Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Building Our Fire Pit-Part 2

You may want to catch up to speed by reading Part 1 over here.  Go on, I'll wait.....






So after I thought the ground was really level, turns out it wasn't.  Every time I looked at the fire pit through the window it just didn't look right.  I did what any red blooded crazy Polish-American woman would do.  I tore it apart and started all over.  At my own pace, without anyone else's sweat dripping on me.  And when I was happy, I started laying down the pavers.  AGAIN.  

I added sand on the bottom.

 Leveled it out with a 2 X 4

And when I was done, it looked like this.

And this.

I ended up making the pit 4 pavers high and if you look closely at the top picture, you'll see that I left a little space between the pavers for air to circulate and keep the fire burning.

This really was an easy DIY project.  The hardest part was leveling the dirt.  If you were to build it on your concrete patio, it would be super easy peasey.  I don't recommend building this on your wood deck for obvious reasons.  You can't really tell by looking at the pictures, but that rock border is about 18 inches wide.  Hopefully any sparks will land there and not in the grass, but just in case we always have a water supply nearby.  Surprisingly, the total cost was less than a much smaller metal fire pit and IMO much nicer looking.

Next stop, building a shed (with help from Durwood)
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