8 Cinder Block Projects

Lately, I have been really into cinder blocks. I have no idea where this obsession came from, but maybe it’s the fact that they are so cheap. At about 1 dollar and a handful of change, you can buy a cinder block at Lowe’s. How great is that?

For awhile now, I have been trying to figure out how to make a desk. I was either never sure what kind of an office area I wanted, or I just didn’t know what to use for the legs. Legs seem to always be the problem.

I thought of using filing cabinets, but I could never find some cheap enough. I love going to yard sales and flea markets, but I never came across any at those places. I checked Craigslist and online yard sales as well, but no luck!

I also looked at getting typical table legs at Lowe’s, but I wasn’t really in love with that idea. There wasn’t anything unique about them, and that is a no-go for me!

If I found some ideas for legs on Pinterest, they were either too expensive, or they involved too much labor, both of which are not on my list!

That is when I came across the most amazing idea of using cinder blocks for everything. Literally, everything. Right now, I am typing on a desk that is made out of a wood slab and cinder blocks. Eventually, I need to rough up the wood a little, stain it, and possibly spray paint the cinder blocks. But other than that, I absolutely love this simple, effective desk.

Today, I thought I would share some of the cinder block projects I came across, because I love them all! I foresee many projects in my future..

I apologize in advance Tony. 🙂

Let me know what you guys think!

Heart Jenn



Photo by Alan Gastelum via dwell.com

Larnie Nicolson Photographer_on Fancy NZ Design Blog 2

Photo by Larnie Nicolson via newzealanddesignblog.com


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