Weekend Project: DIY Fire Pit with Grill

Find your summer recipe for backyard fun in these simple plans for a DIY fire pit. You can take this weekend project to an even higher level by installing an optional grill to hone your outdoor cooking skills.

Fire Ring
To make sure the retaining-wall blocks will create a tight circle around your fire-ring insert, lay out some blocks in the store.
Illustration by Bruce Kieffer