August 12, 2013

Starting Over--A New Fire Pit!

It was once a sand box, then when the kids quit using it, it became a fire pit.  Seems like so long ago that those littles were in their building sand castles.  But we've also had many memories gathered around the fire pit.  It was ready for an upgrade.

I ripped out all the timbers that made the frame.  It came out much easier than I expected and I was pleasantly surprised.

After shoveling out lots of ash and extra sand, I began circling the bricks and leveling them. (not my favorite part of the project!)

I used some landscaping cement to anchor all the bricks to each other to make it sturdy.

That was a big task, but we are only half way done!  Then came my favorite and finding some really cool rock for the fire pit.

After placing the rocks around the exterior of the bricks, I filled in the areas between bricks with sand.

Are you ready?  It took me several trips back for rocks, as I had a picture in my mind of how I wanted it to look.  I am really pleased with the result.

We've already had our inaugural fire to roast marshmallows!  What do you think?


  1. Cherie, looks like a nice fire pit! Great job. Might consider the IncinerGrate from FIREase. Great product makes these fires easy to build and start, low maintenance and long lasting.

  2. Well, I'll be darned! Not anything like I thought it was going to look like. Great Job. When's the 'smores coming out?


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