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DIY Cinder Block Lounger

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I had a bunch of old cinder blocks from a fire pit that I’m redoing, so I searched Pinterest to see if there were any ways to reuse them.  Sure enough, there were so many cool ideas. But the one that really stood out to me was a DIY Cinder Block Lounger. 

DIY Cinder Block Lounger Our Crafty Mom

I put this together myself in about 2 hours.

The most difficult part for me was carrying the 8ft posts to the back yard. Not easy with a bad back!

But there is always a great feeling of accomplishment when the project is finished.

Here is what you need to make your own cinder block lounger.

Supplies needed for a Cinder Block Lounger:

  • 4- 4x4x8 posts
  • 12-cinder blocks
  • Paint of your choice
  • Deep seating lounge cushion

How to Make a Cinder Block Lounger

This is so easy to make once you have the supplies. You can paint your cinder blocks any color you like, or leave them natural.

I went with black paint. The cinder blocks soak up the paint so be sure to use an outdoor spray paint with primer built-in.

Simply put 6 cinder blocks on each end about 7 feet apart on a flat surface.

Put the posts through the opening and add your cushion. Simple as that! Enjoy!

Cinder Block Bench Our Crafty Mom

The cushion is from Ocean State Job Lot and it’s the perfect size. It is called a chaise lounge cushion.

Cinder Block Lounger Our Crafty Mom

You may be able to get more creative with your cushions. I don’t sew so I was limited with what I could use.

For the cost and ease of the project, I am very happy with how it turned out.

DIY Cinder Block Lounger Our Crafty Mom
DIY Cinder Block Lounger outside

This could also be used around a fire pit and could easily sit 4 people. Use the side to hold drinks!

What do you think about this easy DIY cinder block lounger? Is it something you could see yourself making?

A colorful one would be great! I had a few left and made painted garden planters.


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Heather High

Saturday 12th of August 2023

Do you think I could put my current flat outdoor lounge chairs on the blocks ? They don’t have legs and they are are to keep clean underneath so I’d like to lift them off the ground. Yours look great! Thanks!


Saturday 12th of August 2023

Yes! In fact, my dad did that a few years back. He lives in the country and some of the backyard gets muddy. I'm not sure how many you would need, but he has had no issues. Good luck!

Michelle James

Sunday 20th of April 2014

Thank you for commenting! I would love to join your link party! See you Friday!

Creative Dream

Saturday 19th of April 2014

Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party

Michelle James

Thursday 17th of April 2014

Hi Brenda. I used a rust oleum spray paint with primer in a gloss black. I did give it 3 coats and then a clear sealer. Hopefully it will hold up. It was so easy to put together and would look great against a wall to with back cushions. Thanks hope you give it a try!

Brenda Hyde

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

Hi:) What type of paint did you use? How many coats? I always thought they wouldn't take paint all that great, but I love what you did!

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