How To Make A Backyard Fire Pit For Under $140

Second layer of blocks


It’s unfortunate, but few people get to go camping whenever they feel like it. What about those times when you want to enjoy the outdoors, but don’t have the flexibility in the schedule to take a few days or weeks at a time?

Making a backyard fire pit provides a quick option to start up a roaring fire with minimal effort.

Fire pits safely contain the fire, and make clean up simple – there’s no more ashes blowing around in the wind or coals scattered across the yard.

Here’s how two brothers made their backyard fire pit on the cheap.

3-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ x 7″ Crestone beveled blocks form the foundation of this permanent fire pit.

Crestone blocks

Here they’re placed around a central fire ring.

Blocks around fire ring

Another layer of blocks sit off-set over the base.

Second layer of blocks

On goes a third layer.

Third layer

They used a bit of caulk to keep the third layer of blocks in place before dropping in the fire ring.

The fire ring sits over the lip of the top layer of blocks.

Fire ring over lip of stones

Stone pebbles make the transition from fire pit to grassy yard.

Stone pebbles around fire pit

S’mores time!

Completed fire pit

After a few hours of work, voila!

Fire pit at night

Source: Reddit