I LOVE this project we finished this last summer! My hubby rocks at being such a handy man. He did this WHOLE project in ONE weekend! He ROCKS!! Here is the step by step directions on what we did for our Backyard Fire Pit.
Supplies you will need are:
Stakes and string
Fire Pit kit (we got ours at Lowes)
One extra row of blocks to make it higher than what comes in the kits for the fire pit
We chose to make ours 20 feet by 16 feet which is a perfect size that still leaves room for your chairs and furniture and walking room.
First decide where you want to put the fire pit and patio. Dig out the dirt 4 inches below where you want the top of the surface to be. Use 2×4’s, stacks and level to frame your patio area. Make sure all the boards are level. You may want a slight slope for water to drain off.
Next add gravel 2 inches thick or more depending upon the thickness of flagstone you choose. Flagstone should be flush with the top of your forms. Use a rake to smooth out the gravel.
Ta Da! I LOVE it and we love having fires all the time around it eating smores and roasting hot dogs. This has been a great addition to our backyard. This summer we put in the whole backyard so I will be posting a bunch more on yards and what we did. Enjoy 🙂
Here is the link for how we made our firewood storage CLICK HERE
Note: Anyone can do this my hubby has never built a fire pit before this one.