How To Repurpose Concrete Blocks – Awesome DIY Projects To Try

In case you’ve decided to build your own house, then once you’re finished you’re bound to have some leftover concrete blocks. If this is not the case, then you can still find concrete blocks in your local stores. You’re probably wondering why the interest for these items. Well, we found a few very interesting ideas for ways in which you can repurpose these concrete blocks and build furniture or decorative pieces.

Bench.

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For example, you can make a bench for the deck or garden using concrete blocks. You need 12 blocks and 4 pieces of lumber to slip in the openings. You should also use adhesive. Put a mattress on the bench to make it comfortable. A lovely thing about the bench is that the concrete blocks also serve as a side tables.{found on kaylasbasement}.

Outdoor Kitchen.

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Another wonderful idea is to build yourself an outdoor kitchen. Reuse or repurpose old materials such as concrete blocks and leftover wood. You’ll be able to build these counter spaces and prep areas. Also, you can use the surface as a bar or table.{found on bhg}.

Concrete Shelves.

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Need some more shelves in your home? Then make some. These are made using cinder blocks. You need four big blocks and 2 small ones and two wooden shelves. You can build such a storage and display system for the entrance, home office, garage, etc.

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Here’s a similar design. This time the blocks were used to create a shelving system for the living area. There’s enough space for the TV, speakers and lots of other things too. Underneath you can use boxes or creates and the middle shelf is perfect for storing books.

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For the living room, you can also make something like this. It’s a simple piece built with four concrete blocks and two wooden shelves. Place it near the sofa and it use it to store magazines, books and decorations.{found on aptt}.

Platform Bed.

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Another unusual idea can be to use these concrete blocks in the bedroom. Use them to raise the bed and take the opportunity to also get some extra storage space for things like shoes or other small items. You can use this idea if you have a bedroom with an industrial design or with some rustic touches.{found on designsponge}.

Concrete Planters.

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A very simple and interesting idea is to use concrete blocks to make planters. First create a layout you like and then use adhesive to secure it. Use wire mesh for the blocks in which you’ll be adding soil and plants to create a base.{found on designsponge}.

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Here’s another simple design, great for the entrance, deck, terrace or garden. You can rearrange the blocks/planters as you wish and change the layout and design. You can also use them separately as individual planters.

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Make a concrete block planter wall and give it any shape you want. For one similar you’ll need 30 rectangular blocks and 7 half blocks. Cover the holes in the blocks with concrete stepping stones cut to size. Feel free to customize the design according to your own needs and preferences. This one is an L-shaped planter wall.{found on freewebs}.