How to Make a Fire Pit With Leftover Bricks

4 Materials
1 Hour

Do you have leftover brick from another project? Learn how to make a fire pit with leftover bricks. For those of you that have been around for a while, you know that we have done so many projects with the 2 pallets of reclaimed brick that we got from a local greenhouse. And we still have some left! We have been slowly creating a little backyard retreat, and instead of a fire pit where the bottom always rusts out, I decided to make a permanent fire pit with the leftover brick.

How to Make a Fire Pit with Leftover Brick Before

Things You Will Need:

  • Leftover brick (42 bricks to make a 3-tiered 36″ fire ring)
  • Landscaping construction adhesive
  • Tape Measure
  • Gravel

Use 2 Bricks and Mark your Diameter. This fire pit is 36″.

Repeat step 1 with two more bricks

Fill in the gaps with brick to make a ring.

Place adhesive on the bottom of the next row of brick and stack.

Repeat step 4 with the 3rd layer of bricks.

Fill the center with pea gravel

We already had gravel down in this area, but if you are building this on a patio or the grass simply fill the inside of the pit with gravel. And voila! 

If you'd like even more warmth, try out these electric patio heaters.

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  • Vonnie Bloom Vonnie Bloom on Jun 30, 2021

    How many bricks did it actually take to build your fire pit?

  • Elizabeth Burrows Elizabeth Burrows on Nov 04, 2021

    good idea to use interlock outside pathway etc bricks for making a firepit? - are they fireproof? - anyway to make them so if they aren't. thanks.

    good to use them for raised garden making - anyone know if this has been done and if there is a how to place to get info on how to do it.

    other ideas to use lots of these bricks would be most welcome - costly to get them taken away and lots will be saved by using them up eh!

  • Linda Linda on Jan 01, 2022

    Is the adhesive fire safe? I viewed the product from your link and couldn't find the fire rating. Great job thank you!

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  • Kay Dickerson Pratt Kay Dickerson Pratt on Apr 22, 2022

    I’m glad to know about construction adhesive! Thank you.

    • Pennyswift Pennyswift on Apr 22, 2022

      Not a good idea for a fire pit ... simply because of the heat. Use mortar.

  • Robert A. Jahnke Robert A. Jahnke on Apr 23, 2022

    When applying the adhesive place it on the bottom brick. Placing your "lines" on the top brick will waste product and drip down between the open areas. Visualize where the surfaces will meet and don't exceed the adhesive beyond the contact spots.