Unconventional Uses: Concrete Blocks as a Bed Base

From planters to tables, we love the many interesting ways to incorporate affordable concrete blocks into our home decor. Another unique idea: a do-it-yourself bed base, as see in this hip and minimal Los Angeles apartment.




Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes3 years ago

Solid and it looks cool.

Dejan M. Solak
Dejan M. Solak3 years ago

Izvanredna je ideja...

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby3 years ago

clever :-)

Robert O.
Robert O.3 years ago

Interesting and original.

Heidi H.
Past Member 4 years ago

I like this - a lot.

Lynn C.
Lynn C.4 years ago

I've done something similar, but instead of the blocks lying on their side, I put them upright and found a couple of hollow-core doors at the ReStore. After screwing the door together (small, flat metal ties) positioned the concrete blocks to evenly support the doors, then covered with a bed skirt I found at a garage sale and the result was 15" high storage space, between the blocks. Some cardboard boxes and I have a wonderful place to store some of my many many books. Really works well in this 121/2' X 141/2 foot room.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener4 years ago

Really cool!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

A novel idea - and very durable!

Isabel Ramirez
Isabel Ramirez4 years ago

It looks very cool!:)
I'd hate to accidentally hit my toe against that.

Jay O.
Jay T. Stone4 years ago

I like the look.

When I had my first place I used forklift crates as a base for my futon. I think it pays to recylce.