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Ideas for Building Fire Pits

Ideas for Building Fire Pits

During the fourth of July did you have to trek to your local park or camping area to find a fire pit? If you did, consider making your own in your backyard. Making your own will save you time and energy, and it can save you money if you’re considering it as an alternative to buying a new grill.

Ok, so making a basic fire pit is pretty simple, even for beginners. You can find online instructions here. (ok, so that doesn't actually require tons of welding – but hey, you could always add some).

If you’re bored with those instructions, think about adding some embellishments such as a fluted handle or delicate scrollwork.

There are various styles of fire pit including traditional ones that are built in the ground or ones on stands that you can transport and set up on a deck or patio.

Check out home depot’s instructions to building a fire pit with a fire bowl. Replace the wood frame with a metal frame to flex your welding muscles.

Another great option is making a Hibachi grill. Check the video out below for instructions on how to make one.


For safety, remember to build fire pits far away from any buildings. You may also want to consider adding another outside ring or stones or bricks to help insulate the heat and prevent burned fingers and toes.

Also, remember that some towns actually ban you from building a fire pit in your own backyard. Instead, build a grill!



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