Fire pit ideas for the summer? Summer is coming, and what better way to enjoy the outdoors then in front of a bar-b-que pit while having a cold beverage in hand, relaxing at home with family and friends. In fact, you can make a smoke pit within a few hours with some help. Having a smoker to have a fire during this time of year will be easy to do. With all the styles of these fire pit designs, the ground smokers and what is available online, there has to be one ideal one for you and your family. For instance, the most popular ones are those that are dug into the ground. Also, smoke pits made of concrete rings or one made from a tractor tire rim, and even more, one with a brick wall behind it. With various looks and shapes, the best one suitable would be the one that fits your lifestyle.
1. Large Square Cement Paver and Block Fire Pit
The large square one will only take two hours for completion. You will need cement blocks, rectangular pavers, and crushed stone. Pick the spot you plan on building the pit. Mark the area so as to begin to shovel out the grass and dirt so as to begin laying the pavers/blocks into a square. Once the cement blocks are formed into a square with the full / half size pavers, continue onto another layer. Then layout another layer over the first level, and one more after that by stacking them. (See photo.) For visual appeal, this is how you add depth. Put in the crushed stone in the middle. Make your fire as you normally would, with charcoal, mesquite wood, or any other type of wooden logs. Large square cement paver and block fire pit.
2. Tractor Brick Fire Pit
Some of the best smokers do not cost much. In fact, you can do it for less than $50. This one is a tractor wheel rim in the center as the area where the fire is in. This only took a couple of hours to build. You’ll need a tractor wheel’s rim, pebbles, and large brick rocks as the encircling material around the rim of the tire with the rock or gravel around it. According to how the circumference measurement is, the bricks will be used for the outside of the rim. As the photo illustrates, putting the rocks inside the rim are the bricks.
3. The Concrete Tree Ringed Fire Pit
This is a small compact smoker with three concrete tree rings then within those three are two encircled with pebbles and naturally being enveloped into a circle. The fire gets lit in the middle as shown in the image. To develop this type of smoker will only take an hour.
4. Stone Pit with Half Wall
The stone fire pit with half wall is the ideal smoker for those who want to have their custom made smoke pit against the wall of their garage or side of the home. It’s a perfect spot to do this and is safe enough because it will have a half moon shaped brick wall built around the encircled pit area. Like in the photo, you can plant shrubs or floral on the side of it for presentation or looks. Although, you want to plant floral that are especially meant to be around heat, dry or tropical climates.
Finally, once you decide which one you will build, ask some of your friends or relative to enjoy the custom made smoker while you entertain them with a BBQ and some cold beverages as you enjoy building it together. Eventually, you all will be sharing stories, food, and drinks during the summer while relaxing in front of the pit. One of the best things to do is watching the fire, the soothing sounds of the crackling fire under a starlit sky. This is what it’s all about. Mesmerizing during the summertime. It’s compared to going camping, but with all the comforts of your home.
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