Instructions for building a great safe fire pit. While there are many ways to build a fire pit and many different materials you can use I really like the though that went into this one from Bower Power. With so many places suffering from drought right now this is the kind of fire pit I would want if my grass got dry a lot.
Although most likely anyone living where there is drought probably can’t use a fire pit due to burn bans this is still a good fire pit for folks whose gross gets dry occasionally. They built this one with a lot of dirt and a ring of river pebbles under it all so that no embers could catch the grass on fire. This seems like a really smart thing to do. The fire pit is a good size which is really nice if you do a lot of backyard entertaining.
Plenty of room to roast hot dogs and marshmallows or to just sit around and enjoy the fire. I like the way the sort of set the stones up as a kind of dry run before they built the pit to make sure that spot is where they really wanted to see the pit on a permanent basis, smart thinking. We have a neighbor that burns a lot in the summer. They also had a beautiful magnolia tree in their backyard.
They put the fire pit under the magnolia on one side. After three years that side of the magnolia tree died. They moved the fire pit but the tree is still only half a tree. The killed part stayed dead. Kind of sad because it was a really pretty tree. So maybe a little thinking ahead when you build a great safe fire pit in your yard.