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Old 04-28-2011, 07:16 AM   #196
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Looks beautiful! You did a great job!

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Old 05-05-2011, 12:14 PM   #197
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I was admiring your adirondeck chairs (in addition to admiring your handiwork) and after a little hunting I found them online at an eye-poppingly low price. Are they pretty sturdy and well made?
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Old 05-11-2011, 10:57 PM   #198
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I was admiring your adirondeck chairs (in addition to admiring your handiwork) and after a little hunting I found them online at an eye-poppingly low price. Are they pretty sturdy and well made?
Thanks, and yes, the ones that I got are well made. The folding part is very convenient.
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Old 05-21-2011, 08:59 PM   #199
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Got my walkway done! Pics kinda came out odd looking because it was starting to get dark out but oh well.



In this pic, some of the pea gravel is wet and some of it isn't so it doesn't really look 'even' but when it all dries it looks much nicer.



Here you can see where I piled up the dirt around the pit to hide the pavers. I left this spot open because that is where it drains. The left side I had done a couple weeks ago and planted grass seed. The grass is already starting to come up. The right side was just done today.



So glad to be done with it. Now I can enjoy it!
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awesome again- i jest re read this thread again to get more inspiration to get outta bed and start mine.
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:29 PM   #201
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That looks great! Awesome job!
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Old 07-10-2011, 09:21 PM   #202
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Wow...That is some amazing work. Well done and thanks for documenting so well. I am inspired, my firepit is just a hole in the ground.
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:05 PM   #203
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What an amazing fire pit! Dinner tonight will have to wait because I've spent the last hour reading this thread from start to finish. Husband came in while I was looking at the finished pictures and he said "My God woman...now what have you found for me to do?". Fortunately for him, I have other things that need to get taken care of before I can even think of starting a project like yours.

You did an amazing job and thank you so much for posting your progress and questions. That will be a great help to the rest of us that dream about doing a project like this in our own yards.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:45 AM   #204
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Nice work!
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Very nice work...I might add some cushions to the adirondack chairs.
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^I didnt put a screen over it. If it ever gets clogged, I'll just put the 0-deg attachment on the pressure washer and shoot down the hole to unclog

Well I got a nice little score today! The neighbors about 5-6 houses down had some logs and brush out front. I asked them if they were throwing it out and if they minded if I hauled some of it off for them. So here's what I was able to get.... there was quite a bit left but most of the remaining were odd shaped and too large for me to handle by myself or fit in the trunk (lined with towels of course!).





They just need cleaned up a bit and possibly split.
Beautiful Shiba Inu, Looks just like our female Aiko. We have two.
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Beautiful Shiba Inu, Looks just like our female Aiko. We have two.
Good eye, and thank you! I love my shiba :D
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:08 PM   #208
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In the back yard project i saw another project on the net,and i found the landscaping with stone veneer is another option. You can create a wonder full thing with landscaping with stone veneer.for the stone veneer there is no hardness. Installation is simple - just measure carefully cut the material with ordinary woodworking tools, and the adjustment of the panels together. It's like a puzzle! Use glue to attach plywood panels to the wall, then use a caulking gun to seal the seams. It is also a good idea to use screw fasteners to hold the stone veneer panels more efficiently. These panels work indoors and outdoors. They also make great garden accents for your outdoor spaces.
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You did a fantastic job in this I hope it gets used daily! I am writing in hopes for a DIY answer or 2. I too have built a fire pit but took it in a different direction. I have been working on this for the last 2 months. I am a tradesman by profession but do not do any masonry work (I hire in). I only say this as I have tackled may projects and accomplished them with great success.

So my question is about fire block and if it has to be used. I have constructed a 48" x 48" O.D. fire pit out of cinder block approx 4' high. This is standing on a 5'x5'x 6" poured slab. I turned one block on it's side for ventilation and cleaning purposes. At the 4th layer of cinder block (CMU), I ran 15 pieces of rebar across the pit for a base to build the fires on. I then ran two more layers of CMU to finish the walls if the pit. I am now ready to put the stone veneer tile on the outside of the CMU and having some granite cut for the top of the structure. I have built a few fires (3) already and tested out this concept. Upon doing a closer inspection of the CMU, I am noticing some very fine cracks on the outer sides of the cinder block. I assumed this was from the expansion of the block from the inner to the outer sides. What my concern is that before I put this granite and stone veneer on the outsides of this structure, do I need to do something else to this "pit" to prevent long term damage to the cinder block? I would like to keep the I.D. at 32 " x "32 but realize that I may have to bend in order to make this structure sound for the long term. OH, ...ooops, I just read this and forgot one detail, I have built a deck around this entire structure (which is why it is so high).

So, does anyone have any experience with using cinder block (CMU) as the only means of containing the fire?

I will upload pictures soon,

thanks in advance to anyone that can help me.

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Here it is, any advice?
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