A backyard fire pit allows you to enjoy your outdoor living area year round, even during winter. Our videos show DIY instructions and three different design options.
With a few basic skills and a bit of creativity, you can easily design and build your own custom-sized fire pit using retaining wall blocks. Our video and instructions — complete with a list of tools and materials — will show you how.
A classic in-ground fire pit is the ultimate way for you and your guests to gather around an outdoor fire year after year. Our how-to instructions will show you how to transform your backyard into a comfortable and inviting entertaining space.
To choose the right fire pit design and layout to suit your entertaining needs, think about how you will use your fire pit area long term. If you frequently host lots of outdoor parties with many guests, or want your pit to match an existing patio, consider an in-ground fire pit with a paver surround. If your fire pit will mostly be enjoyed by you and your family, or if you prefer a more rustic look, a modern fire pit built out of retaining wall blocks or a timesaving fire pit project kit may be ideal.
For design ideas and helpful resources for building your own fire pit, see Fire Pit Ideas.