Backyard Fire Pit

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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.
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The finished product.
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  • backyard fire pit, concrete masonry, diy, outdoor living
We built a cement pad and let it dry for a few days.
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Then using bricks we found at Home Depot, we started to build. We overlapped the bricks so it would hold stronger and for appeal.
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We also spread mortar around the entire inside.
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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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