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


 

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.

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, video game 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.

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 fact, 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.

2 Comments

  1. naomi gruer March 31, 2015
  2. prhayz March 29, 2015

Which one did you like?