A round fire pit can be characterized by its circular shape and can provide a beautiful centerpiece in your yard. You will need to follow specific procedures in order to build a round fire pit with square bricks, but it is possible to do so as long as you pay attention to each step of the process.
This easy to build fire pit is made with square bricks, making it perfect for landscaping. With this project you can use either the pavers or tile you already have on hand, so there’s no need to purchase new materials.
A round fire pit is a great way to add the cozy feeling of a campfire to your backyard, but building one isn’t as easy as digging up some dirt and throwing in some logs. A lot of DIY projects can be done with what you already have lying around, but this one requires a specific set of supplies (most specifically: bricks). If you’re looking for satiating the comforting crackling of burning wood without having to go through the hassle of making s’mores, this fire pit is a must-have.
You will need:
- Fireproof material (such as fire brick)
- Soil (approximately 40 cubic feet of topsoil for the construction of a 4 x 8 foot fire pit)
- Leveling tool (trowel or rake)
- Safety goggles and gloves.
Laying the bricks
Now that you have your bricks and sand, it’s time to get down to business. Grab a square brick, put it on the ground (you may want to use a tarp for this part), and then use your trowel to spread out some sand. You’ll want enough sand to cover half of the surface area of the brick per side. Once you have enough sand spread out in one direction, place another square brick directly on top of it—this should be oriented so that its edges are touching those of the one below. If they don’t match up exactly right, don’t worry! Just fill in any gaps with more sand until everything is nice and level before moving on.
Once both sides are covered in an even layer of mortar/sand, flip over both pieces at once so that they’re facing upward instead of downward (so now there should be two layers underneath each other). The next step involves repeating this process: place one more layer directly on top using the same technique as before—and then continue working from there until all four sides are completely covered by even layers! Once this final step is complete (and probably after some time has passed where nothing happens), stand back up again and admire all that hard work paying off into something beautiful–your very own round fire pit.
Putting in the sand
The next step is to put in the sand. The sand will help keep your brick fire pit from burning and also keep it from spreading. You’ll need to grab a trowel, or some other tool that will allow you to scoop up sand, and then transfer it into your fire pit. If you have enough bricks left over, we recommend using them as makeshift pallets for transferring the rest of your dirt into place; if not, just use whatever else you have on hand—a shovel would work fine too!
Once all of this is done and everything is nice and level (or close enough), it’s time for our final step:
Filling the pit with fireproof material
You can fill your pit with a variety of materials. Fireproof bricks, mortar and concrete are all options. Use fire-resistant bricks if you want something that is more aesthetically pleasing but not as long lasting. If you want something that will last a long time and is easy to clean, use fireproof mortar or concrete instead. You can also make your own mixture using sand and clay as the base ingredients for the mixture—this will be less expensive than buying pre-made mixtures from a store because sand is cheaper than both bricks and cement.
When you’re leveling your soil, you’ll want to make sure the ground is flat and even. The best way to do this is with a spirit level. If you don’t have access to a spirit level, there are other options:
- A long level – This tool looks similar to a yardstick but it has bubble levels on both ends instead of just one at the end like normal. You can also use this as an inclinometer if you don’t have a laser or water level available.
- A laser level – Laser levels work by sending out infrared beams that bounce back towards their source when they hit something reflective (usually metal), which makes them easy to set up for use with an existing surface like concrete slabs or bricks placed in rows on top of dirt piles without needing stakes attached near each corner before setting up your tripod stand so it doesn’t fall over during construction time! Some models come with remote controls too; just remember never point these into anyone’s eyes while they’re working because doing so may cause temporary blindness or permanent damage depending upon how close they were standing when pointing said device directly toward someone else’s face.
Test and enjoy!
After you have finished laying down the bricks and prepping your fire pit, it’s time to test out your new creation. Before sitting down on the bricks, check that they’re not too hot by putting a hand to them for about ten seconds. If they are still warm after that time, it is safe for you to sit on them; if not, wait until they cool off before sitting down. When using any flammable liquids around a fire pit or grill, make sure not to overfill containers or leave them unattended while they’re heating up. Also make sure that if you’re grilling meat (or anything else), make sure it’s thoroughly cooked before eating it.
A round fire pit is a great way to add the cozy feeling of a campfire to your backyard.
A round fire pit is a great way to add the cozy feeling of a campfire to your backyard. It’s also a great way to spend time with family and friends, or even enjoy the outdoors and cook your favorite meals on it.
The best part about building your own round fire pit is that you can customize it any way you want! You can choose how big or small you want the pit, what type of bricks or stones you want to use, etc. If there are any special events coming up soon like birthdays or anniversaries then why not make them memorable by creating something unique just for them.
If you follow these steps, you will have a beautiful, functional fire pit in your backyard. It is a great way to get the whole family together on chilly nights and gather around the warmth of the fire. Not only that, but it adds a touch of rustic sophistication to your yard and makes it more appealing visually.