Kids Picnic Sandpit

What does a picnic table and a sandpit have in common? Usually not much, but in this week’s episode of Get It Done, Peter and Annalien build a kiddies picnic table that converts into a sand pit.

You will need:



Cordless Jigsaw Ply wood 18mm (good quality)
POF Router Sand pit bottom 400mm x 800mm – 1 piece
18 Volt Cordless drill driver Sandpit sides long 800mm 100mm – 2 pieces
PSR1080 cordless screwdriver Sandpit sides short 364 mm x 100mm – 2 pieces
Pex sander Sandpit lid 800mm x 60mm – 8 pieces
PFS 2000 spray gun Legs 100mm x 700mm – 4 pieces
PCM compound mitre Side support slats 800mm x 100mm – 3 pieces
PTK cordless tacker Seat slats 900 mm x 140mm – 2 pieces
seat support slats 900mm x 70mm – 2 pieces
Stain – two different colours
Clear waterbased varnish
4 x 40mm screws
Cup square bolts, washers and nuts
Thick plastic sheeting to line sand pit +/- 1000mm x 1000mm
Sandpit sand 1 bag
wood glue

Follow these steps

  • Building the sand pit:
    • Join four sides to the base
    • Cut legs to size and angle
    • Measure and mark out pilot holes in support slats
    • Attach legs to the sand pit
    • Brace and join legs with support slats
    • Put in extra support slat in the centre
    • Cut seat slats to size
    • Attach support beam to seats
  • Fit seats to bench
  • Make the table top:
    • Cut cross slats to size
    • Router edges
    • Attach cross slats to the long slats to make the top
  • Sand, stain and varnish
  • Fit plastic lining and fill with sand

PDF Download:

>> Click here to download the picnic sandpit table plan