Imagine gathering with friends and family around an inviting, crackling fire built in your own backyard firepit. What could be cozier?
Measuring 51 inches (outer diameter) and 16 inches high, this DIY backyard firepit can be built in less than half a day. The outer ring is large enough for up to six guests to pull up a chair and chat, and the inner 32-inch-diameter pit area provides ample room for a roaring fire. Because this backyard project uses inexpensive masonry materials, costs are kept in check. No special skills are needed, either. The hardest part is transporting the heavy materials home and moving them into place. But with store delivery directly to your home, and with the help of a partner or two, back-breaking work is kept to a bare minimum.
Check Local Restrictions
Before you build, check on local permitting requirements. Some municipalities require a building permit even for simple fire pits of this type that are not serviced by a gas line. If your home is part of a homeowners’ association (HOA), you may be required to seek permission from the HOA board before building the firepit. Also check on restrictions about exposed fires in your area as well as required clearances around a firepit.
Source: The Spruce