Hey there! Hope you had a great weekend! We got so much done this weekend and one of those projects was phase 2 of our patio – The firepit! I can’t believe that it has taken us almost a month to do something that took us less than an hour to complete. Really, it took longer to go get all the supplies than it took to unload and put it all together. And now we enjoy the cool fall evenings out on our new patio – by the fire! LOVE!!! 🙂
I’m going to show you how we built this easy firepit in less than an hour!
I knew I wanted the biggest firepit available that would work for our project,
but that would also fit into our penny pinching budget. And what’s even better,
Lowe’s has all their pavers and blocks on sale for 20% through September 24th – today!!
For this firepit, we went with the 35″ steel firepit for $79.
And the block we chose was Tan/Gray Flagstone Retaining Block.
For this pit, we purchased 48 blocks. Here’s my hubs hard at work loading up
all that block. (while I’m snapping pictures!) 🙂
Annnnd here’s the hubs when I look at him and squeal with excitement say,
“I can’t wait to get this home and put
it all together! I’m so excited about this honey! Aren’t you?”
Okay, maybe not so much. 😉
So here is the patio before we put in the firepit.
Lowe’s also has a great tutorial on their website for building a firepit.
I pretty much went right along with that for this project. Some firepits can be built
right on the ground by digging down and adding gravel and sand.
In this case, since we were building on top of the concrete patio,
I decided to go with the firepit insert to keep the heat
from being in direct contact with the concrete, which could cause it to crack.
First, we opened the box for the firepit and placed the firepit screen cover in the center of
the patio where we wanted the firepit to go. We then laid the first row of blocks
around that. This was how we knew how big the circle needed to be.
Once we got the first row done, then we staggered the blocks for the second row.
and again for a third row.
We didn’t use any mortar or adhesive for the blocks. It’s optional if you prefer to
make this more permanent, but I knew I wanted to be able to move it or take it up
in the summer time if we wanted to. I always like to have the option if possible. 🙂
We did four rows of block which made this firepit about 16″ high.
Once all the blocks are put in place, just drop the firepit insert on top
and put in the grate.
All that other stuff that is left in the box for the firepit?
Just box it up and save it for another day or whatever you choose.
This firepit did come with a cover which we will use during bad weather
to keep it from rusting.
So, less than one hour, and we have a firepit ready to go!
And so easy to clean up. Just pick up the bowl insert, and toss out the
ashes! Here is just a few more pictures:
We ended up using it Saturday night and it was a perfect night for it!
Roasted marshmallows and all!
I am loving this little addition to our patio!
And the hubs loves it too! I think he would’ve camped out in our backyard that night! 😉
So there you have it! An easy little firepit that you can put together in less than an hour!
Who’s bringing the smores? 🙂
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