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Circular Fire Pit From Upcycled Pallets

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We made this circular Fire Pit out of 12 repurposed wooden pallets, two types of tar, and of course, a lot of creativity. It's a unique and quite inspirational build!
Time: 40 Hours Cost: $80 Difficulty: Medium
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
You need to prepare an area for your fire pit. Then, dug it down about four inches to accommodate gravel.
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
You can make a large circle by putting a pointed stick on the ground in the approximate center of the area you want to modify, tie a string and then use some marking spray, or simply drag a pick to mark the area.
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
Remove the dirt, include a pathway, and apply a weed barrier across the area.
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
Then, fill the area with gravel, approximately four inches deep.
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
Take 12 old wooden pallets.
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
Apply tar to the bottom portion of eleven pallets that you will set vertically.
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
Coat up approximately ten inches or so to protect from insects and water. The gravel also allows for drainage to help the wood longevity.
Next, secure the eleven pallets together, angling them to form a circle and allowing for an entrance.
  • circular fire pit from upcycled pallets, outdoor living, pallet
Create some areas to store pieces of firewood by using the pallets as natural shelves. Then, built cap pieces that cover and hinge so the storage areas can be filled to the top.
Build four of these areas and then use more deck boards to cap the top of the circle, mitering the corners.
You can coat in two types of tar to create the two-toned effect.
Finally, to add some fun, custom scroll work, an old barrel, and a chair, and have your unique circular fire pit!

Materials I used for this project:

  • 12 Pallets
  • Gravels
  • Weed barrier
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To see more: http://www.1001pallets.com/2016/10/unique-circular-euro-pallet-fire-pit/

Got a question about this project?

  • Anita Moulpied Holland
    Anita Moulpied Holland Australia
    on Nov 11, 2016

    very clever!

  • Eroque022810
    Eroque022810
    on Feb 10, 2017

    Brilliant! I love it. It would be great on those evenings that are a little windy or in the fall or early spring because of the barrier you created. I love the privacy. I can't find one thing that I don't love. Where do people get pallets from? I see them being used and have no clue as to where you get one. Obviously I've seen them behind stores but don't they get reused by the company?

    • D.strutherssugar
      D.strutherssugar
      on Feb 11, 2017

      The coloured pallets are sent back but usually plain wood ones are just garbage just ask in the store if you can have them

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