DIY RETAINING WALL BLOCK FIRE PIT

When we bought our new house, we bought it because of the view. The inside needs so. much. work (you can see some befores here and here), and it is hard for me to focus on the outside.

HOW TO BUILD A RETAINING WALL FIRE PIT

Supplies

-  36 Retaining Wall Blocks: $105.12 -  16 Wall Caps: $46.72 -  Quikrete: $5 -  Gravel: $10 -  Total: $166.84

-  Rubber Mallet -  Shovel -  Circular Saw and Diamond Blade -  Wheelbarrow -  Masonry Trowel

Tools used

Step 1: Select Site, Measure and mark the fire pit area

First, decide on where you will select the site for your fire pit.  It’s best to keep it a minimum of 25 feet from any building.

Lay your first layer of blocks. Remember, these blocks are square and you are making a circle, a round fire pit, there will be gaps at the joints! Make sure the blocks look like a circle from the outside.

Step 2: Lay retaining wall blocks

Step 3: Secure the retaining wall blocks for stability

Then, use Quikrete to cement the blocks together (note: some people don’t cement them together, but we wanted to make sure ours was very secure.

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