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Commonly used to build perimeter walls and outbuildings, basalite blocks connote low design—if any. But as planters, they function as sculpture, especially when stacked randomly (if you're using them on a wood surface, protect the wood from contact with wet soil by setting the basalite block on top of a sheet of heavy plastic cut to the dimensions of the block base).
Budget-Friendly Bench A clever concrete block bench for only $30. Scrap fabric covers the pillows and the plank that top off this truly brilliant seating area.