DIY Easy Cinder Block Bench Tutorial

DIY Easy Cinder Block Bench Tutorial | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image credits: BM Sculptures via Youtube


Admit it, fancy benches are expensive, but they would look so good on your patio that’s why you would at least want to buy one. Luckily, with this DIY cinder block bench tutorial from BM Sculptures on Youtube, you don’t need to spend a lot of your precious bucks anymore. It’s also easy to follow, and you don’t need to use power tools to make this bench. With just a quick trip to your local hardware store for the materials, then you are good to go! Check out the tutorial below.



For one bench:

  • 14 cinderblocks 8″x8″x16″
  • 6 pieces 8′ 4×4’s
  • construction adhesive
  • exterior paint (Valspar storm coat exterior)
  • paint roller
  • caulking gun
  • wood stain
  • wood sealer
  • sandpaper sponge thingy

For the upholstery

  • 4″ foam cushioning
  • fabric
  • t-50 staple gun
  • 1/4″ staples
  • 1/8″ x 4’x8′ piece of fiberboard
  • handsaw


Step 1

To start, smoothen out the edges of all the wood using the sandpaper sponge. Next, start staining the wood. After staining, allow around 15 minutes for the wood to soak everything in. After this, wipe off all the excess stain using a rag. Seal it using a polyurethane coating. Next, moving on with the cinder blocks, arrange them appropriately where they will fit together. Take note that place the cinder blocks where you intend to put the bench because it’s going to be extremely hard to move them around once it’s done. Once you’re done test fitting the cinder blocks, you can start gluing them up with a standard construction adhesive. Let it dry overnight. After drying overnight,  paint the cinder blocks using exterior paint (Valspar storm coat exterior).

Staining the wood with walnut stain color
Image credits: BM Sculptures via Youtube


Step 2

After painting, it’s time to place the wood into the cinder block holes. Moving on with the upholstery. Cut a 1/8″ x 4’x8′ sheet of fiberboard using a handsaw. Clean up all the sharp edges using the sandpaper sponge. Lay down the fabric with the foam cushioning and fiberboard on top. Wrap the fabric around, then secure it to the fiberboard using a staple gun. Finish stapling both sides and ends before moving on to the corners. Hammer the staples to extra secure it. Place the foam cushions on both cinder block benches to finish.

Assembling the DIY cinder block bench
Image credits: BM Sculptures via Youtube

DIY Easy Cinder Block Bench Tutorial

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