Cinder blocks don’t vary much in cost regardless of the type. While some capstones can cost as little as 95 cents apiece, the average cost of a cinder block is $1 to $3 each. They come in a variety of sizes and configurations and densities. But as a general rule of thumb a two cell 8″ x 8″ x 16″ block should be about 30-35 lbs. There are light weight blocks which are maybe 28 lbs or so.
Let’s make something using Cinder Blocks:
DIY Outdoor Seating. If you choose to paint the cinder blocks and lumber, do this first. Give it a few hours to dry. Then assemble the cinder blocks in a way that the middle row has 3 openings. When you have it the way you want, use the construction glue to hold it together. Tutorial: DIY Outdoor Seating
Cinder Block Grill. Charcoal makes a meal so tasty. This grill you can make for just $3. Why spend $100’s for a grill when you can make one yourself. Tutorial: The Story of a $3.00 Grill
Outdoor Succulent Bench. A simple cinder block bench with succulents planted in the cinder block holes. Tutorial: Outdoor Succulent Bench
Raised Bed Garden. If you are looking for raised bed garden designs, look no further! This raised garden is one of the easiest plans you can do! Tutorial: Raised Bed Garden
Cinderblock Succulent Planter. If you use all new cinderblocks, the effect will be more sleekly contemporary, whereas mixing up old and new like we did will give you more of a shabby chic kind of look. I do hope you try this project for yourself–it’s easy, it’s inexpensive and fun! Tutorial: Cinderblock Succulent Planter