Monday, July 19, 2010

S'more Time!

If you have ever thought of putting a fire pit into your backyard know that it is not hard. With a little planning you can have one in one weekend.
Supplies Needed:
about 40 cement pavers (I used the 12" ones from Home Depot)
construction adhesive (optional)
sand (if you do not have dense soil)
pea gravel

First, select the site that you want the fire pit at. Dig out a circle to accomodate the pit. I did not worry about the size. I just made sure that it was large enough for the pit because I wanted an edge of gravel around the outside.

Dig out the sod and pile up the dirt in the center. If you are working on a slope or on an area that you would prefer to use sand then clear this out and put sand in its place. The sand will help you level up the pavers easier.

The most important thing is to start at your lowest point and make sure that the pavers are level side-to-side and front-to-back.

Work your way around until you get the circle completed. Once I would get two of them level side my side I would put one on top of them to keep them in place. If you like you can adhere them together. I did not do this because I tend to like to move things around in my yard. I built mine up three levels but you can go up as many a you like. Place the gravel around the outside and the inside of the pit. Done. Time for s'mores!

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