Saturday, July 20, 2013

Finishing Up the Fire Patio

Finished fire patio.
Since day one, our landscape plans included a patio with a fire pit.  Here we are seven years later, and we have realized this dream.

This patio started out with large 6x12 pressure treated timbers we picked up at a second hand store.  Then, we used the wooden structure as a garbage dump for old bricks, concrete chunks, and miscellaneous other bits and bobs.  Once we got it filled up, we topped it off with sand and laid down pavers.  The process from start to finish was relatively easy.

We constructed a temporary fire pit using fire brick and a fire grate.  Long term, we'll revisit the fire pit itself and hopefully build something more permanent in nature, but this seems to be working well for now.

Patio after leveling with sand, and laying weed barrier.

Laying pavers.


Sharon Kwilter said...

What a pretty patio. You can come make ours now.... =)

Kurt said...

We would be happy to, penciling you in just as soon as we finish the house projects : )