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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.