Updated: May 6, 2021
Everyone needs a place to relax and unwind. This was a fun project with very little difficulty. The hardest part was loading the stones.
Yes, I know I regret not placing something under the white rocks to stop the weeds. Hindsight is 20/20 LoL I plan on taking care of that come spring.
Pinterest Is My Friend
“It's too damn hot in here.”
I found this idea on Pinterest. It's every girl's best friend after all. I probably spend way too much time on there. All I needed was 36 gray stone blocks (get them on sale). If I remember correctly they were less than $2 per block. I got a few bags of white stone and a couple of bags of small brown ones. That's it, the whole lot was less than $100. Oh, you also need a cousin, that's a big help loading all those stones. Bribery always is a good incentive. In this case, a delicious steak dinner was in order. The only drawback was that my air condition in my truck was on the fritz and it was the hottest of summer days. Still worth it.
First Things First
What you need to do first is decide on where you want to place it. Choose a spot on level ground that is at least 15 feet away from your residence or any nearby trees.
We Skipped Some Steps
“It'll be alright, let's just finish it.”
We had planned on doing it the RIGHT way by clearing off the circle before starting and doing it all good and proper. After lugging around all those stones though, we were getting tired. I knew if we took a break, let alone started supper, that'd be it for us for the day. We just went for it and placed it all together in three layers of twelve. We left some space in between the stones for the air to ventilate. Then we filled the inside with the smaller stones and placed the white ones along the outside.
Works Like A Charm
If you don't have a fire pit, it's really easy, I highly recommend making one. Yes, they sale the pre-made ones, but they rust quicker than they ought to. One like this will last. Pull up some chairs and get your blue tooth speakers, add a few friends, and you have it made for the evening. Grab a guitar and relax with a cold one. I guarantee you won't regret it.