Six Simple DIY Outdoor Projects

Completed cedar sandbox.

Completed DIY cedar sandbox.

Project #6: Wood Sandbox

If you have kids or grand kids, give them a big surprise by building a handmade wooden sandbox in your yard.

Our detailed plans include step-by-step instructions for building a 5′ x 5′ sandbox with corner seats.

Another option is to add a built-in sandbox to your wood deck. This sandbox provides all the fun of a regular sandbox but is easily hidden out of sight when not in use.

To find out more, read our article on How to Build a Cedar Sandbox or watch our video on Adding a Built-in Sandbox to a Wood Deck.


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Six Simple DIY Outdoor Projects