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Homemade fire pit

Using YouTuber Homesteadeconomic's tutorial I built this for under $100

 

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Re: Homemade fire pit

Looks fantastic @Bundaboy, well done! 

 

I'm sure you'll enjoy many fun times sitting around the fire.

 

What materials did you use?

 

Jason

 

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Re: Homemade fire pit

Pretty much as in the homesteadeconomics video, cold rolled sheet steel, what he called masonery sand but is what I later discovered is paver sand (I used the coarsest sand I could find, which was totally wrong but it seems to have worked well enough and in all honesty, as I just laid this on the ground, it worked out better for me as it minimised any leakage, although the ants seemed to love it, I can always top it up with paver sand if I get any settling, but after nearly two years it has stood up well. The stones were left over gabion stones (I am working on a gabion fence - long story but I will get there one day).

 

As this is only ordinary steel, it obviously won't last forever, but it will outlast me I am pretty sure.

 

The only thing I would do again is to try and invent some kind of forming system to curve the steel sheet as it was very difficult to keep perfectly circular, and I am a bit OCD about those kind of things.

 

It's a brilliant, if rustic, design and I would thoroughly recommend it if you like that style.

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Re: Homemade fire pit

Looks great! Well done.
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