How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Tape measure
  • Level
  • Garden rake
  • Wheelbarrow
  • Safety glasses
  • Sledgehammer
  • Spade

Dolly, Sod cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • 24 granite retaining wall stones (6-1/2 x 8 x 14 in.)
  • 200 sq.ft. of flagstone
  • 1-1/2 yards of sand
  • Marking spray paint