Deluxe Sandbox

Don’t be surprised at the increase in playdate requests. These large rectangle sandbox plans include a lot of fun extras like a separate step-up platform, a ramp, built-in toy storage, and a lid that triples as a bench backrest and sun protection.

The construction is simple, with frames, cladding, and hinges as the main operations.

Tackle this project for fun outdoor play area that can be closed up and protected when not in use.

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COST:

TIME: 7 Hrs

SKILL:

Deluxe Sandbox

Materials

  • (2) 1 x 4 x 8' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (9) 1 x 8 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (15) 5⁄4 x 6 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (2) 2 x 2 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (8) 2 x 4 x 10' YellaWood® brand pressure treated pine
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 1 1/4" wood screws + appropriate bit
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 1 5/8" wood screws + appropriate bit
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 2" wood screws + appropriate bit
  • (1) 1/2 lb box 2 1/2" wood screws + appropriate bit
  • (2) 5 3/4" handle (zinc or galvanized)
  • (2) 2" narrow utility hinges (zinc or galvanized)
  • Preferred wood Finish

Cut List

  • See plans for diagrams of cuts.
  • All measurements are approximate.
  • Cut stock in the sequence of steps because many dimensions are directly measured and will vary based on actual stock and construction.

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Miter saw (or chop saw)
  • Table saw
  • Drill/driver
  • Jig saw
  • Carpenter square
  • Combination countersink bit (with 3" long 1/8" bit)
  • Clamps (two at least 5' long)
  • Mallet
  • Radial sander (or sanding block)
  • Damp cloth (optional)
  • Waterproof wood glue (optional)