Marc, my dad and brother spent about an hour measuring, sawing, measuring more, drilling and securing together and awesome sandbox for Mason. Mason hung around the garage the whole time, watching the process and giving his input when necessary.
Moving the heavy thing into position and then 300 pounds of play sand later - Mase has an awesome sandbox right in his own backyard! At first he was a little hesitant to actually sit *in* the sand -- anyone that knows Mason knows that he doesn't really like to get dirty -- but once he discovered that he can build and dig and make stuff in it, he didn't want to leave. He cried when I had to take him inside for dinner and a bath. I think he's going to be spending a LOT of time out there this summer.