There is nothing better than relaxing around a firepit in your backyard, especially during the colder months of the year. However, instead of buying a firepit, why not try building an easy, affordable DIY firepit at home! You can even make it a fun family project. Ready to get started?
Before you begin, you’ll need to gather these items:
- Approximately 40 bricks or paving stones
- A shovel
- Spray paint or other marking materials
- Landscaping stone of your choice (such as Marble Chips, Brick Chips, Crushed Gravel, Lava Rock, or River Rock)
Note, you don’t even necessarily need to purchase new bricks, because you can collect worn, unused bricks from landscaping sites.
Building a DIY Firepit in Your Backyard: Step 1
Firstly, you’ll need to choose your layout and set up your bricks in the shape you want. Your style is uniquely yours, so look around at ideas and get creative before deciding what configuration looks best to you.
Building a DIY Firepit in Your Backyard: Step 2
Next, mark the diameter either with spray paint (don’t worry, you will be digging up that part of the earth when you begin) or any other marker.
Now you have a helpful traced outline of the exact diameter so you can begin digging. How deep you dig depends on your layout and configuration of your bricks, but around 14” is plenty of room.
Building a DIY Firepit in Your Backyard: Step 3
Now that you have the pit, simply arrange the bricks again in the same layout you started with. Finally, fill in the gaps between the bricks with your choice of landscaping stone. The stone will help solidify the walls and floor of the pit; however, you may want to use concrete to keep everything in place.
And there you have it: quick, easy, and affordable way to build a DIY firepit in your backyard!
In conclusion, having your very own backyard firepit doesn’t need to be expensive or too time-consuming. Making it a DIY project with your family can even make building it extra fun! Then everyone can enjoy your handiwork around a fire – maybe with some s’mores!