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

This sandbox has three different uses, a fun sandbox, kids pool and when covered, it becomes a patio table.

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Build a Sandbox


Sandbox

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

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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

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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Backyard Sandbox

Build a sandbox that will give kids hours of fun in the outdoors. Here is a free plan to help you build a backyard sandbox that requires little money and little time.

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Sandbox Plans


Sandbox Plans

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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Sandbox Tutorial


Sandbox Tutorial

Here are easy to follow instructions with illustrative pictures on how to build a backyard sandbox.

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DIY Play Time


DIY Play Time

This diy project is for a cool sandbox that has two benches that double as lids when not in use

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Canopy Sandbox


Canopy Sandbox

Build a sandbox with seating all the way around plus a nice canopy to keep sun off delicate skin.

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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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Re-purposed Bookcase


Re-purposed Bookcase

With some spray paint and a bookcase you can make this colorful sandbox with side storage.

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Sandbox on Wheels


Sandbox on Wheels

This plan will build a sandbox atop a 4 x 4 ft. piece of painted plywood on caster wheels.

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Hexagon Sandbox Plans


Hexagon Sandbox Plans

Here is a simple plan on building an inexpensive backyard sandbox using scrap wood.

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Backyard Sailboat


Backyard Sailboat

Build a wooden sandbox with a mast attached and a sail that provides shade.

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Easy to Build Sandbox


Easy to Build Sandbox

Follow these nine steps and build a simple sandbox that will hold 500 lbs of sand.

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Outdoor Play


Outdoor Play

Create this well built raised sandbox with lid that will last for many years to come.

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Sand Castles


Sand Castles

A simple sandbox with multicolored stripes and a bench seat on each corner.

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Build a Sandbox


Build a Sandbox

Using four 2 x 12's and a few other supplies, you can easily build a 4 x 4 ft. sandbox.

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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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Robot Sandbox


Robot Sandbox

Build a large 8 x 8 ft. box with obstacles that is designed for robot competition on Mars.

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The Deluxe


The Deluxe

This project has a wooden topper and a roll-out cover to keep animals out.

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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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Create a Sandbox


Create a Sandbox

Building a wooden sandbox with seating is easy and inexpensive when using this detailed plan.

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Kid's Play Area


Kid's Play Area

Here is a video plus written instructions on how to build and prepare the ground for a sandbox.

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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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A Tutorial


A Tutorial

You are just a few steps away from building a backyard sandbox for you and your kids.

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Another Sandbox


Another Sandbox

This one is made durable by using strong and sturdy landscape fabric applied to the bottom for proper drainage.

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Weekend Project


Weekend Project

Build a sandbox with four wooden posts to support a top cover for a shady play area.

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The Three in One


The Three in One

Here is a plan for making a sandbox that doubles as a pool plus a wooden deck with bench.

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Covered Plans


Covered Plans

Keep animals out using this simple plan for a box with benches that fold over for 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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Child's Play


Child's Play

It's easy to make a large sandbox that will give kids hours of outdoor fun and imagination.

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Sandbox with Deck


Sandbox with Deck

This good looking sandbox has an attached deck that folds over for a weatherproof cover.

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