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08/06 Pinterest Pin(s) of the Week: Fire Pits

by Pennie on August 6, 2013

As I was out mowing the lawn yesterday I got to thinking about how my yard is pretty blah.  Since we moved in, all we’ve really done is cut down a boatload of trees and planted a few flowers and bushes (with limited success – NC clay is really thwarting my efforts).

I know that it is the middle of a hot, muggy summer (especially here in eastern NC), but I started thinking again about building a fire pit in the back yard.  Currently, my back yard is lush green weeds, surrounded by lush green-leafed trees that grow like weeds.  I don’t know what the trees are but I’ve never seen another tree grow so fast!

Anyway I like the idea of a fire pit and in New England I had one something like this (from Home Depot) which was nice enough and served the purpose but I’d prefer something a little more permanent.


It’s odd that fire pits seem to have become a thing in the past decade or so (sort of like “Man Caves”), because they have been around forever (cooking and whatnot).  But now they are a leisure item.  Off to Pinterest to see what designs I can find!

There are certainly prefabricated ones that I like.  Check out this one from Jamie Durie Design.  Not sure if is propane or gas but I love these that have the fire coming up through glass or rock!  Of course it doesn’t hurt that this is sitting on a beautifully designed deck right beside a pool.



But I’m talking about something more like this one from The Harpster Home.  Functional and a little utilitarian, kind of all you really need.  Fairly easy DIY project (not counting having to haul the weight of the stones and rock).


This is a different shape but the same basic idea.  A square fire pit from Divinely Gifted.  Nice!


Darren Mathews created this in-ground fire pit.  I like the idea of it, but it seems like one of those things that could be a hazard to have.  This is not the finished product, but I think you get the idea.


Maybe it’s supposed to continue above ground like this one from The Dirty Loft!


From Always Chasing Life is one that is a combo of what I originally had but with some blocks for that sturdy look:


Here is a combo I LOVE!!  Beach & fire pit in your backyard from


From Bow Hunting is this pretty awesome fire pit surrounded by swinging benches!


For the life of me, I can’t find the originator on this last fire pit, but still wanted to show it.  It is exactly what I want in a fire pit.  Stacked stone, on a wide gravel base with plenty of room for comfy seating.  This looks like it came from a magazine; if anybody has the info on it, please let me know because I’d love to acknowledge the source.  Can’t you imagine spending evening after evening out there?


All I need is some help to help me build it.  Any volunteers?  No?

Ahh, Pinterest, I love you so!


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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Yona August 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

i want a fire pit sooo bad. I love the stone one that looks like a well.

2 Maralea August 7, 2013 at 5:18 pm

We are planning on building a fire pit. I love the one with the swings around it!

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