To follow up on last week’s post on our DIY Cinder Block Raised Garden Bed, I wanted to share pics and instructions for our coordinating DIY Cinder Block Bench.
We got the idea (naturally) from Pinterest. I like the way cinder blocks look, while also being cheap and easy to work with. I love the look of gray and concrete, and with cinder blocks, you don’t have to shape the concrete yourself… they are ready to go!
The bench we liked the most was this one from Kayla’s Basement. We pretty much followed her instructions, but without the cushion (I liked the zen look of the bare wood), and changing the size.
- 12 cinder blocks (I used these 8″x8″x16″ cinder blocks from Home Depot at $1.58 each)
- 4 – 4″x4″x8′ pieces of wood (I got these from Lowe’s)
- Thompson’s Waterseal
- Liquid Nails