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 area ideas, including some unconventional ones!
Simple Brick Fire Pit Design
This fire pit design idea is simple and can be completed with 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.
Flagstone Fire Ring
This fire pit utilizes flagstones for its design and can match 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.
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 for this pirate ship.
Cowboy Cauldron Fire Pit
The Cowboy Cauldron Co. has some of the biggest and coolest fire pits and cast iron works available on the market. The company offers three styles of fire pits made from steel. They’re expensive, so unless you’re in the habit of hosting large parties in your backyard on a regular basis, one might not be for you. Find out how to cut cast iron on your own.
Diamond Plated Fire Pit
This diamond-plated pit is portable, which makes it an intriguing option for those short on space in the backyard. If you’ve got some knowledge of working with metal, then this is a DIY project right up your alley. You’ll need an angle grinder for this pit. Learn how to use an angle grinder.
Once you’re done with this project, check out these amazing backyard entertaining spaces.
Wooden Fire Pit
A wooden fire pit seems like a project that is sure to go up in flames. But this fire pit uses a sheet metal bucket as a liner, to prevent the body from catching fire. The design makes it look like you have a fireplace outside. If you’d rather have a fireplace inside your home, find out how to install a gas fireplace.
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 using the tub as a fire pit. Add some legs and some high-heat paint to get your pit started. Find out how to do DIY washing machine repair before deciding to repurpose it.
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.
Fire Pit and Patio Table
Make your fire pit do double duty with this patio table fire pit. This project requires welding and knowledge of how to work with propane heating. Once it’s done, it can be an awesome backyard piece that can be placed just about anywhere.