Sunday, 29 March 2015

Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks


While most people will think about making a cinder block planter (Like those in my post: Top 10 Cinder Block Planters) there are many other things you can make with them. So I thought I would bring you ten of the very best ideas…



Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks


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Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Steps


10 – Steps


If you are the proud owner of a sloped garden why not turn some old cinder blocks into a set of steps. In fact I think it looks rather nice and you could grow grass in the middle sections!


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cat Play and hide area


9 – Cat Beds


Putting a few large cinder blocks in the garden can be a great place for cats and other wild animals to hide it. In fact those 4 concrete walls make a very safe habitat for a lot of animals.


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Chest Of Drawers


8 – Chest Of Drawers


Perfect for the storing of bits and bobs, or maybe your jewellery is this cinder block mini chest of draws. I have not seen that many 3 holed cinder blocks,  but it doesn’t matter anyway because you can just click on the image and get it made for you.


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Sofa Made with Concrete Cinder Blocks


7 – Sofa


Not only a simple sofa made from a few cinder blocks and a cheap mattress, but also a handy shoe storage unit built-in! Not many sofas can say they have that as a feature.


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Concrete Block Rocket Stove


6 – Rocket Stove


This 2 stove DIY cinder block build it pure genius and makes very clever use of otherwise strange shaped blocks. In fact this would be a good urban survival trait to learn.


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Entertainment Storage Unit


5 – Entertainment Storage Unit


If you have a lot of entertainment things like boxes, DVDs, videogame and music cases to store then entertainment storage units are not going to cut it. So why not build your own from cinder blocks!? After all they are just concrete versions of Lego.


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Bench


4 – Bench


While there isn’t a whole lot of DIY skills needed to make this bench I still think it is genius in its design. If you fancy making one yourself there is a full step-by-step making guide in the image link.


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Bedside Storage


3 – Bedside Storage


If you thought a small bedside storage unit from Ikea was cheap, try making one from cinder blocks for next to nothing. In facts if you can find some unwanted bricks from a builder’s yard it will cost you nothing at all!


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Bed Base


2 – Bed Base


You wouldn’t want to scuff your toe on it getting out of bed, but it is not as insane as you might think. It still offers storage space and is nice and airy for the mattress. Mind you, it is a bit of a pain moving the bed around the room.


Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks

Cinder Block Bird House


1 – Bird House


Take a cinder block, some board and a piece of dowel rod and you have the makings of one amazing bird house. Just remember to hang it from a very strong branch indeed.



Top 10 Things To Make With Cinder Blocks