How to Build a Fire Pit

It’s not summer without a backyard s’mores station.

At a Glance


  • You don’t need a ton of know-how.
  • Mostly some core strength and a shovel.


  • You’ll be able to knock this out with basic tools.
  • Whatever you choose for fire pit blocks will be relatively cheap.


  • Grab a friend and knock this out in a matter of hours.

"Fire is a hearth, a beacon, a message, a gathering point," says landscape architect Anooshey N. Rahim of Dune Hai. "Its elemental chemistry is so deeply embedded in our DNA that no watcher of the flame is left not mesmerized." The heart of any outdoor space, fire pits have the additional benefit of being fairly simple to build yourself. 

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