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Create a Beautiful DIY Concrete Fire Pit for Your Backyard Oasis

Concrete Bowl Fire Pit

Few things are as cozy and comfortable as flames crackling in a backyard fire pit. The fire has been bringing people together for thousands of years. To this day, it is the traditional gathering spot for friends and family.

Imagine sipping wine, roasting hot dogs, and making s’mores at your concrete fire pit during cool summer nights. The feeling of contentment would be even more special and heartfelt if you built the concrete fire pit yourself.

This simple project will give you a great-looking concrete fire pit at a fraction of the cost of a commercially produced one.

Concrete Bowl Fire Pit

Plus you get the satisfaction of making it yourself.

Materials needed to make a Concrete Fire Pit

You’ll need these materials:

  • Concrete Mix
  • Bucket – for mixing Concrete
  • Water
  • 1 larger Bowl – for exterior mold
  • 1 smaller Bowl – for interior mold
  • Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Plastic or extra Cloth – work area cover
  • 60-80 and 220  Grit Sandpaper
  • Gel Fuel Canisters
  • Replacement Grill Grate (or customize using Hardware Cloth/Wire Mesh)
  • Fire-safe Stones
  • Dust Mask
  • Safety Goggles
  • Work Gloves

And these tools:

  • Medium-duty Trowel
  • Heavy Objects – to hold down the interior bowl while the concrete dries

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Thanks to Man Made DIY for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

Here’s a quick video tutorial…


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