The key to creating homey touches around the house might be cinder or concrete blocks. With a little creativity, you can use cinder blocks to improve your home indoors and outdoors.
Most of these projects don’t even require construction. Just a little time and inspiration.
Here are 15 genius ways to use cinder blocks:
1) Block Computer Desk
Building a desk couldn’t be easier with cinder blocks. Just lay something underneath it so it doesn’t scratch your floor. You can even paint your blocks a funky color.
2) Block Night Stand
Who needs drawers? Cinder blocks have holes that are perfect for storing items. You can stack them or place two of the vertically with one on top of the two.
3) Cinder Block Fence
Building a fence can be such a pain in the ass. But not if you use cinder blocks. Just stack place 4 x4’s in the block’s holes.
4) Cinder Block Bar
Have you always wanted an outdoor bar? Well, you can stop dreaming and start doing. All it takes is stacking a few cinder blocks and cutting a piece of wood or use pallets for the bar top. Get the details here.
5) Outdoor Louge Couch
Beautiful outdoor furniture is just a few cinder blocks away. All you need to do is stack them. You can even add an outdoor cushion for comfort. Learn more here.
6) Outdoor Planter Wall
There are so many different designs for turning cinder blocks into a garden wall. Just stack them in different ways. Then fill their holes with soil or gravel and plants.
7) Low Bed Frame
Need a sturdy and firm bed frame? It doesn’t get firmer than using cinder blocks. Just lay them down and pop your mattress on top. Use glue rubber or felt to the bottom so it doesn’t scratch the floor and paint them to match your decor.
8) Cinder Block Birdhouse
Tired of your bird feeder getting knocked over by squirrels or the wind? Make one out of cinder blocks. Get the instructions here.
9) Vase of Floral Centerpiece
Use cinder blocks to create an inexpensive centerpiece or vase. Just fill the holes with flowers. They offer a really cool industrial look.
10) Patio Block Bench
Stack some cinder blocks and place wooden 4x4s through the top hole of the blocks. This will serve the bench top. You can add a cushion for comfort if you’d like.
11) Outdoor Lighting Display
Help keep the bugs away and give your backyard a little light. Just lay and stack your cinder blocks in the design of your choice. Place citronella candles inside the holes.
12) Cinder Block Fire Pit
Wouldn’t having a fire pit in your backyard be great? They are so easy to make with cinder blocks. Learn how to make one in the tutorial below.
Source: Sweet House
13) Cinder Block BBQ Grill
You don’t have to buy an expensive grill to be able to barbecue. Use cinder blocks to create this awesome grill. Learn how to build one here.
14) Book Shelf
If you are a book lover, you’ll need a big bookcase. You can make a really nice one with some cinder blocks. I love the look of this!
15) Block Entertainment Center
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Can’t find an entertainment center that quite right for your space? Make a customized one with cinder blocks. You’d spend hundreds paying for a customized one from a store.
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