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.



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Cindy Rhodes
Cindy Rhodes2 years ago

Solid and it looks cool.

Dejan M. Solak
Dejan M. Solak2 years ago

Izvanredna je ideja...

Aud Nordby
Aud nordby2 years ago

clever :-)

Robert O.
Robert O.2 years ago

Interesting and original.

Heidi H.
Past Member 3 years ago

I like this - a lot.

Lynn C.
Lynn c.3 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 Gardener3 years ago

Really cool!

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton3 years ago

A novel idea - and very durable!

Isabel Ramirez
Isabel Ramirez3 years ago

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

Jay O.
Jay T. Stone3 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.