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
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
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
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
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.
Live life. Get outdoors.™
Infographic courtesy of: countrystone.com