Chim Chimney Block Benches – Tru Tales

Trudy from Tru Tales is so clever! Look at these awesome benches using chimney blocks. I love that they break down for winter storage too. Here is her tutorial:


These are the benches I made for the play area in our yard for the Grandchildren. I made 4 of them, 2 for each of the corners by the driveway, rather than have a fence. I was going for a look that would be cohesive with my landscape and not look totally playground. These break down for winter storage, because they had to be out of the way for snow removal.
Here’s how I did them.
Make 2 for each corner you want them in.
2X6X8 Pressure Treated Boards (2 for each bench)
1X4X8 Pressure Treated Boards (3 for each bench)
2″ Coated Deck Screws (I used 3 in each
area of the 2X6s, total of 30)
1 1/4″ Coated Deck Screws (I used 2 in each area
of the 1X4s, 10 for each board, total of 60)
Chimney Blocks (2 for each bench)
Exterior Latex Paint
Deck Stain and Sealer
Power Miter Saw or Table Saw
Power Drill
Small Square
Corner clamps or Band Clamp
Pipe Clamps
Paint Brush or Roller



Some pics of the final product

Great job Trudy! I think they look amazing – such a fun addition to your outside play area! Love it!
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