DIY Cinder Block Bench: Cute Outdoor Seating

A cinder block bench is a great way to add some comfort and ambience to an outdoor area, such as your patio, or garden –on the cheap.

– Cinder blocks – Wood posts – Construction adhesive – Power washer

Materials Needed:

Step 1. Wash The Cinder Blocks

Place the cinder blocks on top of something so that they aren’t sitting on the ground.

Step 2. Prime And Paint The Blocks

Spray a coat of primer onto the blocks. Make sure to thoroughly coat the cinder blocks so the pores are filled, also don’t forget to get inside the holes.

Step 3. Sand And Stain The 4x4s

First sand all of the 4×4’s using an orbital sander and 220 grit paper, and then wipe them down with a lint-free cloth.

Step 4. Lay Out The Foundation For The Concrete Block Bench

Lay the first 4 blocks at the distance you want the length of the bench seat, 2 stacked on each side.

First, make sure that everything lines up before gluing the side-facing seating blocks to the base.

Step 5. Secure The Seating Blocks To The Base

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