Sandboxes are easy to build with the right instructions and they become a play area where children can express their creativity. You will find lots of sandbox plans below to help you build one.

To build a sandbox, first you need to know what shape you want it to be and buy the required lumber. Using L-shaped metal brackets on each corner, you can create the desired frame. If you want a bottom on the sandbox, you will want to use weed block fabric or just leave the bottom open to the ground below it.




Next, you might want to add a bench by simply placing a piece of wood on one of the corners and screwing it down. You can also make a cover out of plywood or other scrap wood cut in the same shape as your sandbox.

To finish, go over the sandbox looking for any sharp points that could scratch or cut and then fill it with play sand.



Sandbox

Sandbox

Let the summer fun begin by building this simple sandbox your kids will love.


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A Simple Sandbox

A Simple Sandbox

Here is a plan for an easy to build sandbox that is approximately 2 ft deep and the bottom is left open to insure proper drainage.


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Shaded Sandbox

Shaded Sandbox

Here is an excellent project for a sandbox that offers shade and a handy shelf for keeping the kids sandbox toys. Keep kids out of the sun's harmful rays with this easy to build sandbox.


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Sandbox Plan

Sandbox Plan

This step by step plan is for a wooden sand box with a fold-out lid that turns into a bench.


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Backyard Fun

Backyard Fun

Create this strong and sturdy sandbox with a hinged lid designed to be secured to a wooden fence.


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Shady Spot

Shady Spot

Here is a detailed plan on how to build a wooden sandbox with canopy plus a handy tie downs.


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Sand and Stage

Sand and Stage

Here is a downloadable plan on how to build a sandbox with a lid that serves as a stage when closed.


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Redwood Box

Redwood Box

Build a sandbox out of all weather redwood that has a handy bench with under the seat storage.


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Easy Plans

Easy Plans

Here are five simple steps on how to build a strong sandbox for hours of backyard fun.


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Red Car

Red Car

Build a sandbox in a weekend that looks like a car, has a bench seat, storage and a cover.


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Building 101

Building 101

Here is information on the size and style of sandbox that best suits your needs, plus the best location to place it.


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