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    DIY Cinder Block Bench

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    DIY Cinder Block Bench

    Too many people find themselves intimidated by DIY projects. They go their whole lives buying what they need and never making anything, so they tend to think DIY projects are difficult and time-consuming.

    Although that's certainly true in some cases, this video is a great example of how many DIY projects are so easy anyone can do it. Especially when it comes to cinder blocks. They have so many uses!

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    In this project, you'll be using them to make a bench. Here's what you need:

    The steps are as follows:

    1. Put two cinder blocks next to each other longways with the holes on the top and bottom.
    2. Add a second layer and use construction adhesive to make them stick.
    3. Be sure to use more construction adhesive for the next two steps and give it time to set.
    4. Add a third layer with the block facing the opposite direction so the holes are on the sides.
    5. Add a fourth layer of just one upright block on each side with the holes on the sides.
    6. Slide the 4x4s through the holes in the blocks.
    7. Add some cushions and pillows.

    I can't imagine anyone having trouble with this project. Watch the video by Cottage Life DIY below to see it done.

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      17 thoughts on “DIY Cinder Block Bench”

      1. I think this is so creative and it motivates to tackle this project. Thank you for a innovative way to make a bench that is not costly

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      2. The back held on this, with the cinderblocks not being flat on the edge? We have these same time of cinder blocks and wondering how it will hold when seated back on it. we dont want to fall out backwards. lol

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        • It should be okay if you use plenty of construction adhesive to hold it in place. Another option is to lay two cinder blocks on top of each other (instead of one standing upright).

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      3. Oh for the love of Pete… This has got to be the worst advice I’ve seen yet. First time someone leans back on this poorly constructed shamble is going for a tumble. Why do people think that this is something that will work?

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        • Well, Beau Peeps, to be quite honest – this is NOT a “poorly constructed shamble”, and it does in fact work. If you read the instructions, you will see that construction adhesive is used, and this particular adhesive creates a very strong bond. I know someone who has had the same set-up for 4 years. Their benches are put to use nearly every weekend throughout the summer and fall, and they have not had one single issue. I suggest refraining from making criticizing remarks until you are sure you have your facts straight.

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        • You are correct. There is an inherent weakness. It isn’t the adhesive-you can use epoxy that’s many times stronger than the block. It’s the block itself. They’re not nearly as strong as some people think. And their strength is to resist vertical compression. I would consider using 2 horizontal blocks for the back if I built this. And I wouldn’t skimp on the adhesive in any case. I’d also fill the lower blocks with concrete to lower the center of gravity, or just buy solid blocks.

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      4. i suggest that you use waterproof materials for padding or cushions they last forever and easy to sew. better than running around trying to beat the rain

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