How to Build a Firepit

Materials Required:

  • Road crush (¾”) or a similar compactable gravel
  • Shovel
  • Rake
  • Level
  • Adhesive for cap stones
  • Grill
  • Building materials, depending on preference:

Castlestone Firepit: (27" inside diameter, 46" outside diameter, and 18" tall)
One of the following options:

a)   A pre-packaged kit

b) 29 standards, 2 starters, and 15 caps

Rox Firepit: (30” inside diameter and 12” tall)
    • 39 blocks (10”)

    • 13 caps (10”)

 
 

Procedure:

  1. Place a row of stones/blocks on the ground to outline the area, ensuring that the row is level and that the stone/block edges are flush with each other. Mark the area and remove the stones/blocks.
  1. Clear the marked area of sod and grass.
  1. Dig a trench that is 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) deep around the edge of the cleared area. 
  1. Fill the trench with ¾” road crush. 
  1. Compact the road crush and ensure that it is level.
  1. Lay the first row of stones/blocks on the road crush, again ensuring that the row is level and that the stone/block edges are flush with each other. (We recommend that you leave one block out of the bottom layer to create a vent for the firepit.) 
  1. Continue to lay other rows of stones/blocks on top of the first row until the firepit reaches its maximum height. Always ensure that each row is level and the stone/block edges are flush with each other.  
  1. Place cap stones in place and use adhesive to secure them in place.
  1. Set the grill on top of the firepit.