Charlie removed his makeshift fire pit.
Then he leveled the area.
Using the kit we purchased at Lowes we carefully considered the placement of the pit by moving the ring around.
I find that even when measuring it’s always good to look at positioning from different angles. When I stood at the back door the fire ring looked a little too close to the garden.
Charlie and Sug agreed, so we moved it down the hill a little and Charlie leveled the entire area. Leveling was really the most difficult part of this project. Charlie drove a center stake to maintain the positioning.
The kit came with exactly the right amount of stones — 36, 12 for each tier. Each stone had a smooth side and rough side. The rough side faced up.
The seams of the second row were offset from the bottom row and likewise the third row.
We decided not to use adhesive between the stones so the entire pit could be dismantled if necessary.
Although the metal ring was used as a guide for all the tiers it actually fits at the top of the finished ring of stones.
The area around the fire pit still needs to be landscaped in some way. We’re in discussion over the various finishes possible.
I’m sure we’ll enjoy this new fixture, especially Charlie.
Do you enjoy a wood fire? Or would you prefer a gas fixture?