DIY Fire Pit?

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Registered: 03-31-2014
DIY Fire Pit?
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Fri, 08-15-2014 - 11:27am

Has anyone tried to make their own fire pit? I know you can buy them, but I like the look of the ones that are in the ground or ground level and made of pavers/bricks. Like this: 

I know paver work can be expensive especially adding on labor. We're pretty decent with outdoor work, so I was wondering how others may have made out doing it themselves. :) With the fall coming, I'd like to have one of these set up for the first brisk night! :)

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Registered: 02-14-2013
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 2:43pm

I am in the process of creating a fire pit in my back yard. My groundwork isn't nearly as fancy as your photo but it's a big square that I can place some lawn furniture on after I get the pit made. I am doing it a piece at a time as I can afford it and my next step is the pit itself. I am planning on being done with it entirely by early September.

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Registered: 02-14-2013
Fri, 08-15-2014 - 2:51pm

I am in the process of creating a fire pit in my back yard. My groundwork isn't nearly as fancy as your photo but it's a big square that I can place some lawn furniture on after I get the pit made. I am doing it a piece at a time as I can afford it and my next step is the pit itself. I am planning on being done with it entirely by early September.

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Registered: 02-14-2000
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 10:05am

GOOGLE "Build a fire pit" or "Making a fire pit......tons off ideas and answers there!

Marti

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Registered: 05-09-2010
Mon, 08-18-2014 - 11:29am

These seem to be so popular right now. There are a couple of homes in my neighborhood with this type fire pit and my husband and I have been considering it. I would be interested in knowing what people have spent on these.

Nancy