A Backyard Fire Pit – Do It Yourself Today

If you’ve been looking at buying a fire pit, then you’re probably already aware that you can buy ready-made models that only require some simple assembly. But wouldn’t it be nice to create your own fire pit? One that’s uniquely yours? You don’t need a complicated set of blueprints to build your own fire pit – you just need to have an idea in your head of what you’re trying to create. It doesn’t take a lot to build a fire pit for barbequing or an outdoor campfire. A DIY fire pit can cost next to nothing to construct, apart from some time and hard work, and is even cheaper if you already have some materials such as bricks or rocks on hand.

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The first step is to choose a safe location for your fire pit. Make sure it’s nowhere near any structures that could catch fire, and locate it away from any backyard traffic zones. It’s also worth talking to your local fire department in case you need to know any particular rules or information before starting. Organize to have some stones or bricks ready for lining the inside of your fire pit. Then all you need to do is dig the hole. This might take a few hours of hard work with a shovel, but that’s all.

Once your hole is deep enough, use the stones or bricks to line the perimeter of the hole, and continue these materials above the ground. You need the stones around the top to form a windbreak and to stop soil falling into the fire. If you want something a little fancier, you can build a stucco pit above the ground. Use magazines and the Internet to help give you lots of great ideas for your fire pit design. Think about your existing home and outdoor furniture, and design your fire pit to complement these existing elements in your backyard. If you’re really stuck for ideas or want to create something a little more complicated, it’s possible to order plans online that include a list of materials, and it’s generally not very expensive.

Now you have a fire pit, safety is always important. Remember, this is a big hole in the ground, and you don’t want any accidents. So it might be a good idea to cover the pit when it’s not being used. You can just use a piece of scrap metal or wooden board and cut it to fit. You can also choose to buy a basic fire pit, which will generally include the basics such as a cover, log grill and spark screen, and then build a brick or stone wall around that. This will help stop pets or children from running into the fire pit by accident.

For a gas fire pit, you will need to buy either gas fire logs or a simple metal fire ring. Then you simply need to design and build the housing.

Whatever you decided, it’s great to do it yourself and have a fire pit that will be the envy of all your neighbors.