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Sandbox Plans with Bench & Lid

If you have kids here is DIY project your kids are sure to dig. Keep your kids entertained for hours by building your own sandbox.

See the sandbox plans with bench and lid below for complete instructions. This sandbox is easy to build and will only take a few hours to complete.

The sandbox has a bench that folds down and serves as a cover to keep debris and critters out.

 

Sandbox Plans with Bench & Lid – Material List

Shopping List

Shopping List

2 – 2×10 – 10′

3 – 1×4 – 10′

3 – 1×6 – 10′

1 – 2×4 – 10′

3″ deck screws

2″ deck screws

8 – hinges

Cutting List

Cutting List

2 – 2×10 – 5′

2 – 2×10 – 4′ 9″

6 – 1×4 – 5′

6 – 1×6 – 5′

4 – 2×4 – 18″

 

 

sandbox plans with bench and lid step 1Cut two 2×10’s to 5′ and two 2×10’s to 4′ 9″. Assemble as shown on illustration above.

sandbox plans with bench and lid step 2Cut two 1×4’s and two 1×6’s to 5′. Assemble as shown on illustration above.

sandbox plans with bench and lid step 3

Cut two 1×4’s and two 1×6’s to 5′. Cut four 2×4’s to 9 1/2″ and attach to the 1×4’s and 1×6’s as shown on illustration above.

Attach with 3″ deck screws, screw through the 1×4, 1×6 and into the 2×4 leaving a 1/2″ gap between the 1×4 and 1×6.

Optional, you can round one end of the 2×4’s as shown on illustration above.

 

sandbox plans with bench and lid step 4

Lay down the bench seat as shown above and attach using hinges.

 

sandbox plans with bench and lid step 5

Cut four 2×4’s to 18″, two 1×4’s to 5′, and two 1×6’s to 5′. Assemble as shown above using 2″ deck screws. Screw through the 1×4, 1×6, and into the 2×4.

Optional, cut a 45 degree bevel cut to one end of the 2×4’s.

sandbox plans with bench and lid step 6

Fold the bench seat back and attach the bench back rest using hinges.

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4 comments

  1. I found a few problems and items left off of the shopping list.

    – The 2×4 should be 10′, not 8′. I came up a couple of feet short.

    – You don’t need 4 hinges, you need 8.

    – 2″ deck screws is left off the shopping list.

    Other than that, it’s a pretty straight forward project. I’d recommend painting before assembling.

  2. Hi Jake, I plan to build this in a 6’x7′ or 6’x8′ model as I have 3 grandchildren who will use this at once.

    Do you have a set of plans for the larger sandbox already done. I know it will not be a lot of work to make it bigger.

    Thanks
    Dave

  3. Your plans are always great, i love them and share them with all my friends and family.

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