DIY Backyad FirePit

Before building a fire pit, check the building codes in your area to get the proper specs and regulations. Choose a spot that is away from your house and away from any low-hanging trees or other structures. Take precautions when digging holes, so that you don’t hit utility lines.

Tools and Materials:

Cast concrete wall stones
Small stones
sand
shovel
tape measure
steel rake

Steps:

  1. Outline your FirePit

Lay out your stones in a circle in the approximate size and shape of your fire pit. Fire pits should be about 36 to 44 inches in diameter.

  1. Dig a hole

When you have your circle roughed out, dig a 12-inch-deep hole in that location.

 

  1. Fill with sand

Pour sand into the bottom of the hole and tamp the sand level.

  1. Line with Stones

Begin to lay your wall stones around the perimeter of the hole. Continue stacking the stones so that they are 12 inches above the surrounding ground.

  1. Fill halfway

Pour a layer of small stones into the ring of large stones so that it covers the first layer, approximately 4 inches deep.