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A fire pit is a very natural and stylish way to heat your outdoor space. There are many different designs that you can go with, however, the fire pit should be serving its purpose: to be an outdoor fire feature, that can unite people for a conversation and other outdoor leisure activities. Below you will find an easy outdoor fire pit tutorial.

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Handmade Fire Pit

DIY Fire Pit

Making of DIY fire pit is not that complicated, you will just need some basic skills in building and appropriate materials. However, before the project starts, you need to determine the location of the future conversation starter, the fire pit. Its location should not be anywhere near your planted area and never place a fire pit in  proximity to the lower branches of a tree – as the probability of starting a fire is quite high.

If your patio is in stone that means you will have to build an elevation for the fire pit using other stones, however making a fire pit is also possible on the grass. In this case you will need to prepare the base of the future pit by removing the grass and digging up the area up to 6 inches. Then you need to mark the inner circle of the fire pit – the actual pit. You will need the second inner circle when you are pouring the base for pit. Prepare the cement mixture and spread it in the area between the two circles.

Fire Pit

Making of Fire Pit

When it is relevantly dry, you can start putting the stones in place. The outer walls need to be in stones, while the subsequent inner circle should be laid out in bricks. When you are done layering both circles, you will just need to finish up the project by covering the top of the stones, as shown in the picture above.

Now your fire pit is almost ready, you just have to prepare the sitting area: circle the area around the fire pit and spread the gravel. This not only highlights the fire pit area, but is also more convenient. To finish up – just use a black spray paint for the inner walls of the fire pit to create the contrast between the surfaces, however this is not necessary. This tutorial was found via diynetwork.

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