Engineering the World’s Best Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Engineering the World’s Best Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Make Your Backyard the Favorite Hang-Out Spot This Summer with These DIY Fire Pit Projects.

What’s summer without a bonfire? If building a fire pit for your backyard has been on your summer “to-do” list for a while, now is the time to cross it off your list.

Bonfires are a go-to summer pleaser for parties of all ages and sizes as long as there are S’mores to go around. With Independence Day just around the corner, the season for the fire pit is her.

So, what are you waiting for? Add value and entertainment to your backyard with these DIY fire pit projects.


1. Good, Old-Fashioned Fire Pit

This classic fire pit may require a team effort, but the result is worth it. And, you and a friend can go from start to finish in just 4 hours. Not bad for a beautiful summer bonfire pit that a large party – or just a few friends – can enjoy.

2. The Fire Pit Pool Heater

While unconventional, we’re loving the inspiration. This unusual fire pit has dual purposes as a cozy fire and pool heater. Try your hand at “red-neck engineering” a fire pit pool heater with copper tubing and a wood burning barrel. All that’s missing is a giant stack of fire wood.

3. The 3D Printed Fire Pit

Prefer a more modern flare? This 3D printed fire pit was created using Autodesk Fusion 360 software (free to download!). While it may look complicated, the design uses only three different parts, meaning you only have to 3D print three different designs. And, the Robo 3D printer makes the printing process easy and affordable.

4. Table-Top Fire Pit

No backyard? No problem. If you’re an apartment dweller longing for your own home bonfire, this project is for you. You can be as creative as you want with the concrete container and the tiles. But please: don’t light it inside.

5. The Portable Fire Pit

It’s portable, it’s foldable, and it’s sleek. Like the Table-Top fire pit, this build from Modern Builds uses melamine and concrete to form the container, but it adds glass fibers to reinforce the structure. And since it’s fueled by propane, you don’t have to have any wood on hand.

In Conclusion

Whichever fire you fancy, your build will make your backyard the best place to be to see the fireworks this holiday or to simply enjoy a beautiful summer night. Already have a fire pit? Check out the wood fire smoker pit from Aaron Franklin for summer BBQ fun.


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Adam Beck

Director of Marketing at CADENAS PARTsolutions | A Marketing graduate from the Miami University, Farmer School of Business in Oxford Ohio, Adam has years of experience in marketing and design for a variety of industries.