How to Make a Fire Pit With Leftover Bricks

Ahna Fulmer
by Ahna Fulmer
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.

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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! 

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  • Terrie Richard Terrie Richard on Feb 22, 2023

    Don’t you need to use fire proof brick? if not they can explode!

  • Bes33958348 Bes33958348 on May 28, 2023

    Hi can you use river rocks 🪨 or similar t for the bottom of the fire pit???

  • Susie Susie on May 28, 2023

    Does the heat of the fire destroy the construction adhesive? Looks great!!

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  • P P on May 30, 2023

    scrape to bare ground or gravel or cement or something non-flammable in center of fire pit & for a 10' diameter around the pit - and the fire must be 10' from any bldg. or overhanging branches! safety first

  • Katen Katen on Dec 19, 2023

    Nice looking. Only problem is whoever wrote headline. Degrades your doable project. Thanks for sharing