Ever wondered how to make an easy cinder block bench? I had built one years ago and it was time to fix it up. A cinder block bench is easy to create, affordable, and can be put just about anywhere.
Here’s my original bench – as you can see it was time to give it a little love.
For this project, you’ll need 3 Redwood 4x4s and you can pick the length that works for you. Start by sanding the wood on all sides. I used my Wagner PaintEater to clean off the old product and sand it down. It worked like a charm and took me only minutes to clean up a board. If the boards are uneven, then you can level them with a router or jointer. But not everyone has such tools, so you can find yours on the beginner wood routers list. But I don’t think it’s worth the trouble for a street bench.
After all the wood is sanded I wiped each board on all sides. This will clean off all the sawdust, dirt, debris, and get it ready for painting.
I started by painting the top of each board. This Flexio paint sprayer made painting so incredibly easy. I even said it was therapeutic to my family.
After I painted the top of each of the boards, I let it dry for 30 minutes.
I then rotated the boards and painted the next side. I repeated this process until all 4 sides were painted. I then repeated this process with all the boards giving them a second, then third coat.
I painted the ends of the wood as well to seal it. I just have to say that after hand painting them the first time, and this time using the paint sprayer…. it was so much faster and easier this time around!
Don’t the boards look much better? I let the boards dry completely before moving forward.
This project needs 6 cinder blocks, and you set them up in this shape. 2 stacked on top of each other and the other one is vertical behind the first 2.
Next I slid each of the boards into the top hole in the cinder blocks on either side.
We made this bench in tribute to people and pets we have lost. It’s our memorial bench.
Where would you put a bench like this in your home? Drop that in the comments!
So you know I love the Wagner Steamer, PaintEater, and Paint Sprayer…. what product do you think I want next? Go here to Wagner, look at the options, then come back and tell me in the comments what you think!
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