Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Fire Pit

Ever since we moved to Two Dog Pond I've wanted a fire pit. Tim isn't as much of a pyromaniac as me, so if I wanted one I needed to build it. Today was the day for that....

Step One: go look at every stone option in town. Ask how many it takes to make a circle and then use whatever number you think is right. Te correct answer is twelve.

On the driveway, lay them out in a circle and measure the diameter.

Haul all your shovels and a can of spray paint and a couple of bricks and a level to the site.
Since you know the diameter of the fire pit, tie a string around a can of spray paint and then spray a circle the size of your fire pit...
Start digging! This is the point where I realized that my paint circle was way too big. 

Try to make it level. Or not...

First layer down..
Second layer down...
Dump in all the pea gravel...

Add the third layer and you are done.

3 comments:

lynn bowes said...

Good job, Rachel!!! My problem would be constantly second-guess that I put it in the right place. Maybe it would look better over there . . .

sue garrard said...
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sue garrard said...

AMAZEBALLS! You are one hands on dame!