There is nothing better than flames crackling in a fire pit in your backyard. On a chilly evening, gathering around a fire pit, roasting marshmallows, and singing campfire ballads on an acoustic guitar is a phenomenal experience. However, designing a fire pit can be a little tricky if you don’t have any prior experience with this craft. Sometimes, it is the choice of material, while sometimes it is the fuel options, and sometimes it is the design that serves as a roadblock. Designing a backyard fire pit can become much easier with the help of a professional paving company in Surprise, AZ.
In the following paragraphs, we will take a look at some creative fire pit ideas for your Arizona backyard.
Half Wall Stone Fire Pit
When it comes to home décor and landscaping, stone fire pits are a beautiful addition. They are easy to make, and they are extremely effective for utilizing the backyard space. All one needs is some stone bricks and some heavy-duty cement. Just draw an outline, and work accordingly. With the same blocks, build a half-circular wall around the fire pit. The half-wall can serve as a seat for people who choose to sit by the fire.
Concrete Tree Ring
Next up on the list is the concrete tree ring fire pit. To begin with this, you need to stack two or more tree rings on top of one another. On the inside, make a relatively smaller circle with smaller concrete rings. To improve the look of the fire pit and to give it some finishing touches, use pebbles and tiny rocks between two rings.
Washing Machine Drum
Do you have an old and dysfunctional washing machine that will never be used again? You’re in luck because you can make a fire pit out of it. First of all, remove the drum from the washing machine. Beneath the drum, add some metal stands, so it doesn’t fall over. On the inside, cover the base with concrete blocks. Surround the concrete base with more concrete blocks on the edges. In the middle, place pieces of wood that will serve as fuel, and you are good to go.
Upcycled Truck Wheel
Search the marketplace for a used truck wheel. It sounds a little strange, but just like the washing machine drum, a truck wheel can also serve as a fire pit. In the center of your backyard, invert the wheel, and on the inner side of the rim, spread out small pebbles or tiny rocks. Place wooden planks on the rocks, drench them in petroleum or lighter fluid, and you’re good to go.
A Tabletop Fire Pit
Lastly, we have the tabletop fire pit. As the name suggests, this fire pit is relatively smaller than the ones mentioned above. All you need is some thick and thin concrete blocks, some cement, and some glass. Cement together the bigger blocks for the base and use the thinner ones to form the walls. Now glue the glass edges to the concrete edges. You can even overlap the glass from the outside. Place the wood in the center, and your fire pit is ready.