Are you looking for a cost-effective way of sprucing up your backyard for next summer ? A DIY fire pit is a great way to add a visually appealing centerpiece to your yard that serves as a focal point for socializing and entertaining. Plus, with just a little bit of elbow grease, you can build your own awesome pit without breaking the bank.
It turns out, you can make your very own unique handcrafted stonework fireplace for less than $140. Although you'll have to put in a solid afternoon of work, the alternative of having someone install something similar in your backyard will easily run you well over $1000. Plus, you just can't put a price on the satisfaction you'll feel after you make this yourself. If you think you're up for the challenge, here's what you need to get started:
34 total pieces of 3-1/2" x 11-1/2" x 7" Crestone Beveled Retaining Wall Block (you may need more or less depending on the size of your fire ring)
One steel fire ring (which you can find at most hardware stores)