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12 Tables Made with Cinder Blocks, Economy Edition

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Aug 07, 2014 01:13 AM
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by Julie Carlson last modified Aug 06, 2014

Cinder blocks may bring to mind grad-student shelving, but we like them as ad hoc table bases. (If it's good enough for Axel Vervoodt, it's good enough for us.) Here are a dozen good examples of low-cost, industrial-chic tables made from nothing more than hardware-store wood planks and simple cinder or concrete blocks. Above: A cinder block shelf in the San Francisco studio of Emma Dime . Above: A DIY shelf via Liden Skapelse . Above: A night table made from salvaged cinder blocks in a 400-square-foot Upper East Side apartment. Photograph by Alan Gastelum for Dwell . Above: Cinder blocks made colorful in a table at the artist-designed Playland Motel,  in Rockaway Beach, New York. Above: A DIY plant stand in the New York City apartment of The Sill founder Eliza Blank, photographed by Laura Dart for Kinfolk . Read The Sill's 10 Tips for Office Plants  on Gardenista. Above: A narrow DIY desk with a cinder block base, via The Merry Thought . Above: A simple cinder block table in the Brooklyn loft of Hannah Metz, via The Selby . Above: A cinder block bedside table, via Inside Inside . Above: A simple outdoor table by midcentury modern architect Marcel Breuer made from a rectangular slab of stone propped on a base of mortared concrete blocks. Photograph via The Improvised LIfe . Above: My own coffee table in Mill Valley, California, made from a walnut drafting-table top and four concrete blocks. Above: A coffee table made from eight stacked concrete blocks. Photograph via Kikette . Above: Legendary designer and antiques dealer Axel Vervoordt created an informal coffee table with concrete blocks and a slab of wood in this Belgian interior. For more cinder block ideas and inspiration, see DIY: Concrete Block Planters  and A Low-Cost Concrete-Block Kitchen for Serious Cooks . Alert: It's the last week to vote for your favorite finalists in the Considered Design Awards. You can vote once a day on Remodelista and Gardenista through August 8. Stay tuned: We're announcing the winners August 9.   More Stories from Remodelista Good Sport: Summer Games by Fredericks & Mae All the Freshness of New York: Katakana Ceramics Object Lessons: Classic Mattress Ticking






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