Over the weekend my husband and I made a decision to construct a fireplace pit in our again yard. We’ve been wanting one for a pair years now and at last obtained to it. We had been attempting to determine a design that we knew we want and would work for the house that we had. Plus we wished a design that wouldn’t break the bank to construct. I used to be so stunned by how straightforward and fast it was to make. It solely took us a couple of morning to make it and we love the way it turned out! So significantly better than those that you simply purchase and a lot cheaper too! I can not wait to make use of this all summer season lengthy!
That is how we made it:
We headed to each house enchancment shops to search for pavers and we ended up with these 12″ grey pavers from House Depot. They had been solely $.77 every!! We obtained 36 of them (12 for every stage).
*** This was the worth we obtained as a result of there was sale happening, however I see them for $1.20 on a regular basis.***
As soon as we obtained the pavers house, we laid them out in a circle with 12 pavers within the circle. Since these pavers have a little bit lip on them we needed to make the underside circle larger (so there have been gaps in between the pavers, which isn’t proven within the image). Then as we put the pavers onto it, the circles go smaller. So what we did was put the pavers in a circle with no gaps after which transfer every paver roughly 1.5 to 2 inches out. The within diameter of that is about 37″.
We then constructed the pavers up three ranges. We ended up having to do that a pair occasions to get the highest layer with as little gaps as potential. For extra added help, you could possibly use concrete within the gaps too. The within diameter of the highest layer is about 33″.
Now for the ground. That is certainly one of my favourite a part of the hearth pit. We used some pavers that had been sq. and a few that had been form of a triangle form, they match properly with the sq. ones. They had been are House Depot too and had been round $.68 every. We ended up with 24 of the squares one and eight of the triangles ones. We laid them down onto the bottom within the fireplace pit in a sample that stuffed the circle as greatest as we may.
We ended up having a use a hammer to chip off a little bit piece of the triangle ones to make it match, however you’ll be able to’t inform when it’s all completed.
As soon as the ground was in, we took a some paver sand and put it into the cracks and sides of the flooring. Then utilizing our arms and a brush, distributed it evenly throughout
Here’s what the ground appears to be like like with the sand in.
And that’s it!!! Doesn’t it look so cool?! So significantly better that the metal ones on the retailer, plus it’s good that nobody can tip it over (my youngsters did that…. dropped all of the ashes onto the bottom with our outdated metallic fireplace pit)
Here’s a fast break down of the costs-
36 grey pavers at $.77= 27.72
24 sq. pavers at $.68= 16.32
8 triangle pavers at $.66= 5.28
Paver sand= 3.97
Making the total $53.29 earlier than taxes.