How To Use Cement Blocks In Practical Outdoor Projects

Concrete or cement blocks can be repurposed in numerous ways to create a lot of interesting things such as benches, media units, planters and even beds. We already explored some of those options and today we’re going to focus only on projects for the outdoors, since it’s spring and beautiful outside.

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Let’s start with this lovely structure which is a bar that also has built-in planters. The base is the most interesting part. It’s made of a series of cement blocks positioned in such a way that 7 planters were included in the structure.{found on huntedinterior}.

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And speaking of planters, cement blocks can be used to make some freestanding ones as well. You can use them to decorate the entryway stairs, display them at the front door or decorate the terrace, deck or garden with them.{found on remodelista}.

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If you like color and playing with all sorts of different designs, then here’s a way to decorate your cement block planters and make them more interesting. Use painter’s tape to create a pattern and then spray paint it using neon colors or any colors you like.{found on modernlywed}.

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Or here’s another really interesting idea. Build a series of cement block planters that form a big, complex structure with an interesting geometric design. You can take your time and arrange the blocks in all sorts of ways until you get the look you want.{found on inhabitliving}.

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And in case you don’t want to use the blocks as freestanding planters, include in the design of your garden or your flower beds. You can build a small fence for the flowers or trees and the blocks can double as planters for small plants and flowers.

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These cinder blocks can also be sued to build raised flower beds. You can make them in any shape you want and as big as you want. Decorate your garden or around the pathway.

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In need of a set of stairs for your outdoor area? Build some from cement blocks. Use rocks and soil to position them and to get the structure you want. Fill the holes with gravel and soil to make the steps comfortable to use.

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When it’s so beautiful outside, it’s a shame to cook indoors and miss out on all the sun and the great weather. So build yourself an outdoor kitchen. Use cement blocks to make a sturdy base and add the countertops.{found on bhg}.

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For the garden or back yard, you could build a compost area. This one is a two-part cement block structure. Give each side a function or just use them both the same way.{found on caracorey}.

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Also useful and easy to make, this project is something you can complete in just a few minutes. It’s a homemade kindling dryer which pretty much helps you start a fire by giving you what you need in a practical fashion. To build this thing you need two cement blocks and four pieces of wood.

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But let’s move on to some more complex projects such as this comfortable patio sofa which you can also build out of some cement blocks and some wooden beams. You can make it as big or as small as you want and adjust the design however you wish.

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Or you can only use a bunch of these cement blocks to build the base for your outdoor sofa. There’s no need for wooden beams or anything else. Just make sure the base is stable and durable.{found on bhg}.

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A set of six cement blocks can be used to form the base for an outdoor bench or console table. Use it in the garden, on the deck or in the back yard. You can put planters on it or decorate it however else you want. The top is made of wood.{found on linapalandet}.

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Also, you can use wooden boards and cement blocks to build a nice seating area around the firepit in your back yard. It’s really simple and you can customize and adapt the design in lots of different ways so it suits your space.