Bench - Cinder Block + Wood
|Creates simple and affordable benches using cinder block and wood.
|Blocks typically sized at 16 in. long x 8 in. wide x 8 in. tall. Wood slats can but cut to desired size.
|$1.25 / block; $5-10 / board.
|Demo: 1 day to 1 month installation
|Curb Extensions / Plazas / Activated Alleys
|Use wood and cinder blocks to create a bench for seating in temporary public spaces including parklets, block length or large corner curb extensions, or wherever additional seating is needed (ex: bus stops). You can paint the wood and cinder blocks and even add soil and plants inside cinder blocks to enhance visual appeal.
|Cinder blocks can be heavy, take caution in transporting.
|Place blocks every 4 ft. for bench length for stability.
|Due to low-cost, this bench is commonly used for demonstration projects, but will last longer if need be.
|Materials can be re-used for other projects.
|Borrow or reclaim cinder blocks and use recycled wood if possible.
|Supplies can be purchased from lumber yards and/or construction supply retailers.