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3 Easy DIY Fire Pit Ideas

Save time and money with these simple do-it-yourself fire pit kits!

Last Updated: April 30, 2024

Do-it-yourself projects can seem daunting and complicated, especially when they involve gas and fire. 

Luckily, there are a few ways to take the guesswork and potential risks out of building a DIY fire pit from the ground up. 

Here are three easy fire pit ideas to help you create the a cozy outdoor focal point you'll want to enjoy night after night.

#1: Unfinished Enclosure Kit by HPC

HPC’s unfinished gas fire pit kit comes with everything you need for a quick and straightforward DIY project. Its welded, 22-gauge steel frame and Hardie board shell create a strong foundation that outlasts harsh weather.

You can finish the outside with any kind of material you'd like to achieve a custom look that ties into your space. Mix and match different stone colors for unique, eclectic style or use tile, stacked stone, bricks, or metal.

The HPC kit is compatible with Natural Gas and Propane fuel sources. It offers you the choice between a match-lit and electronic ignition, along with several different enclosure sizes. Stick with the included lava rock media or modernize your media bed with fire glass or fireballs. You can also add an optional glass wind guard to protect your flame display from windy weather conditions.

For the ultimate fireside experience, pair the electronic ignition with an optional On/Off remote. That way, you can ignite the fire without leaving your relaxation spot.

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For gas installations, you’ll need to have a licensed professional install the gas line and hook up the fire pit. Look for an NFI certified expert in your area or a local contractor who has experience installing gas appliances.

#2: Fire Ring Insert by Necessories

The Necessories Steel Fire Ring Insert allows you to build a sturdy, concrete wood fire pit that will last for years to come. It measures 31" wide by 7" tall and features a durable design made of U.S. Park Service Grade Steel.

Simply construct a base using stacked stone, masonry bricks, or concrete blocks, then insert the fire ring inside the opening. You'll be enjoying beautiful fires in your backyard ASAP!

For even more convenience, this Necessories ring comes with a built-in swivel cooking grate, so you can grill your meals over great conversation. Upgrade your fire pit even more with an optional spark screen, essential fire pit tools, and a firewood rack.

#3: Pre-Engineered Fire Pit Kit by FireRock

This pre-engineered kit from FireRock is low-maintenance, extremely durable, safe, and easy to assemble. Its modular design takes the guesswork out of building a backyard fire pit from scratch, making your DIY home project a breeze.

Finish the enclosure with the material of your choice to create a custom outdoor centerpiece. You can also configure the perfect height for your fire pit with optional riser blocks. The kit comes standard as a wood burning unit, but you can easily upgrade to Natural Gas or Propane.

Which Fuel Type Should You Use?

Compare and contrast Natural Gas and Propane to determine the best fuel source for your DIY fire pit.

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