Cinder Block Bench

After finishing our Cinder Block Sandbox I still had TONS of cinder blocks left over.  I wanted to make something that was usable, so I decided to make a Cinder Block Bench for our back porch.  It was super easy and super cheap (since I already had all of the Cinder Blocks).

I stacked the cinder blocks where I wanted them.  I used 1 1/2 x 5 cinder blocks to make the base.

I wanted some cushion for the seat.  So I went to JoAnn’s and picked up some 2 inch foam and I picked up some vinyl at Hobby Lobby.  I used the same vinyl that I redid my Step Stool Chairs in. I also used some old plywood that we had around the house.

To make the cushion you first cute the plywood down to the size you want.  You then put the Foam on top and the Vinyl on top of the foam.  Then you just staple everything to the plywood.

I did the corners last just to make sure they looked the same and looked neat.

 The cushion fits perfectly on the cinder blocks.  For the cushions I made covers for 2 king size pillows and several 17×17 accent pillows.  You can find the tutorial for the pillows HERE.

I really liked how the bench turned out.  It is actually really comfortable and is really nice not have those cinder blocks stacked up where my kids can get hurt!