The Chirping Frog
The Chirping Frog
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  • Glen Carbon, IL

Concrete Fire-pit With Vertical Carved Stonework


While we were in the process of designing our new home my husband made the mistake of bringing me along on a trip to Vegas for "World of Concrete"..... WOW! I hate Vegas.... not a fan.... but was amazed at all the ways concrete was being used.... and so began my love affair with concrete. Our fire-pit is one of many concrete projects around the house and I'm always looking for creative ways to add a little
concrete fire pit with vertical carved stonework, concrete masonry, outdoor living
If you can dream it up, let the creative juices flow.... supply some muscle and a little framing know-how you can come up with amazing, one-of-a-kind concrete creations for your home.
The base and top were poured at the same time..... The base was framed using melamine board (and lots of reinforcement to prevent bulges/blowouts.... those are no fun). We stamped the top to match the patio below (and above) and added a decorative edge.
concrete fire pit with vertical carved stonework, concrete masonry, outdoor living
The top is stained and sealed and I have done a scratch-coat in preparation for the final carve coat..... this is the really fun part. This is a specialty mix that can be carved at a depth ranging from roughly 1/2" -2" or so..... I mix it, throw it by handfuls onto the prepped surface and then stamp it for texture and start carving.
concrete fire pit with vertical carved stonework, concrete masonry, outdoor living
This is what it looked like before I added color....
concrete fire pit with vertical carved stonework, concrete masonry, outdoor living
Before Color.....
concrete fire pit with vertical carved stonework, concrete masonry, outdoor living
With the color....
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  • Joanie
    on Apr 16, 2018

    This pit stand out to me.......those stones do it!! Just such a nice job and that Lake adds to it!! It is a very inviting welcome spot.....

  • Sonya VonLuehrte
    on Jun 5, 2018

    I am truly amazed at how talented you are. If you can dream it, you can make it! I wish I had that gift. I want to build a fire-pit in my backyard. Now I have an ideal to follow. I would like the seating to be made from concrete. Half circles around the fire-pit and the base to match the sides of the fire-pit.


    Thank you for sharing your amazing creations made out of concrete. Now I just need to get busy making my dreams a reality!


    Sonya from

    Cincy, OH


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