Building 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 cement blocks, four 4×4 pressure-treated posts, construction adhesive and a tape measure.
Steps to Build a Cinder Block Bench
- Choose your bench location.
Select a smooth, level spot to lay out your cinder blocks (six per side).
- Seal and/or Stain Your Posts
You will want to use pressure treated wood. You can also stain the wood and add additional sealer if you want. Opting for a natural wood look for your cinder block bench might be better if you plan to place your bench in a rustic setting.
- Stack Your Cement Blocks
On each side of you bench location, stack two cinder blocks side-by-side in columns of three. As you stack the blocks, use construction adhesive between the layers to bond them together.
- Add your posts
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.
- Enjoy your DIY backyard seating.
Take a seat and enjoy your new backyard living room feature!
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