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burnsie
Budding Contributor

Fire pit area

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Transformed this corner of our yard into a neat fire pit area with a surrounding garden. 

First step was removing the trees which we use a chainsaw and a few trailer loads to get rid of the branches and logs. 


Second step we ended up hiring a mini excavator to remove the roots and 3 tonnes worth of dirt to get it levelled with the ground.


Third step using treated pine wood was building a retaining wall to hold the garden.


Fourth step was levelling the ground for a final time and then using landscaping sand as a base for the pavers and then used salt n pepper stones to finish it off with pavers to hold them in. 

Great little entertainment area all year round. 

 

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CSParnell
Experienced Contributor

Re: Fire pit area

Hi @burnsie,

Thank you so much for sharing to Workshop your transformation of the corner of your yard.

 

It has certainly opened up the area and I am sure will give you so much more use.

 

Was it much trouble digging those existing trees out?

 

Carl

burnsie
Budding Contributor

Re: Fire pit area

Thanks Carl! 
Haha very painful. Ended up having to hire a mini excavator to dig it up for us, quite a few roots underneath all that dirt. 

cheers,

Brendan

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CSParnell
Experienced Contributor

Re: Fire pit area

Hi @burnsie 

Sometimes that's the only way with mechanical force.

 

You did well.

 

Carl

MitchellMc
Bunnings Team Member
Bunnings Team Member

Re: Fire pit area

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @burnsie. It's sensational to have you join us, and many thanks for sharing this wonderful project.

 

Congratulations on doing an amazing job of transforming this space into a functional entertainment area. I trust you're thrilled with the results.
 

I'm sure our members would be keen to hear more about the steps you took to complete this project. Any additional details you could provide would be appreciated.

 

Many thanks for sharing once again, and we look forward to hearing about your next project around the house and garden.

Mitchell
 

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burnsie
Budding Contributor

Re: Fire pit area

Hey @MitchellMc thanks for the tip :smile:

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