This last Christmas my husband and I received a fire pit with stand. I of course wanted to make it a little more rustic, so I decided to do some research. I'm not exactly sure how many videos I watched about those cute little fire pits made from concrete retention wall blocks! The more I watched the more frustrated I became... most of them didn't use a store bought pit! So what did I decide to do? That's right, I just winged it!
I began by removing the top level of dirt and grass in a circular shape, with about a 5 foot diameter. Once I had the area free of grass, my husband leveled the area with pea gravel. (Pictured below).
Next I purchased about 40 basic retaining wall block. I began by laying down the first 10 in a circle. I then tested my pit by placing it down to ensure the lip of the pit fit snugly on the block. I then offset the next set of 10 and continued with the entire 40 block. Then I placed my 29" pit and it fit perfectly.
We do of course have to weed the area, because we failed to place a weed preventer below the gravel.
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