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DIY Gel Fire Pits: Easy & Cheap Sizzle for Table Tops!

It's getting chilly at night and I thought about making a fire pit. But it's not allowed by our town.
So I decided to make a table top fire pit using gel fuel, a custom cement bowl, and lava rock.
This is so easy.
And it doesn't brake the bank. Once you have the plastic bowls and some simple tools you can make more of these, all you'll need is the cement.
I decided to use Quikrete quick setting cement. It comes in a small bucket which costs about $12. It's not heavy and anyone can handle it.
The gel fuel can be purchased at Lowe's in the garden section.
And the fire safe lava rocks can be found at a fireplace store. I recommend them over other rocks since lava rocks won't explode in fire.
For all the details check out my blog post cause it also has the complete video tutorial :D
Time: 6 Hours Cost: $50 Difficulty: Easy
Build your own table top fire pit in one day!!!
Table top fire pit
Grab two plastic bowls.
Spray the inside of the large bowl and outside surface of the small bowl with Pam.
Mix the cement to a milkshake consistency. Pour the cement into the large bowl.
Insert the small bowl into the large bowl and compress the cement.
Use an orbital sander to vibrate the large bowl and eliminate air pockets in the cement.
Wait 6 hours and you'll have custom cement bowl.

To see more: http://www.homerepairtutor.com/diy-gel-fire-pits/

  • Miriam I
    Miriam I Bay Shore, NY
    on Oct 3, 2014

    This is such an awesome idea!

  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Oct 3, 2014

    These are too cool!

  • Sheila Berger
    Sheila Berger Amboy, IL
    on Oct 4, 2014

    Thanks for this great idea!

  • Nena Lynn
    Nena Lynn Greenville, SC
    on Oct 4, 2014

    Great idea and it looks really simple. This would also be great for tiny back yards where a full sized fire pit isn't practical...like mine! :)

  • Mark Minhinnick
    Mark Minhinnick Pinckney, MI
    on Oct 4, 2014

    That's genius!!! I will be doing this sometime soon

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