How To Make A Backyard Fire Pit

Warmer weather means going outside and enjoying it every chance you get. What better way to make the most of the weather than building a fire pit in your backyard? Building one is doable, even for those who don’t consider themselves the most talented DIYers.  

Before building your firepit

Some little planning does need to happen before constructing your firepit. After deciding where you would like to place your pit, you should figure out how deep and wide you want it to be. When positioning your firepit, ensure it is far enough away from your house and not close to any droopy trees. Depending on how much you entertain and how many people you have over regularly, it could help you pick the optimal size that will complement your needs.  

Fire pit supplies  

Most, if not all, these things can be found at your local home improvement store, so there is no need to do any online ordering or expedited shipping.  

Getting after it

Step 1: First, You must start by laying your pavers in the correct dimensions for your soon-to-be fire pit. Commonly fire pits are usually anywhere from 36 to 44 inches in diameter. Afterward, you should place your concrete wall stones around where you set the pavers, then remove the pavers.  

Step 2: Once your circle is in the correct dimension and your wall stones are laid out, dig a 12-inch hole in that designated area with your shovel.  

Step 3: Now, the fun part is adding the sand! The sand is one of the most critical parts of the equation; this ensures that everything is level and hides the unsightliness of the hole in the ground. After adding the sand, you use your level to ensure nothing is uneven inside the pit.  

Step 4: Continue stacking the stones on each other in a circular motion around the hole now filled with sand. When doing this, be cautious of only piling the stones so that they are 12 inches above the ground.  

Step 5: Finally, top off the pit with some more sand. This sand layer should cover the first layer that you did, roughly about 4 inches deep.

After completing these steps, you should be looking at your new fire pit! You should feel accomplished and proud of all the work you put in. Now your friends will always want to come over to sit around your new handcrafted backyard accessory.  

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