Do It! How to Build a Concrete Fire Pit

A DIY concrete fire pit can add a modern feature to your backyard and serve as a conversation piece.

If you need to relax, nothing beats lounging by a cozy fire — and you can build a fire pit for your backyard from wood and concrete.

You just need Quikrete, scrap wood (or cuts from the home center) and some tools you may have on hand, which makes this an easy and affordable DIY project!

Want to tackle his project? Then check out the Shopping List.

What You’ll Need

  • Quikrete 5000 (20-25 bags)
  • Quikrete ¾” Gravel
  • Fire Bricks
  • Lava Rock
  • Mortar
  • Clean Tap Water
  • 28 Scrap 2-by-4s
  • 16 Scrap 2-by-6s
  • 3 Scrap 2-by-3s
  • Eight 6-inch L-Brackets
  • Hoe
  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Tamp Tool
  • Pointed Steel Trowel
  • Float
  • Wheel Barrow or Concrete Mixer
  • Level
  • Rubber Mallet
  • 18-inch-long and 36-inch long, 3/8-inch diameter Rebar
  • Sheet
  • 18 Volt Cordless Drill
  • 18 Volt Circular Saw
  • 2½ inch Deck Screws
  • Waterproof Gloves
  • Safety Glasses

Ready to get to work? Then read on for instructions!


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