Bench Lid Sandboxes

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Tools & Materials
Material List
  • (2) 8' 2" x 8"
  • (6) 8' 1" x 4"
  • (1) 8' 2" x 4"
  • 4 sets or 8 total galvanized hinges
  • 2" and 3" expoxy deck screws
Tool list
  • Tool use is shared in the video link above.
Procedure

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  1. Base is 2" x 8" material / Connections to be made with three 3" deck screws
  2. Boards are 1" x 4" material / Connections to be made with two 2" deck screws / 1/2" spacing between boards
  3. Build two of these, one for each side / Fasten the boards 1/2" apart to the 2 x 4 with 2" screws
  4. Lay each bench seat down with 1/2" gap between boards / Attach 4 hinges between the secured deck board and the bench seats / Inset the hinges at least 4" from edge using 5/8" silver screws
  5. Attach the boards to the 2 x 4 from underneath using 2" deck screws / Attach 2 more hinges to the opposite side the 2 x 4s are on / Keep 1/2" spacing between boards
  6. Sandbox with lid
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