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Fire pit entertaining area with seating and planter boxes

raymond265
Budding Contributor
raymond265
raymond265
Budding Contributor

This space for year-round outdoor entertaining includes bench seats with built-in planter boxes and a fire pit lid that doubles as a small table.

 

 

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The project

 

Being a first home buyer, this was my first chance to build something and I'm surprised it actually turned out ok.

 

The bench seats with planter boxes were easy to make. I used H4 treated Pine sleepers with a height of four sleepers. The bottom two boxes measure 3 x 1m and the top two measure 3 x 0.5m

 

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I pre-built all the pieces in my garage, added supports for the seat base and the base of the planters and then painted all the pieces.

 

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I then stained decking boards.

 

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 And took it all out to the yard to piece it together.

 

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After that, it was just a matter of creating a boundary to contain the pebbles, and put pavers and a fire pit in.

 

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I built the lid for the fire pit so that we can use the area for entertaining year round as it doubles as a small table.

 

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The area has already had a good workout as we had our wedding reception in the backyard and it was where everyone wanted to be.

 

How to build a fire pit

 

Experienced Workshop member Adam Woodhams shares step-by-step instructions for creating your own fire pit area with a removable rustic fire-bowl in this guide: How to build a fire pit.

 

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More fire pit projects

 

Using Merbau screens as fencing and in a custom bench seat design, Workshop member lcooksey88 created an outdoor haven dedicated to gatherings around the fire pit.

 

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Workshop member Ian added this eye-catching D.I.Y. fire pit to a paved area for outdoor entertaining.

 

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