It’s unfortunate, but few people get to go camping whenever they feel like it. What about those times when you want to enjoy the outdoors, but don’t have the flexibility in the schedule to take a few days or weeks at a time?
Making a backyard fire pit provides a quick option to start up a roaring fire with minimal effort.
Fire pits safely contain the fire, and make clean up simple – there’s no more ashes blowing around in the wind or coals scattered across the yard.
Here’s how two brothers made their backyard fire pit on the cheap.
3-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ x 7″ Crestone beveled blocks form the foundation of this permanent fire pit.
Here they’re placed around a central fire ring.
Another layer of blocks sit off-set over the base.
On goes a third layer.
They used a bit of caulk to keep the third layer of blocks in place before dropping in the fire ring.
The fire ring sits over the lip of the top layer of blocks.
Stone pebbles make the transition from fire pit to grassy yard.
After a few hours of work, voila!
- Steel fire ring
- Crestone retaining wall blocks (or your preference)
- Some small gravel (Pea Pebbles) for the surrounding area
- Caulk to help in placing the blocks for final fit
- Hammer for knocking off lips of the blocks for tight placement