Framestyle Sandbox

Turn off your TV and put away those video games. Instead, get out the old spatulas and pans and cars and trucks. Here's a simple project to build that will give your children or grandchildren hours of fun. And, if you're lucky, they'll even let you play with them. Built completely from 2 x 4s, this project can easily be completed—even with little helpers—in a weekend. If you elect to use cedar rather than treated lumber and not paint it, the sandbox can easily be completed in an afternoon. Got a big family? Simply lengthen the side boards to make the sandbox whatever size works best for you.

Vital Statistics: Frame-style Sandbox

TYPE: Sandbox

OVERALL SIZE: 51W by 51L by 12H

MATERIAL. Treated lumber JOINERY: Butt joints reinforced with galvanized deck screws

CONSTRUCTION DETAILS:

■ Design is easily expandable

■ Corner braces double as children's benches

■ Corner joints alternate from tier to tier for strength

■ Straightforward joinery speeds constructioh

FINISHING OPTIONS: Exterior latex primer and paint

Building time

»/> PREPARING STOCK 0 hours

CUTTING PARTS 2 hours r/ ASSEMBLY 1-2 hours

FINISHING 2-4 hours

TOTAL: 5-10 hours

Tools you'll use

Power miter saw or circular saw

Drill/driver

Combination square

Shopping list

□ Exterior latex paint

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Sandbox Cutting List

Part

12 1V2 x 3V2 x 46V2 in

Material

. Treated lumber

B. Short seats 4 IV2 x 3V2 x 14V2 in.

C. Long seats

4 1J/2X31/2X .25 in.

"

D. Braces

8 11/2 x 31/2 x IOV2 in.

Simple Floating Deck Plans

21/2" galvanized deck screws, typ.

3" galvanized deck screws, typ.

TOP VIEW

SHORT SEATS

V/16

LONG SEATS

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