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How to Build a Firepit - DIY Design

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You can build a great firepit for all to enjoy in less than 30 minutes and for under $80!
Time: 30 Minutes Cost: $80 Difficulty: Easy
It's easy to build a firepit in just minutes with some pavers and a fire bowl. In this case, it literally took longer to go pick up the supplies than it did to actually put it all together. Best of all, it's not a permanent fixture, so you can move it around if you need to.
If you are building this firepit on grass, you will want to be sure to dig out for the space. In this case, the fire pit was built right on top of the concrete patio by stacking pavers in a circle. Many people has asked if the heat from the fire could crack the concrete. We have not had any problems at all with this one since we are using a firebowl and stacked it high enough off the ground. The pavers are not adhered together so it still lets air breathe through the stones.
For a 35" firebowl as we used in this project, we needed 48 pavers and stacked them 4 layers high.
Once you stack your pavers, drop in the firebowl, add some spark and you're ready to go! I recommend of course building this in an open area so there are no trees directly above the fire. All of our supplies came from Lowe's and even after 3 years, the firepit is still holding up beautifully!

To see more: http://www.creativelysouthern.com/2012/09/build-firepit.html

  • 3popps
    3popps
    on Feb 19, 2013

    Nice work. You'll have some good times around that fire pit, I'm sure.

  • Trent-Tonya Sharp
    Trent-Tonya Sharp Franklinton, LA
    on Feb 19, 2013

    looks easy to thanks for sharing

  • Barbara Kozlowski
    Barbara Kozlowski Ellicottville, NY
    on Feb 20, 2013

    looks easy to do and probably could be moved to a different location if desired.

  • Stephanie P
    Stephanie P Atlanta, GA
    on Feb 20, 2013

    Absolutely, fantastic. You can move it anytime you want. And, it's so easy.

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Feb 21, 2013

    You had me at 30 minutes!

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