Sunday, April 20, 2008

Firepit construction - foundation

Sunday, April 20

I am lllloooving it being warm again. All the things that we've been talking about all winter can now start happening. One of which is the firepit.

The firepit will be constructed from retaining wall blocks. I had seen in books and online using them and want to construct our firepit with the same contemporary look.

Yesterday Tim and I had gone to Home Depot to price retaining wall blocks and cinder blocks for a base. We're going to be putting in a base cause that's it's a fairly wet area and it needs to have good drainage. The base will help and I'm also going to be digging out a trench for a drainage tube as well.

This morning Tim and I had purchased the blocks for the base, so I could start on it. My project for today was digging out a square 4'x4' area for the base. After that, Tim and I placed the four whopping 90 pound 2x2 babies in there. Now we just have get some retaining blocks and pace them in a 4x4 circle, backfill and we're good to go.


Bygningsentreprise said...

I am satisfied and happy with your "Firepit construction - foundation". Keep up the good work.

Kristin said...

Thanks for the comment! In the summer of 2010 I hope to finish off the firepit with a circular bench and either gravel or pavers around it.