How to Build a Wood Fire Pit with Granite! Quick & Easy DIY

How to Build Your Wood Fire Pit

Before you get started, select a desirable and safe location for your firepit away from buildings, tree branches, and/or a wooden gazebo or pergola and then proceed with the following steps.

Wood Fire Pit

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Wash granite pieces with water and a nylon brush. If you didn’t purchase top caps, select and set aside the most desirable pieces for the top row of your firepit.

wash bricks
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Mark the circumference of your firepit with landscaping spray paint or a garden hose.

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Remove sod and stones. Dig a 3” deep hole and make the ground level.

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Fill the firepit hole with A-gravel, tamp down, and level the base.

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Place the steel insert, if you purchased one, flange side up, centered on the gravel base.

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Lay the first row of granite pieces around the insert.

insert first row
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Stack the remaining pieces by staggering the joints. If you didn’t buy an insert, or want greater stability, add high-heat adhesive between the rows. Follow the manufacture’s drying time.

top cap
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Enjoy! You are, now, ready to light a fire and make some marshmallow memories with your family and friends.

full assembly

Shapes & Pieces per Row

Round 35

10 pieces per row

Round 48

13 pieces per row

Square 35

12 pieces per row

Square 45

16 pieces per row

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Fire Pit Assembly