DIY Projects diy firepit

Published on November 25th, 2013 | by Backyards Made Better

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The One Hour DIY Metal Firepit



A fire pit is a great addition to a backyard.  And if you’ve ever shopped around for them, you know commercially you’ll see all kinds of designs.  You can also make one yourself, and we’ve done a fair share of brick or stone designs.

But this one is different.  It’s mental, which we like for durability.  But it’s also an effective recycling technique so we wanted to let you know about it.  It comes to us from Sarah and Joe at House and Fig.

A few years ago while on a trip to Joshua Tree Joe’s friend Jens introduced him to the washing machine drum firepit. It’s a super-easy project and the design of the washing machine drum is perfect for a fire. Its small holes around the drum not only allow for oxygen flow to the fire but also make for a pretty light show. Joe added some welded feet to ours and painted it black but if you omit the extra features you can make this in an hour or less. It couldn’t be easier.

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