Cinder blocks are large rectangular bricks commonly used in construction. But these inexpensive and sturdy building materials can also be utilized for many home and garden DIY projects.
Cinder blocks (that you can get at any building supply store) can be used to create a lot of interesting things such as benches, media units, planters and even beds. Here are 30 DIY cinder block ideas which will forever change the way you look at these concrete masonry units.
Glass and Concrete Coffee Table
Cinder Block Centerpieces
Just place a glass container or vase in the middle of the concrete block and arrange your flowers.
This cinder block desk is very easy to make and only requires 4 blocks and a wooden board.
via The Merrythought
Cinder Block Planter Bar
via Design Sponge
For the outside enjoyment the cinder block benches are perfect for sitting purposes.
via Lena Sekine
via Be Happy Be Me
Cinder Block Platform Bed
You can build a cool platform bed using cinder blocks as the base.
Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed
A cinder block garden bed is an easy-to-make and long-lasting alternative to more traditional raised garden beds made of wood.
via Savvy Gardening
Cinder Block Fire Pit
Design and build your own custom-sized fire pit using cinder blocks.
via Villa Pacis
Cinder Block Stairs
via The Figure 5
Cinder Block Bookshelf
A bookshelf constructed of cinder blocks and boards provides practical and economical storage for your magazines, books, CDs and vinyl records.
Cinder Block Bedside Table
via Cara Corey
via Maiko Nagao
via Parka Avenue
Small Cinder Block Grill
Ideal for the preparation of some quick food.
Garden Potting Bench
Firewood Rack From 2 Cinder Blocks and 4 2×4’s
Cinder Block Plant Stand
Cinder Block Room Divider
Portable Outdoor Fireplace
Cinder Block Garden
Big Shipping Pallet And Concrete Block Outdoor Table
via Improvised Life
Cinder Block Furniture Set With Armchairs And A Couch
Cinder Block Fence
If you feel that the cinder block fence is too drab for your taste, then you can add some color to the blocks.
Cinder Block Wine Rack
As you can see, the possibilities for using cinder blocks in your home & garden are virtually limitless…