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Snug canvas cover for the sandbox.

To keep cats out of his sandbox when his children aren't in it, Berkeley architect Robert Mueller devised this snap-on canvas cover.

Mueller took a drawing, with dimensions, of his trapezoid-shaped sandbox to an awning maker (listed in the yellow pages under Awnings). He specified snaps as fasteners; they are set every 6 inches along the cover's underside, with matching parts screwed under the 2-by-8s rimming the box. Instead, you could use grommets and hooks. Total cost for the custom-made cover was $125 in 1983.

Pooling rainwater could cause the canvas to sag, so the cover has five grommet holes for drainage.
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Date:Nov 1, 1985
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