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DIY Fire Pit

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Last summer my husband and I set out to build our own fire pit and pea gravel area... The fire pit turned out great and we use it all the time.
Time: 2 Days Cost: $400.00 Difficulty: Medium
Using pavers and pea gravel we transformed a muddy corner of our yard into a great place to sit around the fire and enjoy the evening.
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This corner was in the shade and so was muddy and dark.
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After our weekend transformation this corner is a beauty!
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Landscaping fabric keeps the weeds at bay under the pea gravel.
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A lot of bang for our buck and we did it ourselves!

To see more: http://www.homeroad.net/2011/06/building-firepit.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Felicity Woodruffe
    Felicity Woodruffe United Kingdom

    id love to try this with a whole large salmon

  • Ray Stone
    Ray Stone Littleton, CO

    You could install a natural gas or liquid propane outdoor crossfire burner in that fire pit to avoid the toxins from smoke, fire danger from ashes and embers, cause less harm to the environment and your neighbors and still enjoy a fire pit

  • Sarah Hartford
    Sarah Hartford Weslaco, TX

    could you build a fire pit like this on an uncovered concrete patio? i love this!

  • Lou
    Lou Minot, ND

    How far from your fence did you put your fire pit?

    • Homeroad
      Homeroad Huntington, NY

      @Lou it is about 10-12 feet. Haven't burned it down yet :)

  • Colleen
    Colleen Long Branch, NJ

    HI! Did you put a border around the stones to keep them in place? Like you, our dogs would make a mess lol- it looks beautiful!!

    • Colleen
      Colleen Long Branch, NJ

      @Homeroad HI! Yes, I just read everything- thank you so much! Can't wait to get started!!

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