DIY Tips on How to Make Small Backyard Fire Pit 

There is nothing greater than a warm fire on a chilly evening. A small backyard fire pit makes any patio or backyard into a great gathering place where friends and family can eat, talk, play cards or just rest by the fire. Most probably you landed here to learn how to make a fire pit outdoors. In this article, we will show you simple steps on how to make a small fire pit in your outdoors. 

So, are you ready to turn your backyard into a cozy camp spot by making your own fire pit? Try this easy DIY tips to make a small backyard fire pit. 

Things You Need to Make a Fire Pit

  • String
  • Spade
  • Shovel
  • Masonry sandbags
  • Bricks for the fire pit wall
  • Approximately 20 rocks (Melon size)
  • Bricks

    Before you start with your fire pit building, consult your local fire code to see if fire pits are allowed in your city and, if yes, how far away the fire pit has to be from a structure.

Steps on How to Make a Small Backyard Fire Pit

Step 1: Decide the location and create a circle

First, you need to make sure that the fire pit is in a safe distance from the structures, bushes or trees. Second, locate the perfect place where the fire pit will look good as well as you can get a good view while enjoying the fire. 

To make a fire pit, consider a diameter of four to five feet. Mark an X, with the axis at the center of what will be your fire pit. Now use a string to mark a circle on the grass around your X. Measure these with a tape measure or your feet, which are probably about a foot long if you have big feet. 

Step 2: Dig the hole

While digging a hole, make sure it should be about ten inches deep, with the sides gently angled out, like a bowl with a flat bottom.  

Step 3: Clean nearby area

Using a spade remove the layer of grass all around the perimeter of the pit, going back about afoot. Moreover, you can use these scraps to cover the patch dead spots on your lawn. 

Step 4: Place the bricks

Line the entire inside perimeter of the fire pit using bricks in a vertical position. Make sure you place it close together as you can, and buried about two inches. Now arrange the rocks at the top of the ring, jamming each one into the soil a bit. Also make sure, as you place each rock, try to fit it into the one next to it so they are kind of spooning. 

Step 5: Create a hearth

Now place the bricks around the pit to create a hearth. Keep one row pointing out like rays of the sun, and then, finally, a row around that, like an O, containing everything. There are many more hearth designs you can make as per your choice. 

Step 6: Dump Sand in Center

Now, dump the sand into the center of the pit and spread evenly. Now your fire pit is ready to use. Call in your friends and family to make a memorable evening. 

This was the simple steps to make a small backyard fire pit in your backyard. If you are not confident about doing it yourself, you can call in the professionals for the job. If you are looking for professional fire pit builders in Escondido and nearby areas, look no further than BNC Builders Inc. We have years of experience and provide the best fire pit design. You can call us at 760 871 5480 for FREE quotes and bookings. You can also follow us on Facebook & Twitter for regular service updates.