Gravel DIY Play Area and Rustic Bench

Gravel DIY Play Area and Rustic Bench
Gravel DIY Play Area and Rustic Bench
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From the blogger: "The DIY Kids Gravel Play Area I’ve been working on this month is finally done. Yea! The boys are loving their new digging spot. I’m loving the new rustic bench where I can grab a cup of coffee and enjoy 20 minutes of peace while they play. As with most of my projects, I used our scrap corral boards, but this can easily be made with pressure treated 2×4’s.

See how easy it was to make this Kids Gravel Play Area and rustic bench. Our gazebo has been mostly unused since we moved in 5 years ago. When I told the hubby I wanted to build a kids gravel play area, he suggested putting it in the gazebo. I was a little unsure at first. Then I realized it was perfect for my idea. But you can build your own Kids Gravel Play Area on grass, just be sure to use landscaping fabric to keep the weeds out. I’ve broken down this build into the three main areas; the rustic bench, kids gravel play area, and kids outdoor activity board."

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Primary TechniqueFurniture Projects


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This is a wonderful way to upcycle materials and a nice area for kids and parents to hang out as well. As the kids get older, you could swap out some of the items on the activity board. Perhaps a chalk board would be a nice addition especially to,play school! On the sides of the bench area, you could add rings that could hold potted plants and flowers or even extend some boards for a shade canopy! Great project!


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