Built-in-Bench Sand Box

Build a backyard sand box with built-in-seats!
Have your kids served you a sand pie? I have been served a sand pie many times. Every summer, when we go to the seaside, playing with sand is a must for the kids. I like observing them in their exploratory search for treasure or when they become architects building a castle.

I don’t know if we will be heading for the sandy beaches this year that is why we decided to prepare some kids area in the backyard of grandparents house, and build a Sand box by Ana White. We have mentioned a Bench Around the Tree some time ago so I hope this project will be a good start for each amateur carpenter before trying something more complicated.

I’m certain my kids, especially little Anya, will be delighted to play in their own clean sand box. Would you embark on this sandy project? Make your kids’ dreams come true. Share the photos of your sand boxes on our fan page.

A detailed tutorial of Built-in-Bench Sand Box may be found here


What you need:


  • Measuring tape
  • Square
  • Pencil
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • Kreg Jig™
  • Drill
  • Circular saw
  • Compound miter saw
  • Sander
  • Countersink drill bit

Supplies / ingredients:

  • 2 – 1 x 8 x 8
  • 6 – 1 x 4 x 8
  • 1 – 2 x 4 x 8 or Stud Length
  • 4 sets of exterior grade hinges
  • Rope OR 4 exterior grade handles
  • 1 1/4 inch screws
  • 1 1/4 inch pocket hole screws
  • Wood glue


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