Making a Do It Yourself Fire Pit for the backyard is happening this season. As a matter of fact, human needs warmth when the cold season is coming. By making a DIY Fire Pit, you can provide an outdoor gathering place. In addition, not only it is a decoration, but also a functional one.
Before making your own fire pit, firstly you need to understand the regulation in your living area. It is usually made in a separated area from tree or woods to prevent wildfire. In some area, you can make one if there is a distance about 25 feet from the woods and from the house. But this is actually not the regulation in all area. Still, it is important to check the regulation before you make a fire pit.
Further, you will need some materials to build one fire pit. It is usually made frome a large stone that is fireproof. The shape of it can vary, but usually people made one with a circular or rectangle shape. Here are 14 ideas of how people make their own pit.
Building the Foundation
To build the foundation, first you need to mark the place where you want the pit be. Usually, the diameter of the ideal fire pit is 5 feet. You can then spray the land with a spray paint to mark the place.
After that, if you build on the land, you might also consider to dig the space first. Dig until it has a depth of 6 feet. Therefore, you can make a foundation by sticking the stones inside the hole. But before that, if you want to make your own foundation, mix water and concrete until the consistency is like a peanut butter. Then place it on the mark that you created before.
Piling the Stone Up
Secondly, the next step would be piling the stone up. Whenever you are using a natural stone, you need to understand that the size and shape is not regular. Then you will need to choose the one that matches with other stone. If it is necessary, you might also need to shape the stone by using a hammer. After you think the stone is perfect, then it is time to pile them up until it has the height of about 2-3 feet.