I’ve finished building the firepit. Building the walls only took a few hours – much less time than all the previous steps. Digging the bamboo roots out took forever. I think I spent three days on that. Laying the flagstone pavers took two days. Building the firepit walls? Just a few hours.
I prefer dry-stacking the stones. I like the natural look. Fitting them together in a solid wall takes a little time. It felt like a puzzle to me. I enjoyed it a lot. The finished structure won’t fall over on its own, but it could be pushed over. I needed more rocks to make it unbreakable, but I ran out. Maybe I’ll find more on Craigslist. It should only be a matter of time. I now have a serious addiction to looking at the ‘free’ section of the classifieds. 🙂
Here are some pictures of the firepit. I haven’t burned anything in it yet. I need to get some marshmallows first.
Here’s the ‘before’ picture one more time:
And the after: