Outdoor gardens with homemade stone fire pits are a great source of enchantment and entertainment. They provide warmth, light, and a refreshing alternative to indoor fire places. More and more home owners are reaping the benefits of a camp fire environment within arm’s reach. Fire pits are perfect for socialization with their natural outdoor elements that are conducive to bonding activities.
Stone fire pits need not be expensive or outrageously extravagant. Here are some creative ideas that are simple and easy on the budget.
Tractor Tire Rim Fire Pit
You can either recycle your scrap tractor tire rim or buy one from your local junk dealer. It’s a simple, affordable and easy way to create your very own stone fire pit. Simply lay the tire rim on its side on a non-combustible platform such as concrete, gravel or dirt. Place large stones or bricks around the tire rim to keep your improvised fire pit in place. To avoid blackening the ground where you place the fire pit , put a fire-proof metal beneath the tire rim for added protection to the floor. When done, all you need is wood then add in a nice, warm fire to complete the effect.
Washing Machine Drum Fire Pit
It is better think twice before discarding your old washing machine. Transform the inner drum into a fire pit. Simply bury the drum approximately 12 inches below the ground before surrounding the outer part with stones or bricks. It’s a fun and economical way of designing your stone fire pit. Getting your money’s worth is rewarding, but nothing beats the joys of turning trash into treasure.
Portable In-Ground Stone Fire Pits
By using copper bowls, you can afford to create a stone fire pit that is both elegantly designed and environmentally safe. These containers come in all shapes and forms. They exhibit a natural glittering effect and conveniently provide metal anchors for a homey and portable bonfire. They also have built-in spark screens to shield the flames. This feature enables fresh air to circulate while keeping the flame burning, minus the hazards of flying embers. Portable stone fire pits are great for deserts, beaches, woods and backyards. This all-around fire pit will go well with outdoor barbecue grills and rotisseries.
Stone fire pits are truly attractive outdoor ideas, but there are very important pointers that you need to remember in order to enjoy their functional and economical benefits. Provide a mesh lid before starting a bonfire to keep flying embers away from nearby flammable items such as trees, bushes and other structures that are prone to fire. Take time to choose the right rocks so that you can easily place grills and rotisseries for a great barbecue weekend. Finally, make sure that the design you choose for your stone fire pit will blend well with your existing garden setup.