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12 Great Backyard Fire Pit Ideas

A fire pit can be the centerpiece of any backyard. Check out some of these cool and clever fire pit ideas, including some unconventional ones!

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Diamond Plated Fire Pit

If you’re short on space in the backyard and have some experience working with metal, this DIY project is right up your alley. You’ll need an angle grinder for this pit, which is portable. Learn how to use an angle grinder.

Once you’re done with this project, check out these amazing backyard entertaining spaces.

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Simple Brick Fire Pit Design

This straightforward fire pit design idea requires less than $300 in materials. After a few days work, it turned out to be the perfect place to gather around on chilly evenings. Find out how to build this fire pit in your backyard.

Before you start, be sure to check out these fire pit safety tips.

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Flagstone Fire Ring

This fire pit utilizes flagstones for its design and goes nicely with any retaining wall features you might have in your yard. Because flagstones are more expensive than bricks, this one costs more than the brick design. But it’s bigger, as well as easier to build since there’s no mortar required. Find out how to build a flagstone fire ring on your own.

Check out these 10 really cool gas fire pits for your backyard.

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Pirate Ship Fire Pit

This elaborate design can fulfill the artistic ambitions of a creative DIYer. If you’ve got the tools available, a pirate ship fire pit could be a swash-buckling good time. Check out 12 tips for drilling holes in metal if you dare to set course with this pirate ship.

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Cowboy Cauldron Fire Pit

The Cowboy Cauldron Co. has some of the biggest and coolest fire pits and cast iron works on the market. The company offers three styles of steel fire pits. They’re expensive, so unless you regularly host large parties in your backyard, this one might not be for you. Find out how to cut cast iron on your own.

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Spa Fire Pit

Paragon Pools has created some distinctive fire pits with pools nearby. This pit is cozy and sure to keep you warm as you step out of the whirlpool spa. Get some backyard ideas by checking out backyard entertaining spaces.

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Stone Bar and Fire Pit

This combination stone fire pit and bar offers an intriguing take on fire pit design. If you like the look of stonework, find out how to install stone facing on your home. If you want something less permanent, learn more about portable fire pits.

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Bowl of Fire

It cost less than $50 to fashion this DIY fire pit with some concrete and an old bowl. Find out how to mix concrete properly.

Here’s how to ready your fire pit for fall.

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Wooden Fire Pit

A fire pit made from wood? Rest easy — it’s lined with a sheet metal bucket to prevent the body from catching fire. The design makes it look like there’s a fireplace outside. If you’d rather have a fireplace inside your home, find out how to install a gas fireplace.

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Washer Tub Fire Pit

That old washer got you through years of dirty laundry, so don’t just cast it aside. Instead, repurpose it by turning the tub into a fire pit. Add some legs and high-heat paint to get your pit started. Before giving up on that washer, learn how to do DIY washing machine repair.

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Grocery Cart Fire Pit

Bring the fire with you with a portable grocery cart fire pit. Add a spark screen and a base to catch the embers and you’re on your way with a pit that costs less than $100. You can even keep a stockpile of wood underneath. Cut down a tree safely if you need firewood for your fire pit.

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Fire Pit and Patio Table

Make your fire pit do double duty with this patio table fire pit. This project requires welding and experience with propane heating. Once it’s done, it can be an awesome backyard piece.

Learn more about propane tank safety.

All prices and links were current as of publication.

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