DIY Cinder Block Table

Cinder Block Table @themerrythought I have been working hard to clean out and streamline my apartment lately. My “dining room”/breakfast nook area off my kitchen had a big table in it that was hardly ever used – the ceiling in there is pretty short so it feels cramped when there’s a lot of stuff or people in there. My living room is a better room for hosting so that’s where we usually eat when people come over. I finally decided to get rid of the table taking up most of this area and make a little space that I would actually use! I really wanted to make a big version of the hanging table but I knew my landlord wouldn’t be thrilled with me drilling more holes in the ceiling. So I grabbed some cinder blocks and whipped up this table. It’s the perfect spot for breakfast on lazy days or editing photos on late nights – plus the cinder blocks are great for extra storage and display!
Cinder Block Table @themerrythought All you need are four cinder blocks (under $2 at Lowe’s) and a board cut to size for your space. Stack them and you’re good to go!
Cinder Block Table @themerrythought Cinder Block Table @themerrythought Cinder Block Table @themerrythoughtIt’s super simple and it’s perfect for what I need right now! Until I have a house and the space for a big table that my dad will surely build for me… 😉

What do you think about using cinder blocks in your home decor? I’m thinking of making some shelving units using them!

xo. Caitlin

  • KatiWednesday, May 21, 2014 - 10:31 am

    Wow, this is such a cool idea. I have already seen many diy table ideas but never with cinder blocks.ReplyCancel

  • maizehuttonWednesday, May 21, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    We used to make these as book shelves for our college dorm room. Back in the day.ReplyCancel

  • RebeccaWednesday, May 21, 2014 - 9:12 pm

    this is really cool! I love that the cinder blocks give you some extra shelf space.ReplyCancel

  • HildeWednesday, June 11, 2014 - 5:58 am

    I’ve actually been toying with the idea of making something similar for my living room table. I’d probably go quite nicely with my industrial spool table I’ve already got in there!ReplyCancel

  • AlisonFriday, June 20, 2014 - 1:41 pm

    It looks like you placed this on a carpeted surface. I just did this for my guest room/office and the carpet is making the cinder blocks a little rickety. Any advice on how to secure them or level them out? Thanks!

    XO Alison

    • Caitlin McGrathMonday, June 23, 2014 - 4:39 pm

      Hmm… I didn’t have any trouble because the carpet that mine is on is really low. I would probably try a small piece of wood or a wedge under the front of the cinderblock to help lean everything back towards the wall a bit for stability.ReplyCancel

      • AlisonSunday, June 29, 2014 - 7:02 pm

        Thanks! I was able to get the table to be a little more steady – I spaced the cinder blocks apart slightly bit further, and once I put the computer monitor and a few other things on top, it became much more sturdy. Will post some pics soon!ReplyCancel

  • Odry SoutherlandWednesday, May 4, 2016 - 2:31 pm

    can you tell me the measure for the cinderblocks and the board?ReplyCancel

    • Caitlin McGrathTuesday, May 10, 2016 - 1:45 pm

      The cinderblocks were just the standard size they had at Lowe’s. The board is 12″ wide and 4′ long.ReplyCancel

  • DeeSaturday, September 3, 2016 - 7:22 am

    Wonderful idea!! You just cut my expense to a fraction of what I was going to spend to create a bookcase and desk!! This idea solves my problems! Thank you!

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