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15 DIY Fire Pit Ideas

A DIY Fire Pit is a great addition to your backyard, as it will provide you with a cozy and comfortable setting in which to spend quality time with your family and friends. Besides being a welcomed aesthetic addition to your property, a DIY fire pit is also highly practical and can be used for an occasional barbecue. Therefore, here are 15 extraordinary fire pit ideas which you will love, and which you’ll definitely consider embellishing your yard with.

1. Simple Circular DIY Fire Pit

The Simple round DIY Fire Pit is the classic fire pit option which you can build and set up in your backyard. Simple and elegant, it will serve a multitude of purposes, from preparing barbecues to just sitting down and contemplating the fire. Building this fire pit is not the easiest DIY undertaking you will ever come across with and will require at least some skill and experience with handling bricks.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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2. Circular DIY Fire Pit With Paved Patio

This a more complex version of the above fire pit, one who will go beyond its basic function, and also provide you with an extended degree of comfort. Building it, however, is a considerably more complex operation due to the need of integrating the fire pit with the paved patio. Once finished, however, it will provide you with a comfortable and beautiful space in which to spend quality time with your loved ones.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 30 minutes

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3. Cinder Block Fire Pit

This is a low-cost DYI fire pit option that will nevertheless fulfill its purpose as well as any other fire pit. If you are into urban aesthetics, this fire pit is something you might consider going for. The real advantage of this backyard fire pit is the simplicity of its construction and associated logistics. It can be used for both practical and leisure purposes.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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4. Table DIY Fire Pit

The table fire pit is always a great choice for outdoor cooking, as it allows for tons of fun recipes to be prepared directly on the fire, in the middle of your garden table. Nevertheless, this homemade fire pit requires some carpentry skills, which are necessary for successfully embedding the fire pit in the table and ensuring that the table itself is not exposed to high temperatures.

Level of difficulty: Hard

Duration: 1 hour

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5. Simple Buried DIY Fire Pit

Easy to build, this fire pit design is what you’ll want to choose if a cozy and safe backyard fire is what you’re aiming for. This brick fire pit is really simple to construct, and will not require any consistent building experience. On the contrary, enthusiasm and a little engineering common sense will be more than sufficient for building this simple fire pit.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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6. Simple Square DIY Fire Pit

This fire pit is the perfect choice for people interested in preparing regular barbecues in the comfort of their own backyard. The square raised shape is ideal for placing a grill on top, when necessary. It’s also reasonably easy to build, with the only difficulty being posed by carrying the heavy bricks to the final location.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 40 minutes

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7. Half-Closed DIY Fire Pit

A rather unconventional fire pit, this cinder block and steel grate contraption is a great choice if an outdoor fireplace is what you’re looking for. Besides being easy to build, it can also be easily adapted for preparing barbecues and meals.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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8. Steel & Stone DIY Fire Pit

Fun to build and safe for your garden or backyard, the steel&stone fire pit is a good choice if you’re looking for an easy and cheap solution for enjoying an evening fire in your backyard. While not that aesthetic, the gravel insulation between the two steel circles will ensure that the fire pit is safer to have, especially if you have kids and/or pets. Do take care, in any case!

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 1-2 hours

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9. Boulder DIY Fire Pit

Go primitive with this great backyard fire pit that will leave everyone impressed. However, plan everything carefully before embarking on this endeavor. Make sure you’re using boulders of a suitable size, which you can handle without injuring yourself. The great advantage of this homemade fire pit is that it provides comfortable heating in the garden during colder months, due to the amount of heat which remains stored in the boulders for a long time after the fire burns low. You can opt out from making the patio, and just stick with making the fire pit.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 1 hour

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10. Square Metal DIY Fire Pit

The fire pit of choice for people enjoying a more modern touch to their patio props. The black polished metal makes for a great contrast with a paved patio, and will give your backyard an avant-garde look. However, you should be careful, especially if you have children playing around, as the metal can become extremely hot after being exposed to the fire.

Level of difficulty: Hard

Duration: 3 days

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11. Circular Buried DIY Fire Pit

The circular buried fire pit is perhaps the most accessible backyard fire pit idea you can take into consideration without giving up the classical fire pit shape. This is also its main advantage, making it a great compromise idea for people who simply don’t have the time or resources to invest into a more complicated fire pit idea. With a few finishing touches, you can even make it look great.

Level of difficulty: Medium

Duration: 60 minutes

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12. DIY Bathtub Fire Pit

Go wild with this DIY Fire Pit that will surely generate a lot of talk around the neighborhood. If you have an old bathtub and a few other things, it will be quite easy to make. The cool thing about the old metal bathtubs is that it’s actually a great item you can use to build a buried fire pit, as it’s resistant to both heat and humidity. Better get ready for some state of the art bathtub barbecues!

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 30 minutes

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13. Well-On-Fire DIY Fire Pit

Get Creative with a fire pit resembling a water well. Used mainly for aesthetic and heating purposes, this fire pit will require a considerable amount of creative work on your behalf to make it work. However, it’s a really nice addition to your garden, as it represents a true embodiment of how you can use scrap materials to create a work of art.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 40 minutes

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14. Metal Bucket DIY Fire Pit

Not the most stunningly beautiful solution out there, but perhaps the easiest, the metal bucket fire pit will allow you to enjoy a fire on a cold evening just as well as any other fire pit idea out there.

Level of difficulty: Easy

Duration: 5 minutes

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15. Stylish Mediterranean DIY Fire Pit

Complicated to make but extremely rewarding, the Mediterranean DIY Fire Pit is a true work of art and will require considerable effort and skill to build. However, once finished, it will make your backyard resemble the leisure area of a Renaissance Palace.

Level of difficulty: Hard

Duration: 3 hours

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Conclusion

Whether a complicated project or a simple backyard undertaking, a DIY fire pit is a lot a fun and will bring you a much-needed relaxing activity in the evening! For more ideas to beautify your backyard, check out these 6 beautiful DIY greenhouse designs that are easy to build and offer fresh food. Know any other ways to make a fire pit? Tell us all about it in a comment below!

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