If you need to relax, nothing beats lounging by a cozy fire — and you can build a fire pit for your backyard from wood and concrete.

You just need Quikrete, scrap wood (or cuts from the home center) and some tools you may have on hand, which makes this an easy and affordable DIY project!

Want to tackle his project? Then check out the Shopping List.

What You’ll Need

  • Quikrete 5000 (20-25 bags)
  • Quikrete ¾” Gravel
  • Fire Bricks
  • Lava Rock
  • Mortar
  • Clean Tap Water
  • 28 Scrap 2-by-4s
  • 16 Scrap 2-by-6s
  • 3 Scrap 2-by-3s
  • Eight 6-inch L-Brackets
  • Hoe
  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Tamp Tool
  • Pointed Steel Trowel
  • Float
  • Wheel Barrow or Concrete Mixer
  • Level
  • Rubber Mallet
  • 18-inch-long and 36-inch long, 3/8-inch diameter Rebar
  • Sheet
  • 18 Volt Cordless Drill
  • 18 Volt Circular Saw
  • 2½ inch Deck Screws
  • Waterproof Gloves
  • Safety Glasses

Ready to get to work? Then read on for instructions!

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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