How to Make a Fire Pit With Leftover Brick
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DIY Brick Fire Pit

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Re-purpose your old, leftover brick, and learn how to make a fire pit with this DIY brick fire pit tutorial! 

DIY Brick Fire Pit

For those of you that have been around for a while, you know that we have done tons of projects with the 2 pallets of reclaimed brick that we got from a local greenhouse.

The best bang for our buck ever!

We have been slowly creating a backyard retreat, and instead of a fire pit where the bottom always rusts out, I decided to make a permanent fire pit with more leftover brick.

I know there has been some concern about using bricks that aren’t made for high heat, but I grew up with a large brick fire pit ring and never once saw a brick explode.

So I suppose it is a create-at-your-own-risk kind of DIY, but I have never had an issue!

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DIY Brick Fire Pit

Before

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

Things You Will Need:

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

#1. Use 2 Bricks and Mark your Diameter

In this fire pit, we made it 36″.

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

#2. REpeat step 1 with two more bricks

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

#3.  Fill in the gaps with brick to make a ring.

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

#4.  Place adhesive on the bottom of the next row of brick and stack.

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

#5.  Repeat step 4 with the 3rd layer of bricks.

DIY Brick Fire Pit

 

 

DIY Brick Fire Pit

#6.  Fill the center with pea gravel

DIY Brick Fire Pit

We already had gravel down in this area, but if you are building this on a patio or the grass simply fill the inside of the pit with gravel.

And voila!

DIY Brick Fire Pit

AFter

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

Before and AFter

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DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

DIY Brick Fire Pit

Ahna Fulmer // Hammers N Hugs
Re-purpose your old, leftover brick, and learn how to make a fire pit with this DIY brick fire pit tutorial! 
Total Time 1 hour

Equipment

  • Tape measure

Ingredients
  

  • 42 standard bricks (makes a 3-tiered 36" diameter fire pit)
  • landscaping construction adhesive
  • gravel

Instructions
 

  • USE 2 BRICKS AND MARK YOUR DIAMETER at 36"
  • FILL IN THE GAPS WITH BRICK TO MAKE A RING.
  • PLACE ADHESIVE ON THE BOTTOM OF THE NEXT ROW OF BRICK AND STACK
  • REPEAT WITH THE 3RD LAYER OF BRICKS.
  • FILL THE CENTER WITH PEA GRAVEL.
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  1. I would love to have a fire pit. I love how simple this is. Visiting from Wonderful Wednesday at My Life Abundant.

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