How To Build A Fieldstone Fire Pit

Our Backyard Fire Pit
Our Backyard Fire Pit

This Backyard Fire Pit was an Easy DIY Project

Situated in the backyard and surrounded by mature woodlands, our fieldstone fire pit is made of stones collected from the rocky outcroppings found around our property. The cleared site for our new fieldstone fire pit was once the location of a large cedar play set and is the perfect location for building a fire pit. The area measures approximately 20 feet across and the ground is covered with a layer of pea gravel for protection from wayward sparks and embers. The pathways through the woodland gardens leading to the fire pit area are also covered with pea gravel for a safe and leisurely stroll to reach the fire pit.

Backyard fire pits are popular elements in landscape design, ranging from a simple campfire, to a decorative metal fire ring, to lavish outdoor stone fireplaces. Fueled by firewood or propane gas, a backyard fire pit creates a destination spot in the garden for comfortable gatherings of friends and family.

Here's how we built our fieldstone fire pit in just a weekend:

Fieldstone Fire Pit Photos by the Author

How To Build A Fieldstone Fire Pit


Location, Location, Location

Select a site on the open ground and away from buildings, trees, brush piles or other flammable materials. A fourteen to sixteen foot diameter area is about the minimum space needed for a fire pit and the adjoining seating area.

Find the center of the selected area, and drive a small stake into the ground. Attach an 8' foot long string to the stake, and use the string to mark a 16' diameter circle around the stake (or larger, if space allows). This will mark the outside edge of the gravel area surrounding the fire pit.


Create the Inner Circle

Now attach a two foot long string to the stake, and use the string to make out a 4' diameter circle around the stake. This will mark the outside edge of the fire pit.

With a shovel, dig out the 4' circle to at least a depth of 12 inches (18 inches is even better). Scrape the insides and bottom of the circle flat and smooth to create the pit.

Spread a layer of gravel over the bottom of the pit to help the rainwater to drain away and prevent puddles of wood ash.

Fieldstone fire pit
Fieldstone fire pit

Haul Some Rock

Now comes the fun part -- and the heavy lifting. If you have access to a rocky woodlands area, you may be able to collect your own fieldstone for building the outer ring of the fire pit. ALWAYS make sure that you have the owner's permission before removing any rocks -- it is illegal and unethical to remove rocks from stone walls or other property that does not belong to you.

The fieldstone used for this fire pit was collected from a rocky outcropping on our property, and we only selected rocks that we could easily move and carry. When searching for fieldstone, look for rocks that roughly the same size and shape, and have similar color patterns. Flatter and roughly rectangular shaped rocks are easiest to stack, but rounded rock can be used to build the low stone walls of the fire pit. If you do not have access to fieldstone, many garden and landscape design centers sell rocks which are perfectly suited for lining the perimeter of a fire pit.


Stack 'em Up

Temporarily lay out the fieldstone around the outside of the fire pit so you can select the size, shape and 'face' of the rocks as you need them to build the ring. Beginning with the larger rocks, position the stones at the base and against the earthen wall of the pit. As you place and stack the stones next to and on top of each other, only the front facing surface of the rock will show. Work around the circle of the pit, staggering the placement of the stones to create a small stone wall all of the way around the ring. Take care when placing the rocks to stabilize each one against the pit wall and against the surrounding stones to build a sturdy and good looking stone wall.

Continue placing the stones and building up your wall until the field stone ring is at least 24" high. Save some of the flatter stones to use as "cap" stones to top off the walls of the fieldstone fire pit.


Create A Buffer Zone

Spread a layer of gravel around the outside of the fire pit to cover the ground within the 16 foot outer circle, raking the gravel level and smooth. The gravel acts as a barrier to help stop any wayward embers from igniting the grass, leaves or other ground cover.

Position benches, chair and other outdoor furniture around the fieldstone fire pit to create a comfortable seating area to enjoy the warmth of the fire. We made our benches by recycling portions of the cedar play set into comfortable and sturdy seating, and the patina from the weathered wood blends nicely with the country feeling of the fieldstone fire pit area.

Adding a fire screen over the pit will also help to stop any embers from spreading, and add to your safety.


Need Fieldstone for Your Fire Pit?

Many garden and landscape design centers sell rocks which are perfectly suited for lining the perimeter of a fire pit.

ALWAYS make sure that you have the owner's permission before removing any rocks -- it is illegal and unethical to remove rocks from stone walls or other property that is not yours. Those historic old stone walls have stood guard for a century or more, and should not be disturbed. We have lots of broken ledge and loose fieldstone on our property, so no stones walls were harmed to make our backyard fire fit.

Backyard Fire Rings

Even if you don't want to build a fieldstone fire pit, you can still create a safe area for a campfire in the backyard with a metal fire ring.

Our Fieldstone Fire Pit Gets A Lot of Use!

How often do you use your fire pit?

  • At least once a week
  • Nearly every weekend
  • Mostly in the spring and summer
  • Mostly in the fall and winter
  • Ocassionally, and I plan to use it more often
  • I don't have a fire pit yet, but I'm gonna build one!
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You Can Build Your Own Fieldstone Fire Pit!

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Fire Pit Safety Tips

Use Caution and Common Sense!

Safety is always the #1 Priority.

Check with your local zoning department for any regulations or permits required for building a fire pit and for burning in an open pit.

Be careful in selecting rock for building your fire pit. Rock can be porous, and some river rock can retain moisture that will crack and explode when heated by the fire.

Use good common sense when building camp fires. Do not create a raging bonfire that is too large for your small backyard fire pit.

Never leave a fire unattended.

Keep a bucket of water or garden hose near the fire pit area to quench any wayward embers.

The Fieldstone Fire Pit is Ready! Bring on the S'mores!!


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Tell Us About Your Backyard Fire Pit 159 comments

anonymous 5 years ago

I love fire pits and love your backyard field stone fire pit. Once again you present what you will be teaching and then take time for the smallest details so other's can enjoy the success of doing it right the first time...and then S'mores even, what fun!

anonymous 5 years ago

Now featured on my Cool People lens because being by a fire is cool!

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raegal75 5 years ago

Great instructions! Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

We're thinking to replace our metal and tile firepit. This looks intriguing. We have plenty of fieldstone in New Hampshire,but it is mostly rounded so hard to stack. I've been gathering it and making low walls around my planting areas.

termit_bronx 5 years ago

Congratulations on your LOTD! :)

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MelissaRodgz 5 years ago

Great and helpful lens. It is really well put together. So informative.

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evelynsaenz1 5 years ago from Royalton

Congratulations on Lens of the Day! We are in the process of improving our fire pit design and this is just the information we needed. Thank you so much.

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evelynsaenz1 5 years ago from Royalton

Squid Angel blessed:)

NidhiRajat 5 years ago

amazing and congrats for this great lens!!!

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Showpup LM 5 years ago

Beautiful lens with super information. I'd love to build a nice backyard fire pit one day.

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jasminesphotogr 5 years ago

Great lens! This is definitely something I'd build if I had my own backyard. Maybe someday. :) Congrats on being lens of the day.

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bechand 5 years ago

I like yours better than mine !

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AgingIntoDisabi 5 years ago

Thanks for the detailed instructions. The pictures make it perfect.

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pramodbisht 5 years ago

Nice Lens Congrats on LOTd

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aka-rms 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations, this lens was selected as LotD! You can read all about it here:

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LizRobertson 5 years ago

great stuff- we use our fire pit at least once a week- and cook over it as well! IDEA for you: you should add a section about having your garden hose nearby with a bucket of water for emergencies or having a fire extinguisher ready as well. : )

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mrducksmrnot 5 years ago

Congratulations on lens of the day. A super lens for sure.

anonymous 5 years ago

This is great! We bought a home on 2 acres of woods, surrounded by forest. I have been trying to figure out how we could have a fire pit without igniting a forest fire. You have given me some great ideas! Thanks! And congrats on LotD!

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Diana Wenzel 5 years ago from Colorado

Congrats on LotD! I am in the process of building an outdoor fireplace so I appreciated this project guide. I have a fire pit, but want to go one step further since it is so windy here. I need to build a wind break. Your backyard fire pit is wonderful. There's nothing better than quality time around the fire (well, that and s'mores). :-)

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LadyCharlie 5 years ago

Love Firepits and campfires...Thanks for Sharing and Congrats on LOD!

IntheDrops 5 years ago

Thanks for the nice posting. Really enjoyed the pics and the instructions. I used to live up in CT and we had a great place to build one of these. Plus we had lots of fieldstone on the property. If we ever move back that way I am going to try it for sure!

happynutritionist 5 years ago

This brings back great memories...we had a fire pit similar to this down along the shore of the lake that we live on when the children were younger and would burn in it, marshmallows, smores, fun! Congrats on the LOTD, this is a beautiful lens.

anonymous 5 years ago

Congratulations on this fine and fun lens being choose for LotD, Anthony. I'm very proud of you. I love being by a fire, and a fire pit is just right by me. Going to feature this on Tipigal, I love this lens and meant to do that before.

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Scarlettohairy 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

Great instructions on building and using a fire pit. Congratulations on LotD!

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Heather426 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

Wonderful! Congrats on LOTD!

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kateloving 5 years ago from Lancaster PA

Tremendous instructions! LOTD Deserving and ****Blessed**** I am inspired to make one for future meditations w/fire!

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mbgphoto 5 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

Congrat on the LOTD

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Franksterk 5 years ago from California

Wonderfully done with excellent instructions. I like that you added the recipe and info on S'Mores. My favorite from Girl Scout camping trips. Blessed. Bear hugs, Frankster

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jlshernandez 5 years ago

I have always wanted a fire pit but we have a wooden deck. So the portable ones are an option. Congrats on LOTD.

Roaerie 5 years ago

Great idea about the s'mores kit!

dilipsvarma 5 years ago

nice resource

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pantar 5 years ago

Wow. This is a very cool lens. Thanks for the tips

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Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

We have a stone fire pit in our backyard and it's very similar to your design. We had a big stone fireplace that was built when our home was a summer cabin but it had to be removed a few years ago. The fire pit is its replacement, and we love it. Congrats on LOTD!

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LTPParents 5 years ago

This really made we want a firepit...and s'mores! :)

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tandemonimom lm 5 years ago

Love this homemade firepit! So cozy and welcoming.

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dahlia369 5 years ago

Love the idea - and detailed instructions, thank you. Blessed! :)

JennySui 5 years ago

Love the ideas - COngrats on LOTD!

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blessedmomto7 5 years ago

Great lens. We'd love a firepit, but our yard isn't level enough. Sigh. Congrats on LOTD. I loved all the pictures!

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BarbaraCasey 5 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

I was planning to research fire pits this weekend... and there you were on LOTD! Congrats and thanks for saving me a bunch of time. Cheers.

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RawBill1 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

I would love a fire pit. There is nothing more relaxing than building your own fire and then sitting around it with good company! Unfortunately I am renting at the moment, so I cannot do that, but when I own land again, I will definitely be building one. Thanks for sharing and congrats on LOTD.

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delia-delia 5 years ago

Congratulations on LOTD! nicely done and well written lens.

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TheHealthGuy LM 5 years ago from U.S.A.

Great lens! Easy to follow directions. Nothin like the smell of woodsmoke when the stars are out. Congrats on LOTD!

SofiaMann 5 years ago

Congratulation on LOTD.

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alsomelbel 5 years ago

Wow! This is a really helpful guide! No wonder it won LOTD!

anonymous 5 years ago

A fire pit in the backyard is awesome. Congrats on LOTD.

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PromptWriter 5 years ago from Eastern Ontario

Very helpful. I would LOVE to have a firepit in my back yard.

squidoolover76 5 years ago

great informative lens indeed

riantoastono 5 years ago

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dotsonr 5 years ago

Very well done with great information. Thanks for sharing

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Ilonagarden 5 years ago from Ohio

Congrats on LOTD- great directions and tips.

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Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

Great instructions! My daughter has a fire pit and they love to make s'mores over it! Congratulations on LotD!

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TheWritingnag 5 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado

Congrats on LOTD! Very thorough lens with lots of great information!

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I-sparkle 5 years ago

What an excellent LotD. Congratulations on a job well done.

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McAllisters 5 years ago from Southern California

Great lens! A wonderful LOTD! I'm looking forward to visiting your other lenses too - I love your topics!

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Teddi14 LM 5 years ago

Great lens!!

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LongShot-X 5 years ago

Used to have a fire pit out at a buddy's in Lake Errock, lots of fun

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Jogljoe 5 years ago

Congratulations on getting the lens of the day! :)

anonymous 5 years ago

Your firepit looks great and I would love to have one, but we are banned from open fires and burning anything here due to the pollution from smoke. We do have bbq's though (but not on high fire danger days when you can only use gas or electric bbq's).

Yogizilla 5 years ago

WOW!This lens was so beautifully put together.. I love how you used the dashed lines to add a little magic to the overall presentation.This brings back good memories of cooking chickens and turkeys inside of metal barrels over a fire pit.. Though our fire pits were not nearly as amazing as this. It also brings back even older memories of roasting pigs and turning them slowly over the open flame.Good times.. Especially if you love succulent, smoked meat portions! ;o)

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TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

A shame time goes fast and so many projects and ideas to do around the home. Really liked your lens and can see exactly what it takes to build a backyard fire pit using fieldstone. Something we discuss with our family but have not yet done. Bookmarking this lens to consult again. Out of curiosity, how did you do the sticky yellow note on your lens? Very eye catchy, would love to use that effect on my lenses.

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BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

Congrats on LOTD! You give great instructions. Wish we had room for a fire pit at my house.

LasgalenArts 5 years ago

Yes indeed. Nicely laid out this lens can really explain things so simply. Although we use a store bought pit, I'm very keen on building our own...with my husbands help of course.

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Lynne-Modranski 5 years ago from Ohio

Great Job! Very deserving of LOTD! Keep up the good work

anonymous 5 years ago

Just stopping by to say congratulations on Lens of the Day. And you totally made me want to eat a s'more!

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Nancy Hardin 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Congratulations on LOTD! Well deserved! I haven't gone camping in years, but this lens made me want to do so. Plus, the description of the S'Mores really got to my sweet tooth. Excellent lens!

Runnn 5 years ago

Congratulation!! What a warm lens... Well done.

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twotrekkers lm 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

yes, it looks like a good family need enough room in the back yard

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clouda9 lm 5 years ago

We have plenty of property to get this accomplished and now I feel like we have the direction to get it done. Sharing this via email with the guys in my life that can get this done ;) Congrats on LOTD...I can imagine you did a happy dance round the campfire with s'mores!

WeirdStuff 5 years ago

Well done lense, if everybody was so experienced in making fire pits, there would be less fire disasters!

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Brandi Bush 5 years ago from Maryland

Nice lens! Congrats on LotD! :)

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juditpaton 5 years ago from Ozun

very nice lens and i like the ideea, for my garden.thanks for sharing.

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Joan Haines 5 years ago

What a fine way to enjoy your own yard with family and friends.

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Bercton1 5 years ago

Very interesting and outdoor cooking for the summer. Nice lens! Thanks for sharing!

luxwebwizard 5 years ago

Hi,Very good idea, may use it also and very well layouted lens...Have a nice day and best regards,Gust

anonymous 5 years ago

Had to come back and smile at that 536 overall ranking and doing the dance of joy.

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RonnieV74 5 years ago

Very nice lens. Loved smores as a kid!

anonymous 5 years ago

I just paid $24,31 for an iPad2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic GF 1 Camera that we got for $34,26 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 42 inch LED TV to my boss for $678 which only cost me $68,18 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,

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PattiHale 5 years ago

Interesting! Congrats!

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pheonix76 5 years ago from WNY

This is such an informative and well-organized lens! Thank you for including the safety precautions. :) Congrats on your well-deserved LotD.

lessardsgutters 5 years ago

Great Lens ! Congratz on your Lotd very informative!

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Snakesmum 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Nothing beats a nice hot fire on a cool evening!

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Retro Loco 5 years ago from USA

Congratulations on LOTD! Great lens on building a backyard fire pit. I am SO ready for fall. I live in the south, and our high temps have been over 100 degrees F for a month! I don't need a fire pit when I can cook an egg on the hot ground! I would love to build a pit with fieldstone this fall and roast some hotdogs and marshmallows. Thank you for sharing your tips on making fire pits and s'mores!!

anonymous 5 years ago

Lens of the Day

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spiritualll 5 years ago

HI! I saw your lenses now! They are nice! I was thinking to show them to others. I hope you keep creating them. I didn't hesitate to squidlike some of them! GOOD LUCK ON SQUIDOO May you earn much Money $$$!

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camshaw007 lm 5 years ago

Great job!!!

dogadvance 5 years ago

That's a great lens. We just used our fire pit this weekend. We made smores, and the marshmallows were huge.

anonymous 5 years ago

Great lens, I wish I would have saw this one before I asked my neighbor to build one. Awesome.

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ajgodinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Well-crafted lens with valuable instructions, tips and more importantly pictures to go along. Congrats on LOTD! :)

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aesta1 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

We use our fire pit a lot and it is great for family bonding.

anonymous 5 years ago

very helpful

DebMartin 5 years ago

Wish all of us who love backyard fires could get together. Good lens.

BrassFittings 5 years ago

great lens! We use our very large grill by pulling out the separator walls from the three chambers and fill it with wood. BUT a fire pit is what we want when we build our home in the country! Great lens, easy to follow instructions and tips. Thumbs UP!

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ElizabethJeanAl 5 years ago

We have a portable firepit but am considering building a permanent one. My boys no longer live at home but they return for get togethers and parties.

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Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

Wonderful directions! I remember when this was the only way to have a backyard fire pit. We have a portable one now, but I do indeed have some wonderful memories of time spent around a more natural fire pit.

anonymous 5 years ago

great lens, really read this good.

dnmarket 5 years ago

Love the lens

anonymous 5 years ago

Great lens. Very informative, nice pics of your pit too.

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Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut Author

@Sylvestermouse: Thank you for visiting! We use our fire pit a lot, and hopefully we're building some good memories for our kids.

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Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut Author

@anonymous: Thanks for visiting! It's funny, but the evening that I took out the camera to take a few pictures for this lens, everyone scattered!

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dwnovacek 5 years ago

Your lens has inspired my husband to plan and build a fire pit in our backyard. When it's done, we'll certainly make a toast to you with our first s'mores! Beautiful, informative lens. Angel Blessed!

hamshi5433 5 years ago

Interesting ideas, I might build one next summer. Nice pictures too. blessed.

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Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

@dwnovacek: Thank you for visiting, and I hope this information was helpful in planning and designing your new fire pit. Here's a toast to your first evening around the fire!

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ClassyGals 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

Thanks for the helpful tips on how to actually build a fire pit. I'd love to have an outdoor fire pit! They look so inviting.

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Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

@hamshi5433: Thank you for visiting, and good luck building your own backyard fire pit. I think you'll enjoy it.

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ictguyblog 4 years ago

Nice lens with great deal of very valuable information's. Love your writing :)

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Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

@ClassyGals: Building a backyard fire pit is an easy project. My daughter and I made this one over a weekend, and we use it a lot with friends and neighbors. Thank you for visiting!

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LaraineRoses 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

I love your idea of having a Smores campfire kit available. We have a pit my son-in-law built out of bricks. (Used the pea gravel too though.) I find it very relaxing and we have lots of family talks around the fire. Good for families.Congratulations on LotD award. This lens is really worth it. Blessings.

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OhMe 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

I love to sit around an open fire so would love to build this Backyard Fire Pit. Thank you for all this great information. Congrats on being in the Top 100 Community Favorites.

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JoyfulReviewer 4 years ago

Thanks for the nice DIY instructions. And congratulations on being one of the final 100 favorite Squidoo lenses of 2011!

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Dianne Loomos 4 years ago

I'm not much of a do it yourselfer, but I'd love to have one of these fire pits. Congrats on making the top 100!

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Auntiekatkat 4 years ago

Congrats on being nominated for Community Favorite Lenses of 2011. A wonderful lens. Fortunately we both share one thing it was easier to vote than for most as mine was my "why-I-am a- vegetarian was nominated as well. A proud moment for all of us. Good luck in the voting.

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Annamadagan 4 years ago

Nice lens! We just got a fire-pit, but I think it would be awesome to have a campfire pit out in my backyard!

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Annamadagan 4 years ago

Oh, and congrats on 200 likes!

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flicker lm 4 years ago

Thanks for the very useful information. I've often thought about building a fire pit but wasn't sure how to keep it safe. The step-by-step instructions and photos are great!

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julescorriere 4 years ago from Jonesborough TN

Happy New Year and Congratulations on making the top 100 Community Favorites for 2011!

MobileAppMan 4 years ago

Great Lens. I love sitting around a fire at night in the fall.

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KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

We have a portable metal fire pit in the front yard. I love the built-in types made with earth materials. You have so many great ideas!

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hsschulte 4 years ago

It is unethical to remove the rocks from other people's property. Those old rock walls are so beautiful and historic, I can't imagine taking them. I'm almost in the boonies, so if I drive a few miles west, I can usually find them in the ditches along the side of the country roads.

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Anthony Altorenna 4 years ago from Connecticut Author

@hsschulte: I agree completely. Those historic old stone walls have stood guard for a century or more, and should not be disturbed. We have lots of broken ledge and loose fieldstone on our property, so no stones walls were harmed to make our backyard fire fit.

anonymous 4 years ago

I don't have a back yard right now and I just love a camp fire, so the next best thing is to come and hang out at your back yard fire pit. I'm glad to hear that no old stone walls were harmed in the making of your fire just do all things so very well and with such respect to the environment and to wildlife.

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priscillab 4 years ago

I love this. I wish I lived somewhere that I could build one.

miaponzo 4 years ago

Wow! Great idea. and not TOO hard either! Blessed!

anonymous 4 years ago

It seems that I just cannot come to your neighborhood without being drawn to your fire pit, longing to sit around a camp fire again....

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gatornic15 4 years ago

I would love to have a fire pit, but my backyard is not currently big enough.

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squidoopets 4 years ago from Abbotsford, BC

Nice tutorial for building fire pits - we used to have one and we loved it.

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KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

We've got this lens featured at Home Decorating HQ. Please add your lenses. There are several outdoor categories.

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hippiechicjewelz 4 years ago

How cool is this lens? VERY! I love the tutorial and all the information you provided. We bar-b-que at least one day a week, to me there is no better taste than meat grilled in the great outdoors!

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Fcuk Hub 4 years ago

Build a backyard fire pit using field stone looks like piece of cake thanks to this lens :)

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domjohnson lm 4 years ago

Great lens, keep them coming! :)

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JaredMDwyer 4 years ago

This makes me wish I didn't live in an apartment

anonymous 4 years ago

Nice ideas of making fireplace pit using stones. People are using Outdoor fireplaces these days. It is much easy to use them. But is there are no any customized fireplace available than fireplace made using field stones is the best idea.

anonymous 4 years ago

I keep coming back here to dream of one day making my own fire pit again...oh, for a yard!

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Lady Lorelei 4 years ago from Canada

Your fire pit looks just like my brothers (well pretty darn close). Having a campfire - firepit in the backyard is great for when company is over. There really is nothing like a good hotdog roasted over an open fire. One of my favorite things.

anonymous 4 years ago

I wish I was half as talented and creative! You come up with brilliant ideas and designs and one is never disappointed in visiting and revisiting your creative brilliance! :)

anonymous 4 years ago

Definitely, having bonfires is my favorite thing to do after a long summer day at the lake.

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deckdesign 4 years ago

Yes, great article and I'm keen to make my own firepit.

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Corrinna-Johnson 4 years ago from BC, Canada

I can't think of a more perfect way to spend a summer night than sitting around the bonfire with friends and family. Excellent lens :)

anonymous 4 years ago

It seems I'm attracted here again and again, I love your fieldstone fire pit and I guess it reminds me of ones I enjoyed at Woodenfrog campground while growing up.

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KandDMarketing 4 years ago

Good tips! One more I might add is to be careful selecting the rock to make sure that what you chose is non-porous. Water soaked porous rocks can explode when exposed to the heat of a fire.

anonymous 4 years ago

I like the idea of putting a gravel barrier around the fire pit. We built a fire pit similar to yours using field rock that we found in a pile in our grove. I don't like mowing around it because I either push the rocks or end up leaving a lot of grass! Adding gravel around it would take care of this problem! So, thank you!

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MrMojo01 4 years ago

Lots of good tips here! Well done!

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RetroMom 4 years ago

I like the idea of a fieldstone fire pit.

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Gypzeerose 4 years ago

We were given the task of finding autumn based lenses to bless - it didn't take long for me to figure out which one to start with. Excellent directions, interesting. I don 't have a large enough area for this pit, but the ball of fire is now on my wish list. (good use of sidebar widgets.) great job, blessed and stumbled.

anonymous 4 years ago

My favorite part of the cooler weather! Bon Fires!!!!!! Great lens!

anonymous 4 years ago

I just can't pass by a fire pit it seems and love the video you've added here!

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WriterJanis2 4 years ago

One of these would be so nice to have. Blessed!

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CoffeeWriter LM 4 years ago

That's a nice looking fire pit you've got there. Like the benches too. That's something I'm going to have to do next year.

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Kumar P S 4 years ago

Great Lens ! Excellent content. Very well Presented.

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EdmondHoggeJr 4 years ago

Nice info for the new folks in camping and some real nice set ups for just about anyone thanks for the share liked and tweeted!

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Riesling 4 years ago

Great Lens! Great work :-)

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Melissa Miotke 4 years ago from Arizona

We had a firepit at our old house and I'd love to get one at our new place!

nathanpoole 3 years ago

Good work and i really appreciated your work.

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Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

This is a wonderfully written lens with great photos and clear instructions. You've done a beautiful job with your fieldstone fire pit! Congratulations on your well deserved purple star and LOTD. Blessed!

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outdoorprojects 3 years ago

Great lens, so in depth, you really didn't leave anything out. I want my garden shed lens to have as much detail as time. Thanks for the inspiration.

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Wednesday-Elf 3 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

I have friends & relatives who have built or bought fire pits that range from a single square brick one to a steel one with decorative cutouts. Your fieldstone one is very attractive. I know my son enjoys sitting around his neighbors' fire pit enjoying a glass of wine. :)

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Northerntrials 3 years ago

Fire is a primal thing. Everyone is comforted by sitting around a social campfire. I have many fond memories. Thanks

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paulahite 2 years ago from Virginia

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colorfulone 23 months ago from Minnesota

I love sitting in the backyard by the fire. Ours is made of granite rocks around a metal ring inside. It would be nice to have benches like you have made around your pit, Anthony. I have lawn chairs, which are nice to be able to move around.

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Kelsey Farrell 17 months ago from Orange County, CA

Terrific instructions, will definitely pass along to my mom who is currently trying to figure out how to manage her new acreage home. I keep insisting that a fire pit might be the way to go. Voted up!

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