Your backyard's new best friend may be the humble, lowly cinder block. What it lacks in pizzazz it makes up for in versatility, durability and affordability. Each one costs a little more than a buck and, with some imagination, can be used in countless ways to add function and flair to your outdoor space. Here are ten DIY cinderblock ideas to steal, modify and make your own:
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All you need is a Tuna fish can, PVC pipe, Spray Paint, Dollar Store or Thrift Store Vase and candles. Beautiful walk way or patio lighting. When I made a few of these for a friends Wedding we spray painted them silver and then accented them with flowers and ribbon. I used Galvanized Pipe which is found in the plumbing department of your local hardware store. I purchased an 8' pipe for around $3.00 and cut them to length.
Dry stacked (no mortar) pizza oven weekend (1/2 day anyway) project... Used: 16 cinder blocks 1 cement board, cut in half 94 (I think) fire bricks 8 29" angle iron segments (roof support) Thanks to www.gardenfork.tv for idea!
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