Building with sand in a sandbox is great for children's healthy development. These plans are for a sandbox with seating around the perimeter.
Sort all materials into piles by like items to ensure you have materials needed to complete project.
Take  of the 2x6x12' boards. Cut  142" length from each piece, for a total of  2x6x142" pieces.
Take  of the remaining 2x6x12' pieces of lumber. Cut  126 ½" length from each piece for a total of  2x6x126 ½" pieces.
Take  2x6x8' boards. Cut  75 ½" length from each piece, for a total of  2x6x75 ½" pieces.
Take  2x6x8' boards. Cut  91" length from each piece, for a total of  2x6x91" pieces.
Take  of the 2x4x8' boards. Cut  12" pieces from each, for a total of  2x4x12" pieces. You will only need  of them.
Take  2x4x8' pieces of lumber. Cut  6 ½" lengths from each piece for a total of  2x4x6 ½" pieces
Take  of the remaining 2x6x12' boards. Cut each down to 132 ½" pieces, for a total of  2x6x132 ½" pieces.
Take the last  2x6x8' boards. Cut each down to 84 ½" lengths, for a total of  2x6x84 ½" pieces.
Inventory and sort all of your materials.
Build the sandbox legs: use two 2x4x6 ½" pieces to connect two 2x4x12" pieces as shown to the right. Use two 2 ½" screws at each joint and make sure all the sides are flush and square. Build fourteen (14) leg assemblies.
Build the inside border: use 2 ½" screws to attach the 2x6x126 ½" and the 2x6x75 ½" pieces, making sure to run the 126 ½" pieces LONG, past the 75 ½" pieces, to construct a rectangle as shown below. Build two (2) squares of this size per sandbox and stack them on top of each other, as shown.
Then build the outside border: use 2 ½" screws to attach the 2x6x142" and 2x6x91" pieces, making sure to run the 142" piece LONG, past the 91". Build two (2) squares at this size around the inside frame that has already been built, as shown.
Then, fit the 28 leg assemblies between the inside border and the outside border. Space the legs exactly as shown below: set the legs flush with the inside corner and make sure to attach the outside border 9 ½" clearance from the 2x4x6 ½" brace, otherwise the seats won’t fit. Use 2 ½" screws to attach the borders (inside and outside) to the 2x4x12" legs: set the top of the borders flush with the top of the legs and leave a ½" gap between the 1st and 2nd courses, which should leave a ¾" gap to the ground at the bottom.
Measure the diagonals of the sandbox to make sure it is square before continuing. Wiggle the corners of the sandbox if one diagonal is considerable longer than the other until the outside-corner-to-outside-corner measurements are within ½" of each other.
Line the inside of the box with landscape fabric, making sure to roll it up against the inside border 2x6s on all four sides. Then fill the sandbox with sand, being sure to keep the sand level 2-3" below the top level.
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Ga-ga is a fast-paced, dodgeball-style game played in a fenced-in court (often hexagonal or octagonal) with a single ball and two or more players. Like dodgeball, the object of the game is to knock out your opponents by hitting them with the ball. Unlike dodgeball, however, the ball can only be hit with open hands and is in almost constant motion. Players strike, jump, and run to avoid being hit and are eliminated only when struck on or below the knee.
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Building with sand is great for children's healthy development. The recommended plans are for a fabulous sandbox with a lid and seating.