So, you FINALLY bought your dream home and you’re ready to host some family and friends for a night of fun. You’ve got plenty of outdoor living space but you’re not sure where to start. I’ve got the perfect, budget-friendly solution – build a firepit! Now before you get intimidated, I want you to know that you only need three things to get your firepit going.
- A shovel
- Some large rocks
When I told my husband I wanted to “build a firepit” I couldn’t believe he didn’t roll his eyes. Instead, he went straight to work! First, you want to pick a spot that isn’t close to any hazards, such as light posts, trees or any other backyard accessories. The actual “pit” does not have to be that deep. Our firepit is no deeper than about five inches (if that deep). The width of our firepit is around two to three feet. Pro tip: don’t make this more complicated than it has to be. Once your pit is finished, it’s time to add the rocks. There were already large rocks in our backyard when we moved in but if you don’t have any I would go to a local creek or river and look for some rocks you can take home. Make sure you’re not taking them from private property! If you don’t live near a river, you can find similar rocks at most home improvement stores. You can also use bricks instead of rocks. When you get back home with your rocks, it’s time to arrange them around your firepit. The rocks should be in the shape of a complete circle once you’re finished. Last but not least, you need firewood! You can find good, quality firewood at most home improvement stores or even some grocery stores.
From here it’s smooth sailing. Stack the wood in the center of the pit and light it. It may not be a bad idea to have some lighter fluid handy but it is not necessary. Now all you need are friends and smores! More on how to host the perfect Bon Fire next week. Stay tuned, friends.
Until next time,