Want to know how to make a fire pit?
Fire pits can be a fun and convenient way to cook outdoors, or just a great place to hang out.
We have instructions, photos, videos, and pictures of our outdoor fire pit ideas.
Use this quick, cheap, and easy method for creating your own fire pit.
Step one: Gather your materials.
- Bricks of your choosing- the ones used in this tutorial are cut specifically to form a circle, but normal bricks will work.
- Medium grade gravel
- Long plank of wood
- Spray paint
Step Two: Scout your location and mark your shape.
Lay out your bricks into the shape you would like for your pit to be, then use your spray paint to mark the ground. Pick a location that is mostly flat. This will make your life way easier when creating your pit.
Step Three: Dig the pit.
Dig straight down about five or six inches, or the depth of your bricks, then level the ground off at the bottom. Lay your level on top of your plank to check the level of the entire bottom of the pit.
Add gravel to the bottom of your pit, using a rake to even it out and make it level. Again, use your level and plank to check the levelness of the pitt.
Step Five: Start laying your bricks.
Lay your first layer of bricks on top of the gravel, creating your circle. Then use your level and plank to check.
Step Six: Stack your bricks.
Continue stacking, using the same shape as your first layer and checking for levelness. Place bricks between the joints of the layer below. As you build up, add adhesive between layers underneath each brick.
Final Step: Keep stacking to the desired height, then you’re done!
You can go as high as you like, but it’s advisable to keep you wall pretty low profile for easy access to your pit.
How To Build A Fire Pit Video
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