Free Recycled Concrete Fire Pit
One of my goals this summer was to build a fire pit in my backyard. I looked at lots of DIY options on Pinterest and thought that I would make one from concrete paver stones.
I started planning out my project, thinking I would need 36 concrete pavers from the home improvement store, sand to make a base and construction adhesive to stick the whole thing together.
I was going to dig into the ground and make a completely level base for the pavers. Then, I realized I was completely overthinking this whole thing.
I remembered that there were several piles of broken concrete over on a nearby field on our farm. If I could haul it back to our yard then I could just arrange them into a circle to make the fire pit.
We used our tractor to haul large pieces of concrete over to my back yard.
We arranged them in a circle and stacked them about 3 rows high. I used some large stones from the garden to fill in holes in the pit.
Free concrete chunks can be found all the time on Craigslist from people who have done a renovation or construction project. If you have a truck and some muscles you can easily make a free fire pit.
finished project ready for a bonfire!
- Concrete pieces (old construction)
- Rocks (garden)
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