How To Make A Modern DIY Cinder Block Bench


Have you seen the price of outdoor furniture these days? My husband and I went to a few big stores over the weekend, looking for a few extra seats for our back deck. I almost fell over when I saw the numbers on the different price tags. The moral of the story? Yard furniture is incredibly expensive these days.

source: YouTube/Cottage Life

Thankfully, you can combat those hefty retail prices with a little bit of DIY magic – even those of us (like myself) who don’t consider ourselves very creative or handy. Adam Holman of Cottage Life shows us how to make a beautiful and modern cinder block bench with some cement blocks, construction adhesive, and a few 4×4 pieces of wood.

See what I mean? You really don’t need to be handy to complete this project. In fact, you don’t even need to own a drill! Cement blocks and 4×4 pieces of wood are pretty inexpensive, and you should be able to find both (plus the adhesive that bonds the cement blocks together) at any home improvement store.