Outdoor Project- Build Your Own Fire Pit!

April 23, 2013

Spring is here and like many other homeowners, you might have some outdoor projects  on your “To-Do” list.

Stop and create something special this year that will provide outdoor entertainment to you and your guests – a backyard fire pit!

Your backyard retreat is just a few steps away and you won’t need much to get started:

  • Concrete wall stones
  • Sand
  • Shovel
  • Tamper

Before building anything in your backyard, you should always check with building codes. This will ensure you follow the rules and regulations.

Pick a spot to build your fire pit that is far away from your house, low-hanging trees, or other structures.  When you start digging, be careful to not hit any lines.

Once you determine how big you want your pit, lay down your concrete wall stones in a circle.  Typically, fire pits are anywhere from 36 to 44 inches in diameter.

When you have your frame, dig a foot deep hole in the circle and pour sand in.

Lay your stones around the perimeter and continue doing so until they are at least 12 inches above the ground.

Take the time to enjoy friends and family sitting beside your cozy new fire pit!  Whether you are cooking s’mores, enjoying lemonade, or telling ghost stories, fun times are ready to begin near your backyard fire pit.


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