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Sandpit with fold-out seats and solid top

Making a Splash
Making a Splash

A sandpit with a clever fold-out seat design that doubles as a lid.





The project


I built a sandpit with fold-out seats that closes tight to create a solid top.


I use decking for the lid and seats mainly for strength. Once closed I can stand on it and the kids can walk and jump all over it. The blocks of wood you see sticking up on the seat work as braces. When closed they are in contact with the sand.




How to build a sandpit with foldable cover


Kids will love this terrific sandpit with a foldable cover and even built-in seating. Follow this step-by-step guide to create your own sandpit: How to build a sandpit with foldable cover.




More sandpit projects


LePallet build this sandpit with a lid that folds out into handy bench seats when in use and keeps pets out when shut.




Fellow community member Gareth made a similar sandpit with built-in seats and a handy cover.




For more projects to build that will entertain the kids, check out our Top 10 most popular kids projects.


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