7 Clever Uses for Cinder Blocks. #6 is Beyond Amazing for Survival!

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4. Build an Outdoor Cinder Block Bench

Here is yet another great idea for building outdoor furniture using cinder blocks. The main advantage of this DIY project is that it can be done in half an hour with almost no tools required.

The cinder block bench is weatherproof, tough as nails and it looks great! You can decorate it even further; the only limit is your imagination.

You may want to add some paint and cushions and voila, for under $30 you can have your own customized outdoor cinder block bench, which comes handy for any occasion.

This DIY project may not be that comfy (though you could put a lot of cushions on it for support), but it's a great way to utilize those cinder blocks instead of throwing them out or giving them away.

For another clever cinder block project for your home head over to the next slide. 

Aesthetics may not be important to you post-collapse — but I promise your family will appreciate the effort! And then later, stay tuned to slide #6 — this project is ideal for when SHTF.

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  1. Justin Powell said:

    Where’s the cinder block rocket stove, should have been #1 on this list.

  2. David Strickland said:

    I didn’t want to be the$#%&!@*and say it, but those are concrete blocks, they haven’t made cinder blocks in years. And that bench is guaranteed to give you hemorrhoids, ask any construction worker, you don’t sit on those things lol. Unless you got a cardboard gasket

  3. Chris Brown said:

    Concrete blocks contain a hazardous chemical that can leech into your veggies…OK for flowers.

  4. Stephen Carter said:

    Let’s just clarify… number 6 and number 2 and any idea involving fire and cinder blocks is a horrible idea.