How to Build a Fire Pit

By Caileen  |  Thursday, April 13, 2017  |  , , ,  |  Leave comment

After a thorough search on Pinterest, it is safe to say that there are about 101 ways to build your own fire pit! What's better? The cost is relatively cheap if you're willing to put in a little elbow grease. That, or you can shell out the hundreds of dollars it can cost to buy a pre-fabricated fire pit. We'll go for the DIY route and take it a little easier on our wallets! OK, here's what you do:

1.)    Mark the location you would like to build your fire pit with a 49" diameter circle. If you're building your fire pit on your lawn, remove the grass within the circle.

2.)    Again, if you're building your fire fit on your lawn, make sure the ground beneath is level.

3.)    Add 1.5"-2" of sand to the base and rake until level. Add water to keep it place.

4.)    Next, begin assembling your stone pavers around your base. Place pavers tightly together to create your circle. To help with leveling, use a rubber mallet to gently pound the blocks.

5.)    After your first layer is complete, begin placing your next layer of pavers. Lay your second layer by placing the center of the block in line with the joint of the blocks below.

6.)    To ensure your blocks stay in place, use concrete adhesive to secure the layers.

7.)    Add your next layer of blocks following the same guidelines as you did for the previous layer.

8.)    Next, add your metal fire ring.

9.)    After your concrete adhesive has had time to cure, fill the bottom of your fire pit with lava rock until it covers the base of the fire ring.

10.)  You are now ready to kick back and enjoy your fire pit!

Lastly, we wouldn't be the makers of Tecnu® if we didn't remind you to NEVER burn poison oak or ivy vines, leaves, branches, etc. Inhaling the smoke from burning poison oak and poison ivy plants can cause serious injury, and can even be potentially fatal. Familiarize yourself with these plants so you know what they look like to avoid burning them with other brush.


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How to build your own fire pit

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