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Learn How to Build a Fire Pit

Renee Valdes
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Difficulty: Beginner
Duration: 2-4 hours


Learn how to build a fire pit with paver stones

Learn how to build a fire pit and take your backyard retreat to the next level. With a custom-built DIY fire pit, an outdoor space quickly becomes a gathering spot for entertaining with s’mores, hot dogs over the fire and more. 

Fire pits come in all shapes and sizes. This project can be done in one afternoon. For safety reasons, don’t forget to check the tree cover above the build area to ensure there’s enough fire clearance. 

How to Build a Fire Pit

For this fire pit project, you’ll need paver stone blocks or a fire pit kit, crushed gravel and a few other tools and materials. 

When building a fire pit, consider the dimensions of your space. Consider how it will look and fit in your space and determine whether you prefer a circular or square shape. 

watch how to build a fire pit

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

Ideas for Outdoor fire features

Rumblestone Fireplace Kit

If you have a large patio or entertain frequently, consider other fire pit options, including an outdoor fireplace kit.

Many kits come with sturdy installation blocks that fit together with mortarless construction so you can easily build them right into your patio. These fireplaces also offer optional fuel sources such as wood-burning, propane or natural gas.

With a bit more preparation, these types of fire features get the party started in an instant.

fire pits with easy set up

Cauldron-style fire pit

If building your own fire pit doesn’t make your to-do list, check out the vast selection of ready-made fire pits and fire feature options. These can be set up quickly with very little assembly.

Another easy option: patio sets with fire pits that also double as tables. Get ideas for styling a fire pit in your outdoor space.

Don’t forget the firewood. If you prefer to burn real firewood, consider a firewood storage rack to help keep everything organized. Storage racks keep logs in place and make it easy to grab them when ready to light up the fire pit.

Get more information about choosing and maintaining your fire pit

With the right fire feature for your space, all you need to do is chill out and relax.

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