Ever since we purchased our new home, my husband, the Professor has been wanting to build an outdoor fire-pit. He scoured the web and found instructions at This Old House. The instructions on This Old House are for a circular fire-pit, but the one that he built was square because we already had rectangular bricks. The red bricks were all buried in our backyard and it was an excellent re-use on his part because it helped cut the cost of the overall project.
Here is a diagram provided by This Old House giving a breakdown of the components of the fire-pit.
The first step was to dig a flat trench in the ground.
The next step is to fill the bottom of your trench with gravel.
Start to lay your bricks and use an adhesive to keep them together.
Can you believe that all these bricks were just in our yard lying around and buried! It's a good thing the professor put them to good use.
It's looking good!
Special thanks to the Professor for making this nice addition to our yard!