There’s nothing quite like gathering the family around a backyard fire on a warm summer night. If you don’t have one of your own, making one is a simple affair. Of course, a fire pit can be as simple as a hole in the ground with stones haphazardly stacked around it. But believe it or not, in only a few hours, you can rather easily build a fire pit that is considerably more attractive (and safer), one that’ll really get you and your guests fired up.
First, contact your local government to find out if there are any restrictions in your area, then set to work designing yours. Then be sure to ask for help from a local home center when choosing stones or bricks for your fire pit, as not all materials can withstand high heat.
MATERIALS AND TOOLS
– Measuring tape
– Marking paint
– Wood stake
– Concrete retaining wall blocks
– Rubber mallet
– Masonry adhesive
– Crushed stone
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