Backyard Fire Pit
My husband and I decided to turn an unused corner of our backyard into a family-friendly area where fun memories (and food) are made by building our own backyard fire pit! We poured the cement, built up the sides, mortared the inside - waited for it all to dry and then striked up a match and roasted some hot dogs! After the cement pad was dry, it took us a couple hours to build up the sides of the pit and a few days later we were enjoying a nice fire on a cool summer evening. Gathering around the pit is one of our favorite summer activities.
The finished product.
We built a cement pad and let it dry for a few days.
Then using bricks we found at Home Depot, we started to build. We overlapped the bricks so it would hold stronger and for appeal.
We also spread mortar around the entire inside.
This is perfect for our small children because the cannot trip and fall in and the bricks stay nice and cool so they can get close without getting burned.
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