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.
A backyard fire pit can be your family's favorite place for conversation, relaxation and cooking.
Illustration by Elayne Sears
Use standard iron pipe and fittings to assemble a cooking grate for your DIY fire pit.
Illustration by Bruce Kieffer
To make sure the retaining-wall blocks will create a tight circle around your fire-ring insert, lay out some blocks in the store.