3 Simple and Innovative Cinderblock Projects
Playing with blocks gets a grown-up spin.
Maybe you’ve always thought of cinderblocks as something a construction worker uses to build big walls and buildings out of. You’re not wrong, but cinderblocks are much more capable and far less complicated than they seem. Just think of them as big kid building blocks that's budget-friendly to boot.
Bench Potting Stand
Make your porch a dreamy jungle escape by building a tiered plant stand using cinderblocks. Start by laying six blocks out on a drop cloth and painting them green. Once dry, place four blocks upright in your desired location, two in tandem on each side. Place a 16-inch wide board cut to 4 feet in length across the blocks. Place the remaining two blocks on top of the board with a second board on the very top. This board should only measure 8 inches in width. Once completed, fill with all the necessities for potting plants and easily remove the stand when you no longer have a use for it.
To build a modern tiered planter for your porch, start by placing six cinderblocks on a drop cloth and spray-painting dark charcoal. Once dry, place a sheet of plastic in your desired location and arrange the cinderblocks on top. Get creative with your stacking, ensuring plenty of surfaces for the plants to sit on and in. Once you have a design you’re satisfied with, cut off the excess of the plastic with a utility knife, and get to decorating.
Create an effective and unique firewood stacker by placing two cinderblocks on the ground side-by-side and placing 1x4 boards in each of the holes with the boards pointing outward. Now, just nest your wood inside the boards to keep it dry and orderly, and when you no longer need it, it's a cinch to take down!