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June 25, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 137

A stone fire pit conjures images and feelings of warmth, fun, shared joys - experiences that are treasured most and make up the stuff of good memories.

What is great about these pits is that you can have these experiences in the comfort of your home, especially during the cold nights. The fire pit will provide the much required heat to warm you, your loved ones and your friends while giving just the right amount of lighting to soothe and stimulate pleasant conversations and great hangouts.

You Can Do-It-Yourself

The concept of building such structure in your home is great but can one really afford it? This price constraint makes people uneasy but there is a sure fire way of doing it on your own. Yes, a do-it-yourself stone fire pit project may be a smart decision.

So how do you do it?

The Three Most Important Things To Consider


First, check your local community or civic center if you are allowed to build a stone fire pit in your own backyard as other neighborhoods discourage this idea. When no one objects to your idea, this is where the fun begins.


Carefully select a good spot that will be suitable to accommodate your stone fire pit. The spot should be away from anything that may easily burn such as tree branches hanging around the spot that you plan to choose.

You need to visualize a wider space that will surround the stone fire pit itself, like seats or benches as people will be gathering around it.

Locate the focal point or center of the space for your structure. You need to mark it with a stake - from some wood or something. Once you have found the focal point, measure your exterior edge by taking a string, tying it to the end of the stake and stretching the string out in a circular fashion. Blotch this area with chalk or flour. You can also dig into the grass or clear the circle of the area from grass or any obstruction. You have just created and measured the exterior edge of your stone fire pit.

Next, while still using the center of the widest circle, shorten the string by about one foot and create another circle inside the first external circle. This will be markings of the thickness of your structure.

You are now set to mix and pour concrete into the flattened area, making sure that the concrete can cover about an inch and half high from the ground level. You need to add rebar pieces to secure and support the base. Let the concrete dry and you are ready for the last part.

The Finish

Once the base of your pit is set up, you are now ready to add decorative stone blocks around it. You may want to consider decorative stone blocks that will match the exterior design and color of your house. A stone fire pit that complements the design of your house will really add to the beauty of your backyard.

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