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Outdoor fire pit and seating area: Chilax by the fire

cmp3121
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Outdoor fire pit and seating area: Chilax by the fire

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After wanting somewhere quiet and relaxing to sit after a long day at work to have a coffee or a cocktail, or to laze around and nap or read a book, I decided to make this fire pit and seating area. All done by myself. And after having to level the ground, a lot of shoveling, sand, gravel and rock and installing a small retaining wall and decorating with some small plants and fairy lights, it is an amazing area to sit and relax by the fire, or have a night with friends and family. 

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KatieC
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Re: Chilax by the fire

Hi @cmp3121,

 

Let me first extend a warm welcome from the Bunnings Workshop community. It is wonderful to have you join us and share your fire pit zone project. This is such a great project, it may even make it into our fire pit outdoor entertaining areas top ideas one day! 

 

Your new chillax area compliments your lush green yard so very well. I especially like your swing chairs, was that hard to set up? Any words of advice for someone looking to create a zone like this of their own? 

 

Katie

 

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cmp3121
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Re: Chilax by the fire

Hi Katie. 
no the swing chairs were easy. Have holes dug and concrete in some pine posts then I attached another pine post to the top of it and secured with long screws and brackets, then I used wider pine to place over the top of the top post (both on the front and back)  to make it a nicer finish and then attached the two smaller posts in the corners to give it extra support. Then I used long eye boots and drilled the into the top beam and secured them and used shackles to hold up the chair. There’s a bit too it but it’s quite easy enough. Good luck with your project. 

KatieC
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Re: Chilax by the fire

Hi @cmp3121,

 

Thank you for the detailed process! I have saved your project in my bookmarks, I'll make sure I tag you once we have created our swing chairs later this year. 

 

Katie

 

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