# How do I fit a square Barbecue Pit inside an octagon patio table

by Sta32391431
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I have a square octagon patio table that I want to put a square fire pit in the middle of and I'm having a hard time trying to figure out how to do that

• Pap32029500 on Jul 07, 2018

Cut the opening about 1.5 inches smaller an then router around the opening about 15 the thickness of your table an then drop your pit in .

• Johnavallance82 on Jul 07, 2018

Hello there, Find centre of table. Pencil lines from one middle of flat of octagon to opposite centre., until all are penciled in. Centre One corner of the BBQ Pit to either the centre of 1st flat of octagon or to one corner of octagon, and follow round 2 by two. The BBQ Pit should be either square on or Diamond on. Octagon table has eight sides and square BBQ has four sides , that's 2 -1 ratio. Hope that helps......

• Laura Cooper on Jul 07, 2018
Your square measurement should be the middle mark on every other side in an octagon. Does that make sense? I wish I could draw it out, but basically an octagon has 8 equal sides vs a square that has four equal sides, so measure from the middle point on one side of the octagon, skip a side and go to a point on the middle of the next side. This measurement should be the length of all four sides of the square. Yikes! That's hard to explain! Hope that helps!

• Nancy Wright-Dillon on Jul 07, 2018
Using chalk find the center of your octagon table by drawing a line from the left corner of one section to the right corner of the same section across the table from you. Draw another line from the right corner to the left corner of same section across the table from you. You should have an X. Now you need to measure your square fire pit. With that measurement measure from the middle of the X half the width of your fire pit plus enough extra space to allow the fire pit to fit (say a half inch more) draw a line at the end of your tape measure. Do that three more times from the center of the X. Now draw longer lines the length of your fire pit plus the added space length (say a half inch would now be an inch more) Measure the same length line opposite that one then connect the other two lines and you have your square to cut out.

• 27524803 on Jul 07, 2018

Find the center of the table... cover the table with brown paper cut to fit and taped down well.... mark the center point of the table draw a line from a corner to the corner directly across from it.... do this for all 8 points of the table

Cut a square of cardboard the same size as the fire pit and a 2nd one 1/2 inch smaller.. mark the center point on both pieces of card board (make an X from corner to corner across the center and a + from the center of each side...)

FYI as square has 4 sides..... an OCT-agon has 8 sides align the square x and + with the lines on the octagon and there you go.