One of The most important item on my never ending honey-do list was to put in some sort of outdoor fire pit & area. We have a pretty decent back yard – and Bobby and I are home bodies, so having a place where we can invite our friends to hang out was really important to us. Since we moved in (almost 2 years ago) there always seemed to be something more important on the list and our fire pit project kept getting put off – until this spring when I wanted it done before our Annual Memorial Day Cookout.
Unless you live under a rock – you’ve probably seen the hundreds of options on Pinterest. We took ideas from all that we liked and kinda did our own thing. We like doing it that way because you don’t have to follow any steps 😉 Building the fire pit & surrounding area turned out to be quite an easy project. (Easy for me at least, my love was the one doing all the hard work)
How to Build A Fire Pit
- 36 12-in L x 4-in H Gray Basic Retaining Wall Block ($1.94 each from Lowe’s)
- Decomposed gravel. You could get away with a couple of bags, but we chose to make a 12×12 foot square around the fire pit. We got 1.5 yards of gravel for the square.
- optional: landscape retaining wall adhesive
- Shovels, rakes, wheelbarrow and other misc gardening supplies, plus a very strong back
1. Chose an open spot in your back yard, make sure it is far enough away from trees, bushes, grass and other flammable items.