How to Build a Firepit - DIY Design

Decor 05.07.16
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!

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  • Liz Eades
    Liz Eades Hartsville, SC
    We made the same thing, only ours is 4 ft. Wide. Placed right on the patio stones, we found an old piece of sheet metal and placed it in the bottom. Then we added a simple rusty used fireplace grate we had and stack the wood on that. No firebowl
  • Norma Jean
    Norma Jean Cottontown, TN
    We made a similar one using the fire bowl from an old rusted fire pit. We have since removed the fire bowl and burn wood directly inside the pit. Our pit rests on flagstone.
  • Sharon
    Sharon Mobile, AL
    All of his supplies came from Lowe's
  • Cathy Nelson
    Probably a lot cheaper in the USA
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