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Learn How to Build a Fire Pit

Renee Valdes
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Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: Day


Learn how to build a fire pit and take your backyard fun to the next level. 

With a custom-built DIY fire pit, you’ll see how your outdoor space quickly becomes a gathering place for entertaining with s’mores and hot dogs over the fire and more. 

For this fire pit project, you’ll need paver blocks or a fire pit kit, crushed gravel and a few other tools and materials. This project can be done in one afternoon.

When getting your fire pit project started, consider the dimensions of your space. Fire pits can be made circular or square, so consider how you want yours to look and how it will fit in your space.

Next, look for a level, open location in your outdoor space. That’s the ideal place to build a fire pit. Don’t forget to check to ensure no trees cover the area above for safety reasons.

Now you’re ready to get started. Soon you’ll be roasting marshmallows around your own fire pit. 


Check out the video below and instructions on how to build a fire pit.



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