Why I Built this Sandbox

My kids have been digging in the gravel around our house, so I’ve been wanting to build them a sandbox.  But I know a sandbox is only played with for about 5 years – so I didn’t want to spend a ton of money (or buy a plastic one that ends up in a landfill).  But I still wanted something nice and durable, and preferably cedar to keep spiders away.

Cedar Sandbox Features

  • About $30 in materials
  • Cedar sides and top are durable and a good choice for sandboxes
  • Large size easily holds 2-4 children at once
  • Easy to build design with minimal cuts and scraps
  • Only need a drill and circular saw to build
  • Biodegradeable – will go back to nature and not end up in a landfill

How I Built It

We did a video of this sandbox build for your convenience.  Please take a minute to watch.


Free Sandbox Plans

The free plans for this sandbox are below.  Thanks so much for using our plans, we appreciate you!