 pounds.
A: Thank you for your question. This sandbox is bottomless to allow you to adjust sand depth (if you want a deeper sandbox, you can excavate into the ground to make a deeper well for holding sand) and also to allow for drainage if there is a lot of rain. To see what this looks like, scroll through all the photos at Target.com and it does show an assembled photo of the sandbox empty so you can see there is no bottom.
A: Thank you for your question. The wood is heat treated to around 100 degrees C and then a stain is applied. All our wood sandboxes are fully compliant with all applicable ASTM children's product safety standard for products of their type which includes testings on the surface coatings.
A: Thank you for your question. This sandbox holds approximately 750 pounds of sand to fill it 6 inches deep (calculated assuming average of 100 lbs per cubic foot for dry sand and 4 sides x 46.5 inches L x 6 inches H equals 7.5 cuft).