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. 

We do a lot of our DIY project work on this part of our driveway, so it would be great to have a nearby spot to sit and take a break. It also has a nice view of our front yard.

Materials For How To Make A DIY Cinder Block Bench

– 14 cinder blocks – (6) 4×4 wood posts – Construction adhesive – Power washer – TSP (Trisodium phosphate) – Stix Waterborne Bonding Primer

How to Make a Cinder Block Bench Step by Step Tutorial

Step 1. Wash The Cinder Blocks

Place the cinder blocks on top of something so that they aren’t sitting on the ground. That way they don’t end up sitting in their own dirt and can dry more quickly.

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

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. Next, use a paint brush to apply the wood conditioner.

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