DIY Outdoor Bench – in less than an hour

by Rachel Baker on January 31, 2014

This is a really cool bench that can be done with used lumber. I also think one could make a cool indoor bench using the same basic idea but with the addition of some cool colors of paint to minimize the concrete block look.

I thought we (my hubby and I) could make this for a cushion I already had. The cushion was about 100in long and some pillows from a previous bench. We had gone through a down sizing and the bench became firewood but I fought to save & storage my beloved cushions, and I’m so glad I did. Anyway I asked my hubby to help me create this cinder block bench for my cushion. So we headed out to Home Depot, where we felt a little overwhelmed. Suddenly we we thinking how many blocks we were going to need and then we’d have to pick them all up, put them in the car, unload them, stack them….and suddenly we were both less motivate to create this DIY bench.

Then “it” happened, I saw something that gave us an idea. An idea of how to create a simpler, cheaper and easier bench…. That actually turned out in our opinion much cuter. I just snapped some photos and then later decided it would make a good blog post.

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