$30 Cedar Fence Picket Sand Box

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!

2×4 Modern Adirondack Chair

Why I Built These Chairs

I’ve been wanting to add some comfortable outdoor seating to our yard in uncovered areas, but it gets to be alot to manage cushions and pillows, trying to keep everything dry, bringing the cushions in when it snows, finding somewhere to store it all … 

I didn’t want to go with plastic chairs, as they blow away in the wind, and I’m forever chasing them down and eventually, picking up pieces of plastic and throwing them away.

So I thought, what if I could build the most comfortable Adirondack chairs ever, that don’t need a cushion, that are too heavy to blow away in the wind?  

2x4 modern adirondack chair

2×4 Modern Adirondack Chair Features

  • 2×4 frame is sturdy and solid
  • Building plans are easy to follow and assemble (about an hour a chair)
  • About $30 in lumber per chair
  • Very comfortable without a cushion or pillow
  • Modern styling still has the “Adirondack” look and feel, but with clean lines
  • Can be painted or stained any color

How I Built My Chairs

In this video I go through all the steps to build my 2×4 Modern Adirondack Chairs

Free Adirondack Chair Plans

The free plans for this chair follow.  Please share a photo when you are done so we can see how your project turned out!

Console Table [Modern Farmhouse Collection]

Add style and function to your space with our Modern Farmhouse Console Table

Modern Farmhouse Console Table

In a just right (but easy to customize size!) there’s lots to love about this one.  For scale, the mirror shown on the console is 24″ x 36″, there are three standard pillows stacked, and the basket is a small milk crate size.

Why We Love It

  • Gorgeous unique look
  • Solid wood construction so you can stain or paint any color of your choice
  • Build using off the shelf lumber
  • Simple construction – no pocket holes or plywood
  • Elevated bottom shelf is easy to reach baskets, bins, blankets, shoes and more
  • Perfect sized top shelf for decor and storage

How I Use It

I use this console table in my living room, in a space next to our wood burning fireplace.  I filled the lower area with wood and use the top for decor and it’s also useful for just setting things here and there.

firewood holder

Build the Entire Collection

It matches our Modern Farmhouse Coffee Table and other plans in the collection.

modern farmhouse coffee table

Video Tutorial

This console table follows the same steps to build as the coffee table in this collection with just different leg lengths.  Here is the video for your convenience.

Free Plans for this Modern Farmhouse Console Table

The free plans for this modern farmhouse console table follow.  Thank you for using our plans!