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Create Your Own Table Top Fire Pit

Create Your Own Table Top Fire Pit

One of the best ways to enjoy your backyard is by gathering around a campfire, but gathering wood and making the fire yourself isn’t always feasible. Now you can have your very own tabletop version—perfect for any size backyard!

Work gloves
Nonstick spray
18-inch bowl
Large bucket
Concrete mix
Masonry trowel
5-inch bowl
Heavy weights
Lava rock granules
Gel fuel canisters
Grill grate/metal screen
Industrial scissors
Large lava rocks
Lava rocks


Be sure to put on work gloves before starting this project. To begin, spray the inside of the 18-inch bowl with nonstick spray.

Mix the concrete in a large bucket, and using the trowel, pour the concrete into the 18-inch bowl until it is half-full.

Place the 14.5-inch bowl into the center of the concrete, and weigh it down with the weights. Be sure that both bowls are level, and that there is about 2-3 inches of concrete in between the bowls.

Tap the outside of the bowl gently to remove any air bubbles, and give the concrete at least 48 hours to harden.

Once set, remove the inner bowl first, and then gently remove the concrete from the outer bowl. Use sandpaper to clean up the edges.

Place a layer of the lava rock into the bottom of the concrete bowl, and add the fuel canisters to the center.

Cut the metal screen to fit over the concrete, and place over the top of the canisters. Cover the grate with a thin layer of the large lava rocks.

When ready to use, light the fuel canisters through the grate with a longneck lighter.

NOTE: To extinguish the fire pit, follow the guidelines for the gel fuel canisters.

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