How to Construct a Garden Fire Pit

Sitting with a warm fire on a chilly night can be a satisfying way to relax or spend time with great friends in an outdoor atmosphere. A backyard fire pit is a convenient means to contain a fire and provides a means to cook all of a meal outside. While various kinds of fire pits are available from commercial producers, it’s possible to construct a fire pit that is sturdy but can be removed if necessary.

Select a location on the ground for the fire pit that is clear of overhead items such as utility lines along with low-hanging branches. Choose a website that is at least 20 feet from structures such as homes, garages or sheds.

Remove rocks, limbs and debris in the area on the ground with a rake. Remove grass or weeds with a scoop. Rough smooth the area by eliminating high spots with a scoop and filling low spots. Rake the area as smooth as possible.

Place the round grate which will be utilized on top of the fire pit on the ground as a guide. Transfer the shape of the grate onto the ground by spraying with the shovel.

Pour the gravel onto the ground, keeping it as long as you can in the shape of the circle. Smooth and level the gravel with a rake.

Place cinder blocks end to end on the gravel to form a circle. Place the grate on the blocks and adjust the position of the cinder blocks so the grate is supported. Check the degree of the blocks with a structure degree.

Add two additional layers of cinder blocks. Stagger the joints of each layer of blocks end to end so that the joints don’t line up from 1 level to the next. Place the grate on top of the top layer of blocks to complete the fireplace.

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