70 Inspiring DIY Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Pit Ideas
If you like spending time outdoors with your family or the occasional guests you need to make the space comfortable enough for all seasons.
One of the best ways to enhance the comfort in your backyard and any other outdoor space is by building a DIY outdoor fireplace.
An outdoor fireplace will keep the space warm, and it also provides an easy way to spice up the yard.
It is possible to buy a readymade outdoor fireplace and install it, but a DIY one is always the best option. Building a DIY outdoor fireplace, is not only the cheaper option, but it also makes it easy to create something that suits your space and tastes.
With our DIY outdoor fireplace ideas below you will have an easier time designing and building something functional and aesthetically appealing for your home.
After you've used one of these ideas to make your DIY fireplace fire pit, come back and browse my other free building plans so you can build a porch swing fire pit, tiny house, outdoor bench, picnic table, farmhouse table, outdoor firewood rack, hammock, wood burning stove, rocket stove, and many more.
- 1. Cheap One-Weekend DIY Backyard Fire Pit
- 2. Easy DIY Fireplace with Grill
- 3. Round Backyard DIY Fire Pit
- 4. The Polished Concrete Fire Table
- 5. 15-Minute DIY Fire Pit
- 6. Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit
- 7. The Easy $30 Homemade DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 8. Wall Blocks Built-In Outdoor Fire Pit
- 9. $50 Concrete Tree Rings DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 10. Simple In-Ground DIY Fire Pit
- 11. Easy and Inexpensive DIY Backyard Fireplace
- 12. DIY Garden Fireplace with a Bench
- 13. Repurposed Cinder Blocks DIY Fireplace
- 14. Easy 7-Layer DIY Fire Pit
- 15. DIY Backyard Mosaic Fireplace
- 16. Portable DIY Fire Pit with a Built-In Log Storage Rack
- 17. Cheap Backyard DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 18. $8 Rock Homemade Outdoor Fireplace
- 19. The Square Metal DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 20. DIY Stone and Concrete Fire Pit
- 21. DIY Outdoor Firehouse with Custom Cap Stone
- 22. Portable Wood Fired Patio Heater
- 23. Inexpensive Outdoor Fire Pit with Adirondack Chair
- 24. Square $75 DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 25. Permanent DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 26. Custom-Sized Homemade Fire Pit
- 27. DIY Air Pumped Patio Fireplace
- 28. The Washing Machine Drum DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 29. Professional Looking DIY Outdoor Fire Pit
- 30. DIY Concrete Fire Pit Bowl
- 31. 2-Day DIY Stone Fire Pit
- 32. Semi-Easy DIY Outdoor Fire Pit
- 33. Circular $60 DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 34. 40x40 Square Cinder Block Fireplace
- 35. Homemade Pirate Ship Fire Pit
- 36. Stacked Stone DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 37. Rustic Outdoor Stacked Stone Fireplace
- 38. Concrete DIY Outdoor Chimnea
- 39. DIY Fire Pit with Table Top
- 40. Mini Homemade Tabletop Fire Pit
- 41. The 1-Hour DIY Backyard Fireplace
- 42. Temporary Wood-Fired Brick Fireplace
- 43. Easy DIY Sand Fire Garden
- 44. Large DIY Brick Outdoor Fireplace
- 45. Easy-to-Build Wall Block DIY Fireplace
- 46. Contemporary Homemade Outdoor Gas Fireplace
- 47. Stone Fire Pit with Sitting Area and Lighting
- 48. Wooden Tabletop Fire Pit
- 49. $10 and 1-Hour Upcycled Fire Pit
- 50. Large Stacked Stone Permanent DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 51. 3-Layer DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 52. 9-Step DIY Outdoor Fire Pit
- 53. The $125 DIY Patio Fire Pit
- 54. Built-In DIY Garden Fireplace
- 55. Portable DIY Cement Block Outdoor Fireplace
- 56. DIY Metal Bowl Fire Pit Patio
- 57. Easy Backyard Brick Fire Pit
- 58. Reclaimed Outdoor Gas Fireplace
- 59. Concrete and Metal Bowl DIY Fireplace
- 60. Simple Homemade Outdoor Fireplace
- 61. Fieldstone and Sand Fire Pit
- 62. DIY Eco-Friendly Outdoor Fireplace
- 63. Easy 30-Minute DIY Outdoor Fireplace
- 64. Tall DIY Outdoor Fireplace with Flue
- 65. Repurposed Electric Water Tank to Outdoor Fireplace
- 66. DIY Fire Pit Brick and Fire Ring Kit Fireplace
- 67. One Afternoon Dry Stack Fireplace
- 68. Glass and Metal Planter Box Tabletop Fire Pit
- 69. Stacked Stone Fire Pit with Rustic Benches and Tables
- 70. DIY Landscape Wall Stones Outdoor Fireplace
1. Cheap One-Weekend DIY Backyard Fire Pit
You do not need any particular skills to make a DIY outdoor fireplace like this. With a few bags of gravel, a small pile of flagstones and your old metal fire pit bowl you have the main things that you need.
Building a DIY outdoor fireplace like this one will cost just over $200 and will take about one weekend to complete, but you can do it in a day when working nonstop.
Although this will not be a step by step tutorial, there are lots of pictures and written description to make this an easy-to-build outdoor fireplace.
2. Easy DIY Fireplace with Grill
This DIY outdoor fireplace uses materials that you can get from your local stone depot. It comes as a kit with just the right number of bricks and gravel and so all a DIYer needs is to set it up.
It should only take about 2 hours to assemble the DIY fire pit but what makes it more amazing is that it also has a grill.
Although you might not even need them, there are some pictures and brief text tutorial on how to set up the outdoor fireplace.
3. Round Backyard DIY Fire Pit
If you have some leftover bricks and a few hours to spare here is a fantastic DIY outdoor fireplace plan for you
This outdoor fireplace plan provides a comprehensive guide to the essential things that you need to know when making an outdoor fireplace and some 4-step instructions on how to build a rounded one.
And besides, from the bricks, you will also need some gravel, sand and metal ring.
4. The Polished Concrete Fire Table
This Instructables tutorial provides a fantastic plan for building a raised outdoor fireplace that will work well for small spaces.
The polished concrete fire table will take about a week to build because you need to give the cement enough time to dry.
Although this tutorial does not go into detail on what to do it still provides lots of pictures and some short text description to give you some idea on how to build the fire table.
5. 15-Minute DIY Fire Pit
Fire pits are one of the quickest DIY projects that you can implement. One like this only takes about 15 minutes to assemble once you have all the materials and the surface is ready.
Although you can get all the individual materials that you need for this DIY outdoor fireplace idea by The Inspired Room site individually, it is simple and faster to buy them as a complete fireplace kit.
Even without any prior experience, the step by step instructions and video on this tutorial will make things easy for you.
6. Modern DIY Concrete Fire Pit
For a budget of under $50 and in just a few hours you can make this DIY concrete fire pit that uses gel fuel.
There is also nothing much to do because it does not take a lot of material to build the fire pit. But, the man Made tutorials still provides a complete materials list.
There are pictures and detailed written instructions and so this should an easy project for an experienced DIYer.
7. The Easy $30 Homemade DIY Outdoor Fireplace
If you have a cement patio that you have been trying to give a makeover here is a fantastic DIY outdoor fireplace idea for you.
For just $30 you can build this amazing fireplace, and you do not need any particular skills or to use a lot of your precious weekend time.
Since the fire pit design is just basic, you also do not need any other materials besides from the metal bowl and paver stones. And the brief text and picture tutorials should give you enough inspiration.
8. Wall Blocks Built-In Outdoor Fire Pit
If you want something with a contemporary look that will grab the attention of anyone that visits you, here is a free DIY outdoor fireplace plan for you.
Although it takes up to $500 and an entire weekend to build, it will serve you for many years, and the look makes it worth it.
This Old House tutorial provides some detailed 9-step instruction that also includes pictures to make it an easy-to-implement project.
9. $50 Concrete Tree Rings DIY Outdoor Fireplace
Here is another impressive DIY outdoor fireplace plan that takes around $50 to implement but it will not only provide a lot of heat but also looks great.
All you need are some concrete tree rings, a charcoal grill, and some small stones or pebbles. These fire pit materials are not only readily available, but all are quite cheap.
With your materials and by following the 5-step instructions on the Instructables article you should not have any difficulties building an outdoor fireplace like this one.
10. Simple In-Ground DIY Fire Pit
Although this in-ground DIY fire pit has a very straightforward design, it will take some extra effort to build and an entire weekend or even two.
The materials that you will need for this project include PVC pipe, concrete blocks, and leveling sand, but Lowes provides a complete list of all materials and tools.
There is also a video to guide you through the construction and some step written tutorial with photos.
11. Easy and Inexpensive DIY Backyard Fireplace
A little money and some creativity are all you need to build this DIY backyard fireplace. And you only need to get about 40 concrete wall blocks.
There is nothing much to do besides from stacking the blocks, but you still have to ensure that you do it right to make the fireplace sturdy enough.
This tutorial provides a video and some step by step instructions to help you implement this project.
12. DIY Garden Fireplace with a Bench
As you build a DIY outdoor fireplace, you need to think about where people are going to sit as they enjoy the fire.
This Instructables DIY fireplace also includes a bench, and it is one of my favorite projects. There are some 13-step instructions with all the information that you need to make both the fireplace and outdoor bench.
With the pictures and text tutorials to guide you this should only be a one-weekend project.
13. Repurposed Cinder Blocks DIY Fireplace
I love repurposing things, and so you can be sure that I will try this DIY outdoor fireplace with the few blocks that I have somewhere in the compound.
With your old cinder blocks and about $20 for a few other materials, you can build this fantastic outdoor fireplace in just a few hours.
The step by step instructions and pictures make this rectangular fireplace easy to build even for beginner DIYers.
14. Easy 7-Layer DIY Fire Pit
Although this Instructables tutorial provides very detailed instructions on how to make this 7-layer fire pit, the original plans are from Progressive Farmer.
There is a complete list of everything that you will need, but the 6-step instructions that include pictures, text and a video will be the most helpful.
15. DIY Backyard Mosaic Fireplace
If like me you prefer to give your projects an artistic touch, this easy DIY outdoor fireplace idea will impress you, and you will want to build it.
The DIY backyard fireplace is also quite straightforward because most of the work goes into stacking the retention blocks and concrete pavers.
The mosaic top is also not hard to create because you only need to break your colorful tiles into small pieces and place them around the pit using sticky adhesive tile paper.
16. Portable DIY Fire Pit with a Built-In Log Storage Rack
If you have always wanted to build a cheap and portable fire pit and do not know where to start here is a simple outdoor fireplace for you that costs under $15.
The Instructables project is about converting a chrome shopping cart onto a fire pit with a log storage rack. And apart from the shopping cart, you will also need a few other things that the tutorial highlights on a list.
This fire pit project will only take a few hours to complete, and the tutorial provides pictures and text instructions to guide you.
17. Cheap Backyard DIY Outdoor Fireplace
You will hardly see an easier to build outdoor fireplace than this. If you have the stones, sands, and gravel already this will be a free project for you.
There is nothing much to do besides from measuring and clearing the surface before arranging the stones. And so this should be a quick project for you to implement over the weekend,
The pictures and step by step tutorial will help you understand everything that you need to do.
18. $8 Rock Homemade Outdoor Fireplace
This DIY outdoor fireplace is probably the cheapest that you can make as it only costs about $8. And it will also take just a few hours to complete.
The rocks give it a very pleasing look, and all you need to do is to get them in various colors. And with the few pictures and text description, you should have enough ideas on what to do to build a DIY outdoor fire pit just like this one.
19. The Square Metal DIY Outdoor Fireplace
For those that like welding or are learning how to do it, here is a perfect project to test your skills. But, it should still be quite an easy DIY outdoor fireplace plan to implement.
Metal might not be the first material that comes to mind when you think of DIY fire pits, but this project proves that it can still work.
With your four 40x20-inch rolled steel sheets and welding machine, you will have all you need for this project. All DIYers need to do is follow the picture tutorial on this The Brick House article.
20. DIY Stone and Concrete Fire Pit
A few stones and some concrete are all that you need to create this rectangular fire pit like this one. And it should only be a one-day project.
Since both the stones and concrete are quite cheap, this will also be an inexpensive DIY outdoor fireplace idea that any DIYer can implement.
The pictures and short text guidelines will provide enough information, but many DIYers will even not need them to replicate this fire pit.
21. DIY Outdoor Firehouse with Custom Cap Stone
If you have not tried mosaic before and would want to give it a try here is a perfect project for you. Also, it is an excellent DIY fireplace for those with smaller outdoor spaces.
This tutorial provides blueprints for both the base and capstone, and there are also some material and tools lists for everything you need to make the two sections of your DIY outdoor fireplace.
And with the cut list to get you started all you need to do is follow the detailed text tutorial and look at the few pictures on the article to build this fireplace.
22. Portable Wood Fired Patio Heater
A portable outdoor fireplace is very convenient as it is possible to move it around the backyard or even carry it when going camping. And if you have one like this it will also serve as a pizza oven.
This wood-fired patio heater comes from an old propane tank. And besides, from the tank, you will also need a few other things that include a steel door hinge, a 4-inch stove pipe, and exhaust cement.
The Instructables tutorial provides some 9-step instructions with pictures that should make this an easy-to-build outdoor fireplace.
23. Inexpensive Outdoor Fire Pit with Adirondack Chair
With a little inventiveness, you can create a warm and comfortable DIY outdoor fireplace and without spending a lot of cash.
For this project, the Adirondack chairs make all the difference, but the fire pit also looks fantastic and is still functional enough.
The fireplace does not require a lot of materials because some gravel and a few small boulders should be enough.
24. Square $75 DIY Outdoor Fireplace
If you are not sure how to build a DIY outdoor fireplace you should go with a square shaped one like this as it is easy to construct than the circular ones.
Some cement blocks, crushed stones, and rectangular pavers are the primary materials that you will need for this project. And if you have to buy everything that you need for this project it will only cost around $150.
With the picture and text on this Carole Knits article to guide you, this DIY outdoor fireplace should take between 7 and 8 hours to build.
25. Permanent DIY Outdoor Fireplace
If you want to make a permanent DIY outdoor fireplace for your cabin or camping area here is a detailed Instructables tutorial for you.
You will need lots of rocks, bags of cement, lots of gravel and a few other things that are on the materials list.
There are only 9 short steps in this tutorial that are easy to follow and many pictures to make the project easy to understand and implement.
26. Custom-Sized Homemade Fire Pit
A custom fire pit provides an easy way to liven up your backyard or outdoor space. And you can also adjust the size to fit the area that you have.
This Lowes tutorial provides a tools and materials list that includes some retaining fire bricks, wall blocks, paver base, and lava rock to get you started.
Building a DIY outdoor fireplace like this one should be quite straightforward because the tutorial provides some short and easy to follow steps with pictures.
27. DIY Air Pumped Patio Fireplace
Although this tutorial does not give instructions on how to make the fireplace, it offers a solution for one of the fundamental problems when using one which is keeping the wood burning.
This tutorial provides directions and pictures on how to install an air pump on your outdoor fireplace for keeping the wood burning even when there is no breeze.
You can use an old air mattress pump if you have one or buy it for a few dollars.
28. The Washing Machine Drum DIY Outdoor Fireplace
Here is another DIY outdoor fireplace that I would like to implement at some point. It uses an old washing machine drum, and so it will be an inexpensive project to implement.
The other materials that you need for this project include some self-tapping screws, a metal sheet with holes and some nuts and bolts. But the tutorial provides a detailed materials and tools lists.
Implementing this repurposed DIY outdoor fireplace project should be straightforward with the pictures and text instructions to guide you.
29. Professional Looking DIY Outdoor Fire Pit
You do not always have to hire a contractor to make you a modern and professional looking fire pit because you can do it on your own.
For this particular one, you will need concrete landscaping stones, lots of gravel and a few other inexpensive things that the tutorial highlights on a list.
With these materials and the many pictures and in-depth text tutorial to guide you it is possible to build an appealing DIY outdoor fireplace like this one over the weekend.
30. DIY Concrete Fire Pit Bowl
This sizeable DIY concrete fire pit bowl will require you to get your hands dirty and some molding skills, but it is worth it.
You will need sand and some concrete to make the bowl, and all you need to do is to follow the 6-step instructions on the Hunker tutorial.
Since the concrete will require at least 48 hours for drying this DIY outdoor fireplace idea should take at least one weekend to implement.
31. 2-Day DIY Stone Fire Pit
This DIY stone fire pit will be a great addition to any backyard, and it might be just what you need to give the space some style while also keeping it warm.
Although it might be a little more expensive to build when you compare it to other DIY outdoor fireplace plans, it is still cheaper than hiring a contractor to make one.
All the materials and tools that you need are on the supplies list, and there are also some 8-step instructions to help you build the stone fire pit in just 2 days.
32. Semi-Easy DIY Outdoor Fire Pit
If you take away the extra effort that you need to put in for shoveling and carrying the bricks this should be quite an easy project for you.
The tutorial does not provide pictures for all the stages of the construction, but there is some short step by step guidelines to help you out.
And this should also be an inexpensive project because it uses basic retaining wall blocks and a few bags of sand or granite.
33. Circular $60 DIY Outdoor Fireplace
This simple circular outdoor fireplace uses 12 pavers for each of the three layers, and you will also need some smaller pavers for placing inside the fire pit.
With your paving stones and some paver sand, you have all you need to build this DIY outdoor fireplace, and all you need to do is arrange the pavers.
Despite the fact that there is nothing much to do the tutorial still provides detailed guidelines and pictures.
34. 40x40 Square Cinder Block Fireplace
Cheap and straightforward DIY outdoor fire pits like this one is a must try if you are a seasoned DIYer that wants to add something interesting to your backyard.
The 40x40-inch square fireplace uses some cinder blocks and a few decorative bricks, and it should also be an inexpensive project to implement.
For the tutorial, you get some pictures for all the critical stages with some brief text descriptions.
35. Homemade Pirate Ship Fire Pit
A pirate ship fire pit like this one that also works as a grill is the kind that will always leave your guests talking.
Instead of sticking with the traditional DIY outdoor fireplace designs you can try an interesting one like this. Although it requires a little extra effort and cash investment it is still easy to build.
This article might not provide a tutorial, but the picture and description of the fire pit should give you enough inspiration.
36. Stacked Stone DIY Outdoor Fireplace
This project might look a little overwhelming to implement, but any experienced DIYer can build it with a bit of extra effort.
Stacked stones always give any structure an appealing look, and they are the highlight of this project. But besides from the stacked stones you also need cinder blocks, pressure treated 2x4s and a few other materials that are on the supplies list.
HGTV provides some simple 8-step instructions and a few pictures that will give you some basic idea of what you need to build.
37. Rustic Outdoor Stacked Stone Fireplace
Here is another simple stacked stone DIY outdoor fireplace plan that you can implement on a low budget and in just a few days of work.
This project uses $30 stacked stones, and besides from this you also need a fireplace insert, some concrete, pavers and a few other inexpensive materials.
The tutorial will provide pictures for all the stages of the construction to ensure that you do not have any difficulties with the implementation.
38. Concrete DIY Outdoor Chimnea
This Mexican style outdoor fireplace or chimnea looks fantastic, and it will stand out in any backyard. And it is also not as hard to build as it might seem.
The Instructables tutorial provides a very comprehensive guide that includes both text and lots of pictures. There is also a material list of all the essential things that you will need.
This project should take at least a week to complete because the concrete takes long to dry.
39. DIY Fire Pit with Table Top
A circular fire pit like this one does not take a lot of effort to build or a lot of materials. With some pavers or cinder blocks, you can make it in just a few hours.
However, this project is about making a wooden top for the fireplace to cover it when not in use and also to provide something that can hold drinks and snacks when sitting outdoors.
The table top for the fire pit will cost under $90 to build, and it is just a one day project.
40. Mini Homemade Tabletop Fire Pit
If you do not have the time or materials to make a permanent fire pit here is a small enough option that will be ideal for your patio table.
This DIY outdoor fireplace uses gel fuel and other things like lava rock, fire glass, and a large plastic bowl. All these items are cheap and easy to get locally.
The 7-step instructions and the many pictures in this tutorial make this a straightforward project that you can create in less than 2 hours.
41. The 1-Hour DIY Backyard Fireplace
The rounded or circular DIY outdoor fireplace ideas are the most common and also the easiest to implement for most DIYers.
This particular outdoor fireplace will only take an hour to build, and you will need retaining wall blocks, lava rock and a few tools such as shovel and level.
Once you gather your material and tool, you only need to follow the brief directions and video to make the DIY backyard fireplace.
42. Temporary Wood-Fired Brick Fireplace
It is nice to have a fire pit that you can move around or assemble in different locations quickly. This Instructables tutorial provides some detailed instructions for building one.
Although the idea behind this fire pit is to build a temporary pizza oven, it will still work great as a DIY outdoor fireplace.
Some of the materials that you need include about 190 firebricks, concrete blocks and some refractory clay.
43. Easy DIY Sand Fire Garden
You do not have to limit yourself to the traditional backyard fireplace because there are many modern options like this one.
This sand fire uses gas for fuel, and it is quite easy to make provided you have the necessary materials which include a large metal bowl and some plumbing parts.
The Instructables provides some pictures and written instructions on how to make this sand fire pit from scratch.
44. Large DIY Brick Outdoor Fireplace
For those that want a large permanent DIY outdoor fireplace here is an excellent idea that you can try.
There are many things that you need besides from the house bricks and concrete blocks, and so this will not be a very cheap project.
Also, the size of the structure means that it will take several weekends to build, but you should not have any difficulties with the construction if you follow the detailed tutorial.
45. Easy-to-Build Wall Block DIY Fireplace
Although this DIY outdoor fireplace has a sleek and professional look, it is still easy to build and on a moderate budget.
This backyard fire pit uses about 68 retaining wall blocks, 20 cap blocks, at least 8 drainage gravel bags and some decorative rocks.
You also need a big metal ring, and once you have all your materials, the only other thing you need to do is follow the picture tutorial.
46. Contemporary Homemade Outdoor Gas Fireplace
Sometimes it is not possible or even convenient to burn wood in your backyard, but you can still enjoy the comforts of an outdoor fireplace by making a gas one.
This tutorial provides a video, some pictures, and text guidelines to help you build a modern concrete DIY outdoor gas fireplace for under $800.
You will need fire glass, fireplace pan, burner, wood concrete and a few other supplies that the tutorial will explain in detail. But, all these are things that you can get at your local store or order online.
47. Stone Fire Pit with Sitting Area and Lighting
A DIY outdoor fireplace like this one will be an excellent option for those with a large and empty backyard.
And it is also quite straightforward to build because the owner of the Instructables tutorial admits having no prior construction or landscaping experience before making it.
It has a basic circular fire pit design, and it uses 4 courses of stone pavers, gravel, sand, and some landscape adhesive. And like most Instructables, there are lots of pictures to guide you in the build.
48. Wooden Tabletop Fire Pit
A wooden tabletop fire pit like this one is as easy as building a simple square table that has a large hole in the middle to accommodate a large metal bowl.
You can always cut a hole in an old table, but this DIY outdoor fireplace idea is for building everything from scratch.
There are comprehensive instructions on how to make the table and install the metal bowl pit, and this should take about one weekend to build.
49. $10 and 1-Hour Upcycled Fire Pit
Super-easy projects like this one will impress both beginners and seasoned DIYers. I am even not sure what I like most about it between the fact that it only costs $10 or it will take just one hour to build.
The project is about upcycling an old washing machine drum. And besides, from the drum, you will also need a few tools and some black high heat paint.
Sarah from the House and Fig provides an easy to follow picture tutorials, and anyone can implement the project with little effort.
50. Large Stacked Stone Permanent DIY Outdoor Fireplace
If you are the kind that prefers a large and more permanent fireplace that you can use for everything from roasting some marshmallows to making pizza here is a tutorial for you.
Although the tutorial is mostly for the finishing touches that include stacking the stones, there is also a link for starting it from scratch.
This project will cost at least a couple of thousands of dollars to build due to the size and amount of materials that you need, but you can make it over a couple of weekends.
51. 3-Layer DIY Outdoor Fireplace
It only takes 3 layers of blocks to build this fire pit. Here you can use any blocks that you like or can get an affordable cost.
Most of the work on this DIY backyard fireplace project goes into the decoration, and you will need a lot of pea gravel for this.
The Homeroad article provides some photos and written tutorial to give you some idea of what to do.
52. 9-Step DIY Outdoor Fire Pit
There is not always much to do when building a DIY outdoor fireplace and it is one of those DIY projects that you can finish quickly and without requiring any particular skill.
For this particular one, you only need to follow some 9-easy steps and have a few materials that include paver base, lava rock, and concrete adhesive.
There are some sketches for the different steps to make things even easier and this project should only take a day to complete.
53. The $125 DIY Patio Fire Pit
The DIY outdoor fireplace is one of the best and quickest ways of enhancing the appearance of your patio. It is also one of the cheapest. Making one like this only costs around $125.
It should only take you about 30 minutes to assemble this fire pit, and besides from the wall blocks, you will also need a pit fire bowl.
There will also not be a lot to do apart from arranging the rocks and inserting the steel bowl and so this should be a straightforward project.
54. Built-In DIY Garden Fireplace
A DIY outdoor fireplace kit always makes things easier for you, and it is still quite inexpensive. This project demonstrates how you can build an outdoor fire pit in less than one hour from a kit.
Most kits will include the stones, and so all you need to do is to arrange everything on a level surface.
This tutorial provides some pictures and text description to help you build a 3-stone layer fire pit with a metal ring.
55. Portable DIY Cement Block Outdoor Fireplace
With your small pile of leftover cement blocks and some recycled grill racks, you can build this fantastic DIY backyard fireplace.
What makes it an impressive project is that you can dismantle it fast and assemble it in a different location as there are not many blocks that you will need to carry.
The picture on this article and brief text description should be enough for most DIYers that want to build this outdoor fire pit.
56. DIY Metal Bowl Fire Pit Patio
Since the metal fire pit does not require any assembly, this project is more about decorating the patio to create an appealing fireplace.
The fire pit consists of a big bowl welded on a metal stand. But, for the patio décor, it is all about laying stones over a limestone screening and planting lots of plants around it.
With the picture tutorial to help you out, this should be just a one-weekend project.
57. Easy Backyard Brick Fire Pit
This DIY backyard fireplace provides an opportunity to put your masonry skills to test and will be a good learning experience on how to utilize firebricks and cement on your projects.
Although there is not a lot of information on the article the few pictures should give you enough ideas on what you need to do to build this fantastic fire pit.
58. Reclaimed Outdoor Gas Fireplace
If you have a gas fireplace in the house that is either broken or you no longer use you can convert into a DIY outdoor fireplace.
It only takes about an hour to do the conversion, and you will just need to buy a few components. And so this is also quite an inexpensive way to build an outdoor fireplace.
There is also nothing much to figure out because the tutorial provides enough pictures and text instructions to help you out.
59. Concrete and Metal Bowl DIY Fireplace
You can still put a metal bowl from your old fireplace into good use by using it to make a new one. And to do this, you should start by building a concrete frame.
You will also need some gravel and pebbles for this project, and it will take about one day to complete and a moderate budget.
The DIY Network tutorial provides some easy to follow 12-step instructions with pictures to help you build the fire pit.
60. Simple Homemade Outdoor Fireplace
This WikiHow tutorial provides an overview of how to make an outdoor fireplace from concrete or cinder blocks.
The tutorial is not for a particular fireplace design but instead focuses on providing information on everything a DIYer needs to know to build one that suits your home.
If you follow the guidelines on this article, you can make a simple homemade fireplace in just one weekend.
61. Fieldstone and Sand Fire Pit
The natural look of landscape stones is what gives this fire pit an adorable look. But besides from the rocks, you also need some sand, gravel and mortar cement.
This DIY fireplace project will take about 2 days to build, and the stones can be a little costly depending on your locality.
But, if you follow the detailed directions on this DIY Network tutorial this should be a straightforward project.
62. DIY Eco-Friendly Outdoor Fireplace
Eco-fuel is one of the best ways to enjoy the warmth and ambiance of a fire pit without the harmful effects of burning wood. And this tutorial explains how to make a DIY outdoor fireplace that uses it.
You will need a large ceramic or glass container and some river stones or glass pebbles and the eco-fuel.
Although this is a straightforward project, the tutorial still explains everything you need to do.
63. Easy 30-Minute DIY Outdoor Fireplace
You do not have to spend a lot of cash to make a fire pit. One like this will only cost about $80 to build, and you can do it in just 30 minutes.
All you need are some pavers and a fire bowl which is quite inexpensive if you do not already have one at home.
You do not even need a tutorial for this project, but the pictures and written description of the article can still be useful for some beginners.
64. Tall DIY Outdoor Fireplace with Flue
A tall DIY outdoor fireplace like this one will work well for those that have large backyards and would wish to have a more substantial fire pit
It uses bricks and concrete, and despite the large size it is still easy to build over a couple of weekends.
The 5-step text instructions and pictures on this Living Stone Masons article make this an easy to implement project even for beginners.
65. Repurposed Electric Water Tank to Outdoor Fireplace
With a little creativity and a few hours to spare you can repurpose almost anything into something more useful.
For this project, you will need to convert an old electric water tank into a DIY outdoor fireplace, and besides from the tank, you will also need 100mm round tubing and a few tools.
The Instructables tutorial provides a complete materials list and some step by step instructions with pictures to help you with the repurposing.
66. DIY Fire Pit Brick and Fire Ring Kit Fireplace
You do not always have to buy a complete DIY outdoor fireplace kit because you can build one with a fire ring kit and a few leftover firebricks.
This Lowes tutorial provides directions on how to make an outdoor fireplace around a simple fire ring kit, but you will also need some lava rock, paver base, and construction adhesive.
There is a video and some detailed step by step instructions to make this an easy weekend project.
67. One Afternoon Dry Stack Fireplace
Dry stack fire pits are easy and quick to build as there is nothing much to do besides from stacking the pavers, bricks or block.
You just need one afternoon to build this one from retaining wall bricks and a few river rocks for placing around the fire pit to finish it.
With the picture tutorial on this article, you will not need any other information to build the DIY outdoor fireplace.
68. Glass and Metal Planter Box Tabletop Fire Pit
An easy and inexpensive fire pit like this one will be ideal for use almost anywhere including the indoors.
You will not need many supplies to build this fire pit because the main things are the glass box, metal planter, mesh and some rocks.
This DIY fireplace should only take a few hours to assemble.
69. Stacked Stone Fire Pit with Rustic Benches and Tables
Here is a great idea for spicing up an empty backyard and giving it a unique and imposing rustic appearance.
This DIY outdoor fireplace is a medium hard project that will take about 2 days to finish and a budget of around $700. And you can also alter the sizes to suit your yard.
For the fire pit, most of the work goes into stacking the stones, and the Hometalk tutorial provides photos to help you understand how to do it.
70. DIY Landscape Wall Stones Outdoor Fireplace
If you are still trying to learn how to build DIY outdoor fireplaces, you should know that it is easier than you might think.
Building a backyard fireplace like this one should take less than 2 hours to complete as you only need to clear the ground, pour some sand and gravel before stacking your landscape wall stones.
But, despite this being a simple DIY project the eHow tutorial is still very comprehensive, and it includes both pictures and written instructions.
Now you have more than enough DIY outdoor fireplace ideas, and so you can build one to add some style, warmth, and ambiance to your backyard.
If you are a seasoned DIYer or even a beginner that has already tried one of these projects, we would love to hear your experiences and views in the comments section below.