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DIY FIREPITS

Build an amazing fire pit

Upgrade your backyard and dazzle your visitors.

Kick up your social gatherings with the added vibrance of a customizable fire pit. At Menoni & Mocogni, we have materials that will make your dream project a cinch.

A fire pit you can enjoy for years to come.

Fire pits are only as good as the experiences you can have around them, and at Menoni and Mocogni, we’ll see to it that you have fun roasting s’mores and telling stories for decades. That’s why we design our concrete, brick, and stone pavers to withstand the elements and last a lifetime. 

Take our concrete pavers for example. Our Concrete Ready-Mix is heatproof and water-resistant. When you choose us to help you create a concrete DIY fire pit, you won’t have to deal with annoying cracks and breaks that come from the fire and weather. These cracks and breaks stick out like a sore thumb and distract from your family fun.

That doesn’t mean our brick and natural stone pavers can’t handle anything you throw at it as well. Whether you need a cozy in-ground brick fire pit or an elegant fieldstone ring, you can rest easy knowing that your fire pit isn’t going to wear down any time soon.

People around fire pit
People around fire pit
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Backyard Fire Pit

Stunning fire pit designs to spice up your backyard or patio.

There’s a variety of styles to choose from when creating a DIY fire pit. While there are countless options for crafting the perfect area for you and your guests, it all depends on what designs work for you, and what type of space you’re working with. These are the most common types of fire pits.

  • In-Ground Fire Pits
  • Fire Pit Rings
  • Square Fire Pits
  • Customizable Paver Fire Pit

What you need to know to build your own fire pit.

While every fire pit is different, there are a few steps that are common when building any type of homemade fire pit. First, you need to determine the location. By understanding where you’re going to put the fire pit, you can better plan for what type and what size you’ll need.

After you prepare the location, you should physically mark the layout for the pit. Once it’s marked, you can fully prepare the base for installation. This can be leveling the space or digging into the ground for an in-ground fire pit. And the final step is to lay the block.

Of course, you’ll need the right tools for the job, unless you’re planning on moving five cubic feet of brick or concrete by hand. You’ll need a tape measure, a shovel, a wheelbarrow for supplies, a tamper, a mallet, and a level. Having these tools on hand will make your DIY fire pit installation process as smooth as possible.

To recap, here are the basic steps to building your own fire pit:

  1. Get your tools together
  2. Determine the Location and Size of pit
  3. Clear the spot for construction
  4. Mark the layout for the pit
  5. Prepare the ground
  6. Lay the block
  7. Relax or Party, your choice
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A few DIY fire pit ideas from the pros.

Looking for a great way to start brainstorming your ideal DIY fire pit? We have you covered. Here are a few DIY fire pit ideas that will make your backyard the talk of the town.

Concrete Fire Pit Ring

Enjoy a simple centerpiece while you sit back, relax, and put your feet up on a concrete fire pit. Our durable concrete will keep your fire pit ring free of distracting cracks so you can enjoy a cozy and comfortable night by the fire.

In-Ground Natural Stone Paver Fire Pit

Amaze your guests with beautiful natural stones from Menoni and Mocogni. With an in-ground design and a variety of finishes, this DIY fire pit is a perfect standalone entertainment space that will keep your gatherings lively.

Square Brick Fire Pit

With the minimalist design of a square fire pit combined with our sleek and durable brick, you can keep your backyard simple and elegant. That way, you can focus on your guests and have a warm fire in the background.

Frequently Asked Questions about DIY Fire Pits

What is the best base for a fire pit?

Hard, dense materials such as granite or concrete are the safest to use under a fire pit. The main benefit is that these materials won’t absorb water easily; water absorption can lead to cracking and breaking when exposed to high temperatures.

What can I burn in my fire pit?

Dried, firm woods like oak and birch are common because they’re easily accessible and have long burn times. However, you can also burn synthetic logs, small kindling, wood pellets and wood bricks just as easily.

How do I keep my fire pit safe?

Keep the flames out of the way of any surrounding trees or other flammable objects. As long as someone is always keeping the flames at a reasonable level within the pit, there should not be any serious issues.

Don’t miss out on the social gatherings of your dreams.

Give your friends and family a reason to come over with a customized DIY fire pit and reliable materials from Menoni & Mocogni. Contact us and today and discover how we can help you craft the backyard entertainment space you’ve been waiting for. 

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