DIY Cinder Block Bench
Since we moved in, I’ve always known I wanted to make it a fire pit area with bench type seating.(The top of that picture is what my backyard looked like a few months ago *shudders* The bottom is now with the new Cinder Block Bench.)I kept looking around, scanning Pinterest and the internet for benches on a budget or DIY variations and finally came across the idea of cinder block planters and cinder block benches.I didn’t find many corner cinder block benches that were what I wanted except for this one from Zest It Up that I drew most of my inspiration from.On each side, I used 5 double cinderblocks and 3 singles, then I added one extra single cinder block in front to just act as an extra planter.
How To Make A DIY Concrete Block Planter Box
Create an outdoor space you’ve been dreaming of by adding a simple, yet gorgeous DIY concrete block planter box to your patio or flower garden.DIY DIFFICULTY LEVEL | EasyMaterials List For How To Make A DIY Concrete Block Planter BoxMaterials Note:A standard concrete block is listed at 16x8x3, but will actually measure 16 ⅝” x 7 ⅝” x 3 ⅝”.How To Make A DIY Concrete Block Planter Box Step By StepStep 1.Add Drainage Control And Pot Your Concrete Block Planter BoxFill the bottom of the planter box with gravel, rocks or old paver stones.You may be wondering about the safety of planting vegetables or herbs in a DIY cinder block planter or concrete block planters.
Backyard DIY Projects : Cinder Blocks
A backyard is your private sanctuary, and depending on where your home is located, can be your only retreat to be immersed in natural elements.Dedicating time and creative energy into your backyard will provide a space to nurture yourself in a peaceful environment.By using repurposed materials, you are both saving funds, and succeeding in moving away from a consumerist lifestyle.Check out these DIY projects for the backyard utilizing cinder blocks to make planters, garden beds, benches, and tables!.Stay tuned for next weeks Backyard DIY Project!
Billie's DIY cinder block planter
Cool concrete-block planter bench How toBillie Hayman shows us her simple, but sturdy concrete block bench that transformed into a very cool place to grow flowers.Advertisement Billie Hayman’s now perfect display spaceTwelve double cinder blocks make the base.Four blocks, two stacked for each of the two ‘arms.’ Six make up the seat and twelve blocks stack to form the back of Billie Hayman’s ‘comfy’ block bench.So I moved it behind my concrete bench to get some sun!”More on ‘our’ style garden benches:New garden benches using old salvaged materials!How to build simple garden benches for freeHow to make a bench and planter from old bed frames
DIY Cinder Block Planters
A while back I shared a tutorial to build a Pretty Cool Garden Bench In Less Than An Hour…As you can see, the main building material for this super easy to make bench is cinder blocks.So that got me thinking, “what else could be made with cinder blocks.” After a little searching, I found that you can put together some pretty cool planters with them.And depending on your space, you can extend your cinder block planter pretty much as far as you’d like.To see more cinder block planting ideas, follow the link below…More Cinder Block Planting Ideas ==> Top 10 Best Cinder Block PlantersCheers!Then stay tuned for more fun & fabulous DIY ideas and inspirations!
DIY with Cinder Blocks
Cinder blocks: They are inexpensive, reliable, and strong but are light enough to be easily used in DIY projects.The hollow center reduces blocks’ overall weight and, in construction projects, allows room for insulation.DIYers can take advantage of cinder blocks’ design, leveraging it to build strong yet easy-to-assemble structures at home or in the yard.MAKE A BIRDHOUSELowe’s Creative Ideas shows how to use the empty space within a cinder block to create a little living space for your avian friends.Plus, the open structure of the cinder blocks allows for easy insertion of stakes, trellises, and other supports.
Make Vertical Cinder Block Planters
I also got fancy and turned cinder blocks into outdoor furniture with this cinder block bench and these concrete block planter boxes as accent pieces!Is It Safe To Put Plants In Cinder Block Planters?Growing Healthy Plants In Cinder Block PlantersPlants can grow well in cinder block planters.Length Of Time To Make A Cinder Block Planters WallThis project will take a minimum of 3 days in perfect weather.This will tell you what size to cut the bottoms for the rest of the cinder block planters to.
Make This Inexpensive And Modern Outdoor DIY Succulent Planter
Matthew Russo of aCreativeTraveler has created an easy DIY project to make an inexpensive outdoor succulent planter.Using cinder blocks, landscaping fabric, cactus soil, and succulents, Matthew created a video tutorial that shows you how to make a unique planter system.The cinder block planter is perfect for your deck, patio, or a corner in your garden as it’s fully customizable depending on where you want to place it.Watch the video tutorial below to find out how to make your own planters.In conclusion, if you have a few hours free, some cinder blocks, soil, plants, and a few other items, you can have your own succulent corner.
DIY Outdoor Seating-Cinder Block Bench
Here is a simple project that will get your surprised and amazed how easy a creative outdoor seating can be made!Such a great piece of outdoor garden furniture can be built from only a few building materials stored in the yard, and he final result is definitely a welcome addition to the garden’s overall design.Materials you’ll need:12 cinderblocks (6 for each side)4 pieces of 4″ x 4″ x 10 ft. lumbera comfortable blue long cushionblue paintconcrete adhesiveThe required steps are very simple and so easy to implement.See all details in the link below..Lena Sekine Blog – DIY Outdoor Seating
How to Update a Concrete Block Wall to a Wood Slat Garden Wall with Plantersby Steve & Kathy from The Garden GloveHey Remodelaholics!Today we are going to share with you our really cool DIY plant wall.So let’s get to the details on how to build our modern and amazing DIY Living Plant Garden Wall!We built this plant wall over an existing concrete block wall.(See photos of finished garden wall, it will make sense when you see it.)
DIY Wood and Cinder Block Bench
DIY Wood and Concrete Block BenchAs you can see from my curb appeal design board below, my plans for my front yard curb appeal project include a DIY wood and cinder (also known as concrete) block bench.I got the idea for my DIY wood and concrete block bench from Fab Everyday.The area in which I wanted to place my bench is very sloped, so I needed a more sturdy configuration of concrete blocks for my bench.Before I settled on using a rectangular base of concrete blocks for the bench, I was planing to have a column of concrete blocks on either side of the bench.DIY Wood and Concrete Block Bench Materials(12) 16-inch x 12-inch x 12-inch concrete blocks (at approxiately $1.61 each)(2) 1/4 in.
DIY Cinder Block Garden Projects Instructions
Concrete, cinder and cement blocks are really a cost friendly material to work with for home and garden projects.Garden BenchAn outdoor garden bench is a seat, and some means to support that seat.Image and Instructions: Lenasekine ; Fab EverydayTop 10 Unexpected DIY Concrete Block Furniture Projects [Picture Instructions]–>> https://t.co/tt2p3oXtbx pic.twitter.com/zrZnAEJL5C — Marvin (@diyhowto_org) April 20, 201603.Cinder Block Planter WallA smart and inexpensive way to add wall planter feature to your garden and backyard.Cinder Block Planter BarAdd a solid wood top to the cinder block planters to make an outdoor bar.
Cinder Block Bench, Table, and More
We’ve found some awesome projects for you to try: a cinder block bench, coffee table, planters, and more!Here are 12 awesome DIY projects to try this spring:We like using ShapeCrete for the more creative projects.DIY 3D Cinder Block Planter Wall4.DIY Cinder Block and Wood Bench9.DIY Cinder Block Planter and Outdoor Bar10.
DIY Painted Cinder Block Planters
She’s not the ruffles and bows type of girl so I knew I needed to find a style of decor that would be more “modern”.I knew I wanted cacti and succulents in place of flowers and I knew we needed centerpieces.But when I got to the hardware store I was blown away that every pot I wanted was over $20!By the time I bought succulents and the pots each centerpiece would cost over $50–and that just wasn’t in the budget.When I stumbled on the hardscape isle, the cinder blocks jumped out at me.
These Bricks Make Building Raised Garden Beds Simple
Being a Wirecutter writer, I'd love to tell you that I obsessively researched the subject before building my garden beds.Why a raised garden bed?Building a raised bed allows you to create the soil mix you want from scratch.“It was also a more interesting shape, and she kinda liked that.”Here’s how to build a raised garden bed with Oldcastle blocks.Here are a few extra tips that may help improve the stability and longevity of your raised garden beds:Double-check your measurements.
28 Best Ways to Use Cinder Blocks
The many ways to use cinder blocks are quick, creative, and functional!28 Constructive and Creative Cinder Block ProjectsWith most of these cinder block using ideas, you won’t need much in the way of fancy tools and expensive devices.Think about a platform bed or a dividing wall; the possibilities and ways to use cinder blocks are endless!Check out these 28 ways to use cinder blocks and get ready to start creating!Super Simple Cinder Block Garden Bench3.
DIY Cinder Block Plant Bench
I’m sharing a new easy backyard DIY project today: how to make a cinder block plant bench!Our potted herb collection started to exceed what we could fit in our hanging potted herb garden, so we decided to build a cinder block plant stand to coordinate with our DIY cinder block bench and our cinder block raised garden bed (which are still going strong after 7 years).What you need to make a cinder block plant standHow to make a cinder block plant benchThis cinder block plant stand is basically a mini DIY concrete block bench.In fact, it’s about half the size of our cinder block garden bench, so it doesn’t take up much space.We can easily fit 4-5 plant pots (the ones shown are between 7″ and 10″ tall) on top of our cinder block plant stand, and there’s room for more underneath the bench.
Create More Outdoor Seating With a DIY Cinderblock Bench
I of course decided to make my own and this spiffy new DIY cinderblock bench was born.Did I mention that making your own outdoor cinderblock bench is really cheap and easy?Create More Outdoor Seating With a DIY Cinderblock BenchVideo Tour of DIY Outdoor Concrete Brick BenchCheck out this episode of DIY This With Jennifer Perkins I hosted for DIY Network where I give you the full tour of my cute concrete bench and explain a bit about how I made the whole thing.Step 1 Make a Row of CinderblocksThe first step in making your new DIY patio bench is laying out the shape.Step 6 Give Your Cinderblock Bench Arm RestsA third brick on each end gives a more finished look to your patio bench.
Concrete thinking: How to make mod, stackable sculptures with
Concrete thinking: How to make mod, stackable sculptures with concrete blocksJuly 2022 update: We’re using some new colors and experimenting with a different (and exciting) shape of concrete block plant stands.Concrete blocks come in many different sizes shapes and can double as planters.(Instructions and reasoning in a minute…)Our use of concrete blocks was inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, who used patterned concrete blocks extensively — most notably in his “textile block” houses like the Ennis property in LA.It is nearly impossible to clean stains off of bare concrete blocks due to its porosity.Wash the dirt from your concrete blocks with a strong jet of water.
Evolution of the Backyard Patio
We moved into our current house in 2013 and the backyard patio was a cement slab surrounded by 2 giant rows of bushes.Up until now, I’ve only mentioned the cement patio side of our backyard.Here’s what we wanted with our backyard planThe kids love and use the cement slab patio every single day.I put the red “X” on our cement slab patio to give you a reference point.Here’s a little sneak peek of the backyard patio.
Stenciled Cinder Block Planter Tutorial
I just randomly painted each cinder block with a different stencil color combo until they were all painted.And it fits seamlessly with this DIY Cinder Block Planter project!We snagged ourselves a bag from Lowes, and got our hands dirty planting Azaleas and Pansies in our Cinder Block Planter!I should have waited to take my pictures of my new Cinder Block Planter!And of course please let me know if you make one of these cinder block planters!
DIY Herb Garden
Simple, easy do-it-yourself herb garden made out of cinder blocks and old wooden boards.Originally Published On: November 14, 2016 Last Updated On: May 11, 2020Construction of the Herb GardenI decided I want a few big planter areas in the bottom of the herb garden.Updates to the Herb GardenUPDATE: December 30, 2016We finally ordered fill dirt and also turned all the dirt over in the old garden.For now, they are sitting on the herb garden.I feel like it gives the herb garden a more cohesive look.
3 DIY Cinder Block Projects
3 DIY Cinder Block Projects by Lynn Lilly, May 03 2017Spring is here and it is time to spruce up your outdoor spaces.Whether you have extra cinder blocks or are looking for inexpensive ideas to dress up your outdoor spaces these 3 DIY projects are easy and affordable.Cinder Block PlanterCost: $15You will need 8-10 cinder blocks.Cinder Block Gardening ShelfCost: $15Use 8 cinder blocks and 4 sturdy pieces of wood to create a double shelf that is perfect for gardening or grill supplies.Cinder Block BenchCost: $50To create the bench you will need 12 cinder blocks, (6) 6ft posts, liquid nails, cushions (optional).