How to Build a Firepit - DIY Design
You can build a great firepit for all to enjoy in less than 30 minutes and for under $80!
It's easy to build a firepit in just minutes with some pavers and a fire bowl. In this case, it literally took longer to go pick up the supplies than it did to actually put it all together. Best of all, it's not a permanent fixture, so you can move it around if you need to.
If you are building this firepit on grass, you will want to be sure to dig out for the space. In this case, the fire pit was built right on top of the concrete patio by stacking pavers in a circle. Many people has asked if the heat from the fire could crack the concrete. We have not had any problems at all with this one since we are using a firebowl and stacked it high enough off the ground. The pavers are not adhered together so it still lets air breathe through the stones.
For a 35" firebowl as we used in this project, we needed 48 pavers and stacked them 4 layers high.
If you have pavers that need to be cut then read here to find out how to cut concrete pavers.
Once you stack your pavers, drop in the firebowl, add some spark and you're ready to go! I recommend of course building this in an open area so there are no trees directly above the fire. All of our supplies came from Lowe's and even after 3 years, the firepit is still holding up beautifully!
- Fire bowl
Ellora at Creatively Southern on Feb 03, 2022
Mabe, thanks for the update. This project and post is from several years ago. The prices have certainly increased over the years as have the product offerings. I hope this post can still serve as inspiration and help give ideas to others regardless of the specific product we used at the time of the build. Thanks so much!