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! 

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Ahna Fulmer // Hammers N Hugs
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  • Valerie Valerie on Jun 23, 2021

    Wouldn't adding gravel at the bottom make cleaning out the ashes difficult and/or costly because won't you have to replace the gravel everytime you clean it out?

  • Seagee Seagee on Jun 23, 2021

    Are the bricks fire-cured? If not, they might not last long.

  • Vonnie Bloom Vonnie Bloom on Jun 30, 2021

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


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  • Leslie Leslie on Jun 24, 2021

    Regor, a few questions please. If the person making the pit has the brick already, and all the other supplies, how is it cheaper to buy a fire pit. Please inform us as to how is a store bought pit more safe and the bricks Ahna used compliment the bricks around their yard. All that being said I am glad you have the means to go out and buy anything you need .....hugs and smooches :). SMH

  • Mig Mig on Jun 25, 2021

    I think is a great idea, plus no worries of rust when it rains like the store bought fire pit, plus there’s other designs if y’all want to invest a little,