As the nights get colder and the autumn air becomes crisp, there is nothing like sitting in the backyard enjoying a nice fire with a warm mug of apple cider. It’s a great time to gather with family and friends, reminisce about the summer, and get excited for the holidays ahead.
Fire pits can be quite easy, and surprisingly cheap, to build yourself! If you dream of roasting marshmallows in your backyard and creating unforgettable memories, then it’s time to spend a weekend building your own fire pit.
Here are some ideas to use as inspiration for your DIY fire pit.
Simple Round Fire Pit
When you think of a fire pit, you probably automatically picture a round brick pit on the ground. It’s the most classic and popular style of fire pit around.
With the circular shape, you can make it as big as you’d like so everyone has room for a seat by the fire. If you choose to make it out of brick, make sure to know the different mortar joints and brick styles too.
This shouldn’t take more than a weekend to complete, especially if you have some extra help.
Posh Concrete Fireplace
When you think of a fire pit or chimney, you think brick. It doesn’t always have to be made from that material! You can build a concrete fire pit that looks posh and sophisticated while saving some extra cash.
Using concrete gives you even more room for creativity because you can mold and build your fire pit however you want! Just build your desired design of your structure and pour in the concrete. In a day or two, you’ll have a one of a kind concrete fire pit ready for you.
Stacked Stone Fire Pit
If you’re looking for a more rustic and natural fire pit in your backyard, you may want to consider building it out of stone. The hardest part about making a fire pit out of stone is lugging the stones around and placing them to create your desired design.
The beauty of using stone is that you can make your fire pit as big or high as you want. You can also choose different types of stone to use so your new fire pit fits the aesthetic of your home and backyard. It gives you ultimate freedom for creativity.
In Ground Fire Pit
Not all fire pits have to be above ground. You can build a fire pit that is in the ground and discreet when people look over your backyard. To do this, you will have to get a shovel ready and be prepared to dig.
Once you’ve dug your hole in your desired shape, you’ll line it with some bricks to keep the structure stable. Next, fill the hole with some lava rock to protect the ground. Lastly, outline your fire pit with some stone or another material of your choice.