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May
06
2012

DIY Fire Pit!

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Summer is just around the corner. Time to get your backyard ready for some fun! I wanted a fire pit in our backyard but all the ones I found were either too expensive, ugly or looked like they wouldn’t last long. So we decided to make our own. I wanted something inexpensive, nice looking, and easy! I’m pretty handy with a glue gun, but my power tools skills are still lacking! Here is what we were able to make for just about 50 bucks. Now it’s time for quality family time around the fire roasting hot dogs, making smores and telling spooky stories!

The materials to build the pit will cost about $50. The stones are about $1.50 each, the price varies per store and location. The bags of gravel are around $3.00 each and you will need 2. You should be able to find everything you need at your local hardware store.

I used 30 stones. The great thing about these stones is they have grooves in them to help them fit together and stack on top of each other.The bottom row has 11, forming a tight circle. The middle row has 10, with a little space in between. The top layer has 9, with little gaps between the stones. We didn’t want the stones to be too close otherwise the fire wouldn’t get enough oxygen. We put a bag of gravel around the outside to help prevent ashes that may fly out from starting the ground on fire. The other bag of gravel we put in side the pit.

It took my husband and I about 20 minutes to put it together…that’s it! I love it!

 

 

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