Step 1: Getting materials ready
* 18 - 4' 2x4's TOP AND SIDES
*6 - 45" 2x4's ENDS
*4- 2' 2x4's LID STRINGERS
*4 - 9" 2x4's BENCH LEGS
*8 - 10' 2X4'S SIDE TIES
*4 door hinges 3 1/2"
24 1 1/2" exterior screws
exterior 3" screws
finish of choice
1000lbs of play sand or commercial sand
Step 2: Assembly
Use the eight 10" pieces to tie it all together on the inside.
Next lay out the 12 4' 2x4's of top across the top with a 1/2" gap between.
use the 2' pieces on edge to tie them together and add the 9" legs at 90 degrees . see pics
Next attach the hinges with 1 1/2" screws.
the top is a little trickier than it sounds
Step 3: Prep and Paint
I used Drylok I had left over. I figured it would hold up to water. Then I sprayed it with left over barn paint.
Next I stapled weed barrier across the bottom to keep out the mud . I didn't get a pic of this.
Step 4: Just add sand and kids