Creating a cinder block bench is a quick and easy DIY project that uses common materials to dress up your outdoor space and give your guests a place to sit. In this Backyard Life video, home improvement expert Danny Lipford of Today’s Homeowner shares just how easy this project can be.
Cinder Block Bench Materials:
- All you’ll need to construct your bench are 12 cinder blocks, four 4×4 pressure-treated posts, construction adhesive and a tape measure.
Building the Cinder Block Bench:
- Choose a smooth, level spot to lay out your cinder blocks (six per side). On each side, stack two side-by-side columns of three cinder blocks. As you stack them, use construction adhesive between the layers to bond them together.
- When you reach the third row, slide the 4×4 posts through the holes in the blocks to form the seat. Be sure to sand off any splinters on the post, and measure to make sure the overhang on each side is consistent. You’ll want your bench to be as neat-looking as it is functional. Now take a seat and enjoy your new outdoor space feature!