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20 Creative Ways to Use Cinder Blocks in Your Home and Garden

20 Creative Ways to Use Cinder Blocks in Your Home and Garden


20 Creative Ways to Use Cinder Blocks in Your Home and Garden

The humble cinder block they are relatively easy to come by and incredibly versatile, these hunks of concrete can do great things. From modern outdoor planter walls to industrial coffee tables. As you can see, they’re perfect for building all sorts of things (affordable, utilitarian pieces mostly) at dirt cheap prices when compared with what you can buy from a hardware store.

1.  Concrete Block Garden Bench

This is a great budget option for your garden if you are looking for a place to sit and enjoy nature but also you are on a tight budget this is for you.  Get the details: bhg.com

 Concrete Block Garden Bench
photo:bhg.com

2. DIY Outdoor Bench – in less than an hour

This bench is perfect for a porch or patio; I just love the industrial-type look that mixes with comfort when you add some nice cushions. Get the details: kaylasbasement.blogspot.co.uk

 DIY Outdoor Bench - in less than an hour
photo:kaylasbasement.blogspot.co.uk

3.  Sofa Bed

A sofa bed made of 42 concrete blocks painted white. I like the extra storage space in the hollow blocks where you can place shoes. Get the details: claudiopaguiar.blogspot.co.uk

Sofa Bed
photo:claudiopaguiar.blogspot.co.uk

4. DIY Cinder Block Table

This is an ideal desk for all you minimalists out there. It’s also really quick and easy to make: you just need four blocks and a wooden board. Get the details: themerrythought.com

DIY-Cinder-Block-Table

5.  Concrete Block Vertical Planters

This is a great way to add an inexpensive wall planter feature to your backyard. the great thing about this is you can set the wall up to how you like so many designs are possible. Get the details: urbangardensweb.com

Concrete Block Vertical Planters
photo:urbangardensweb.com

6. Concrete Vase

You don’t have to wait for a special occasion to use your block as a centerpiece, you can paint the block and turn it into a vase to brighten up any part of your home or garden, You can even get your kids to design one.  Get the details: designimprovised.com

Concrete Vase
photo:designimprovised.com

7.  Concrete block outdoor stairs

What a creative idea to use concrete blocks for steps!  Get the details: vizimac.com

Concrete block outdoor stairs
photo:Vizimac

8. Concrete Block Bed Base

A clever idea from Commune designer Chau Truong: a bed base made from concrete blocks in a simple, spare Los Angeles apartment.  Get the details: remodelista.com

Concrete Block Bed Base

9. Cinder block bookshelf

This has got to be one of the easiest book cases you can make Stack the concrete blocks and use two wood planks and you’ll have a nice bookshelf in no time.  Get the details: newzealanddesignblog.com

Cinder block bookshelf
photo:newzealanddesignblog.com

10. Cinder block garden furniture set

Use cinder blocks to build yourself a garden furniture set, This would be great around a bbq during the summer months. Get the details: ispaci.com

Cinder block garden furniture set
photo:ispaci.com

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