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Brick And Rock Fireplace

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This is a simple-moderate difficultly fireplace that can be made with around the yard supplies!! It may be a lot of work so be prepared! I for one think its for sure worth a morning or afternoon of work and ready by the evening for relaxation!! Good luck!
 
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Step 1: The Location

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First off you need to find a place for this to go, I chose an area that was a few feet away from our porch and away from nearby trees just to be safe!

Step 2: What You Will Need

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This didn't cost me anything as I already had all the materials on my backyard. I used a round head shovel, a outdoor broom, square head shovel (optional) brick, gravel and lastly, time!!! (If you choose to do step 8 you'll need about 6 iron rods and a hammer)

Step 3: The Pit

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I made mine at a width of about 2 ft and a depth of about 2 ft but if you have enough materials it can be as deep or wide as you want it!!

Step 4: Shaping

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In my case I used the square head shovel to shape the pit in kind of a octagonal shape so it's easier to lay bricks down! (My puppy wouldn't get away from the hole)

Step 5: Layering The Brick

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They key to this is having a strong and level base! I made my base a square but you can make it pretty much whatever shape you want! As you are making the base you may need to fill in some holes in the brick with the dirt you just dug up or to keep it level and steady! After you have a strong base to apply more bricks on top and fill in any extra or unwanted holes! Eventually it'll start looking like this, depending on what shape you chose!
bindustrial8 months ago
It clearly shows the brick drying fire place. Now-a-days brick making machines contains baking feature to dry the bricks easily. http://www.bennyindustries.com/products.php?id=7
itsdeeerek (author) 8 months ago
It is very safe because its deep enough for you to let it burn out by itself! Thanks for the vote!
blkhawk8 months ago
It looks safe! You got my vote!
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