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Build a Fire Ring or Pit

How to build a simple fire ring or pit for your yard

Items needed for project

Space for fire ring thats far enough away from anything in your yard that might catch fire to be safe, ideally room for people to sit around it is nice too.

Blocks, bricks or rocks to ring your fire ring or pit with.
Bags of sand 2+ depending on size of finished ring
Wood to burn

Also suggested:
Something to cut the bags of sand and anything else you might need to cut for this project.
Shovel if you decide on making it a pit instead of a ring.
 
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Step 1: Getting started

Get your blocks, bricks or rocks ready and mark out a circle in your yard by laying out a ring of blocks, bricks or rocks widening it as much as desired. I put on a 2nd layer of bricks to keep it more contained. I used a total of 32 of thes 4x10 inch blocks in my double layer ring.

If you want a specific shape other than something circular use your imagination, you could mark on the grass with spray paint, or dig around with your shovel to get it more accurate if needed.

I wasn't to picky so mines a sorta oval ring. I should have taken some in between pictures but I didn't plan to make an instructable I only agreed to after a friend asked me about the fire ring.
Blue Hawaii10 months ago
Sure hope that's fire brick and not cement pavers.
plznothanks2 years ago
Bear Grylls is the champ at this http://howtohacklife101.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-build-fire.html
abadfart4 years ago
 its ok my house is Margareta green 
pretty cool. if theres space you should improvise seating or a table with left over bricks so it matches
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