Doing so will extend the life of your blocks by. With a few basic skills and a bit of creativity you can easily design and build your own diy fire pit using retaining wall blocks.
How to build a fire pit using retaining wall blocks.
Diy fire pit with retaining wall blocks. How to build a fire pit materials used in our diy fire pit. Your fire pit will be just fine with retaining wall blocks but once you re done building the pit you may wish to insert a steel fire ring. I will be using our fire pit to cook with eg spit roast.
Rectangular blocks make it easy to adjust the layout to a size that works well for your design. In this video i show and explain how i built my fire pit from retaining wall blocks with a galvanised round garden bed for the inner rim. 68 12 in l x 4 in h limestone basic retaining wall block 1 98 each from lowe s this will give you a 4 foot in diameter from outer edge to outer edge by 12 to 16 inches tall pit.
Using blocks of a different style can also change the look of your fire pit. Decomposed granite sand or pea gravel. Our fire pit is also 16 inches high.
We built our fire pit on the lawn from regular retaining wall blocks lined with clay fire bricks you can also build your pit on a patio. Our video and homemade fire pit instructions complete with a list of tools and materials will show you how. Our fire pit ended up being about 4 feet 49 inches in diameter on the outside and 3 feet 35 5 inches in diameter on the inside if you want something bigger or smaller you will just need more or less blocks.