How to Make a Backyard Fire PitCreate a cozy space for outdoor entertaining with a stone fire pit.
Tools and Materials:
- cast concrete wall stones
- cap stones
- tape measure
- steel rake
1. Lay out your pavers in a circle in the approximate size and shape of your fire pit. Fire pits should be about 36 to 44 inches in diameter. Our surrounding patio is made from recycled rubber pavers. We laid the fire pit stones out to the correct dimension then pulled the pavers out of and away from the pit.2. When you have your circle roughed out, dig a 12-inch-deep hole in that location. 3. Pour sand into the bottom of the hole and tamp the sand level.
4. Begin to lay your wall stones around the perimeter of the hole. Continue stacking the stones so that they are 12 inches above the surrounding ground.
5. Pour a layer of sand into the ring of stones so that it covers the first layer, approximately 4 inches deep. Source: HGTV