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Backyard fire pit with bench seating

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A fire pit area with bench seating made from Besser blocks, pavers and timber.





The project


This is my biggest D.I.Y. project to date. An outdoor fire pit seating area. I made it from Besser Blocks and decorative breeze blocks. 






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I finished off with a Spotted Gum floating bench seat, decorative rocks and stepping pavers on the ground.




The post is to hang festoon lights up from our deck to the post and then to a tree.


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When a tree fell last year, the fire pit stayed relatively intact, apart from a couple of smashed breeze blocks. 




Lessons learned


Lessons learned from the project:


  • It’s best to take your time to make sure the project turns out exactly how you plan, especially if you are trying a new skill like rendering or laying blocks.

  • YouTube and Bunnings D.I.Y. videos are your friends.

  • Get a tradie to do the jobs you think would be worth having done right the first time, e.g. laying the foundation slab with vertical reinforcing bars, etc.


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