In the back yard patio to create a warm and inviting area to hang out, a stone fire pit can create this ambiance. Now all I need is to get supplies to make smores and brush up on my storytelling skills.
To get started mix the concrete in a 5 gallon bucket with water (Read the instructions on the concrete bag to get the proper consistency). Be sure you are in a well ventilated area, preferably outside, and do not to breath in the dust because it can be harmful. Don’t forget to clean the tools after use so the concert doesn’t dry on the tool. ***After starting a fire the concrete began to crack so Refractory Cement, which is used to repair firebricks, was used on top. I suggest you use this first and not the concrete mix.***
Repeat adding the concrete and stone and start building. Make sure to add concrete in the joints and smooth out. Let dry for about an hour and when finished spray water on the stones carefully to clean off any concrete that got on the stones, be sure not to spray in the joints where the concrete is. The next project is adding flagstone to the patio floor around the new fire pit. Happy Home Remodeling!