Build your own Fire Pit ~ Our Fairfield Home & Garden

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Build your own stacked stone fire pit with rustic benches and tables made from logs. This project was completed over two days and transformed a weedy slate patio into a family gathering place! We wanted a "camp in the woods" look and achieved it with 2 pallets of stone, a few leftover boards, tree stumps from a landscaper's job (free) and lots of muscle! see more details at : http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/the-firepit-project/
Time: 2 DaysCost: $700Difficulty: Medium
  • build your own fire pit, outdoor living, patio
First step ~ Clear the area! Ours was a weedy old patio.
  • build your own fire pit, outdoor living, patio
Second step ~ Use a piece of string tied to a nail to make the size circle you want your fire pit to be. (Put nail in center of firepit area, draw your circle and lay the first course of stones)
  • build your own fire pit, outdoor living, patio
Third step ~ Use a level and continue to dry stack the stones. We had a pallet of Pennsylvania Blue Stone and had enough for 5 courses on the firepit and a small wall. We put a small bag of builder's sand in the pit. (the firepit alone took about 1 pallet)
  • build your own fire pit, outdoor living, patio
Fourth Step ~ screw cut lumber into stumps for benches and use taller stumps for tables.
  • build your own fire pit, outdoor living, patio

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    Barb Rosen

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