Make a Handmade Modern Concrete Fire Pit

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If you're like me, and enjoy a good clear night out on the back patio with a drink in your hand and good company. But, you felt there was always something missing….a nice fire. Fire pits can be costly from the local retail stores, and sometimes aren't exactly what you were looking for. I came across this DIY to make your own concrete fire pit from scratch! Now that I”m done typing this…it's time to get some materials and start making!

Concrete Fire Pit

 

Tools and Materials: 

  • Concrete mix

  • One extra-large bowl for exterior mold (ours was 17″ diameter)

  • One large bowl for interior mold (ours was 15″ diameter)

  • Non-stick cooking spray, or vegetable oil and paint brush

  • Large bucket for mixing

  • Medium-duty masonry trowel

  • Proper safety gear for working with concrete:

  • Heavy objects such as exercise weights (or you can use the rocks below)

  • Sandpaper or sanding pad in coarse and fine grits

  • Gel fireplace fuel canisters

  • Replacement grill grate (ours was 14 1/2″ diameter)

  • Fire safe decorative stones

 

For the full DIY tutorial head over to the source: manmadediy.com

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