The yellow and orange flames lick upward into the night sky as flickers of red and sometimes blue join in backyard fire pit ideas. The chill in the fall air is lessened with the comfort of the warm fire. Your little ones toast marshmallows and stuff them between two graham crackers with some chocolate squares to make S'mores.
An Easy Do It Yourself Project
If you think you could never build a patio fire pit ideas or propane fire pits of your own, because you're just not handy, think again. My son and I built our fire pit in a single afternoon and that was with two trips to Lowe's to get more materials included! We didn't even start out thinking about building a cheap fire pit ideas, although I had been lusting after one for awhile. It's just all the instructions I had seen before made it sound so difficult, plus the cost of one I saw I liked on the Internet was $715 to build.
Enter The Fire Pit!
That fire pit idea was still lingering in the back of my mind. I kept thinking, How hard could it be? Would it cost me more than $80 which is what a low end chiminea or metal fire pit would cost? A real in ground fire pit and brick fire pit ideas would last longer. So, with our courage in hand, my son and I went to mart first to look at stacking stones. The stones we found there, although the right shape were really small and would've taken us way too many to get the job done, even though they were only .99 each which was tempting. We found the exact size we were looking for in three different colors. The color we chose was Autumn Blend Countryside. We paid $1.79 per block for them, which was more than I wanted to pay, but for a small fire pit, it really doesn't take that many. We bought 17 to start with just to see how they would look and headed back home to play.
Digging The Hole For the Fire Pit
Hauling the stacking stones into our backyard was no mean feat! We had no wheelbarrow and had to carry them all by hand, in fire pit landscaping ideas, let me tell you, those things are heavy! Next time we do anything with stone, we'll borrow a wheelbarrow! My son and I placed the stones in a circle on the ground and he marked the area inside the stones where he would need to dig with a shovel.
The Fire Pit Construction
We bought three bags of pebbles, (we ended up only using two) and a bag of sand, and the remaining stacking stones to make a simple fire pit ideas. We once again moved the first row of stones away from the perimeter of the hole and poured sand around the edge, then leveled it out with the back of the rake, so I stones would lay nice and straight.
The Finished Product!
We put about four inches of pea gravel in the bottom of the pit and because we were concerned about the fire safety of the stacking stones, we put some some fire-safe bricks around the inside. (We removed these later, but we were chicken the first time we built a fire, so decided to err on the side of caution!) And ta da! We were finished! All told, it probably took about three and a half hours, some heavy lifting, and a little digging.
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Fire Pit Ideas is a free software application from the Food & Drink subcategory, part of the Home & Hobby category.
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