DIY Chip Stone Fire Pit Installation Guide

Adding Style and Function to Your Backyard

Are you looking to add a stylish and functional fire pit to your backyard? A chip stone fire pit is a great option that can be easily installed with a little bit of DIY know-how. In this guide, we’ll show you how to install a chip stone fire pit in your own backyard.
DIY Fire Pit

Materials Needed:

  • Chip stone pavers
  • Landscape fabric
  • Pea gravel
  • Level
  • Shovel
  • Tamper
  • Fire pit ring
  • Fire pit grate
  • Fire pit screen

Step 1: Select a location for your fire pit

Choose a level area in your backyard that is at least 10 feet away from any structures or trees. This will ensure that your fire pit is safe to use and won’t damage any surrounding plants or buildings.

Step 2: Prepare the ground

Remove any grass or weeds from the area where you will be installing the fire pit. Lay down a layer of landscape fabric to prevent any future growth. Then, add a layer of pea gravel on top of the fabric. Use a tamper to compact the gravel and make sure it is level.

Step 3: Install the fire pit ring

Place the fire pit ring in the center of the gravel area. Make sure it is level and centered. If it is not level, adjust the gravel underneath it until it is.

Step 4: Add the chip stone pavers

Begin laying the chip stone pavers around the outside of the fire pit ring. Make sure that each paver is level and that there are no gaps between them. Once you have completed the first layer of pavers, add a second layer on top of the first one.

Step 5: Add the fire pit grate and screen

Place the fire pit grate on top of the chip stone pavers. This will allow air to circulate and keep the fire burning evenly. Then, add the fire pit screen to the top of the grate. This will help to prevent sparks and embers from escaping the fire pit.

Step 6: Light the fire

Your chip stone fire pit is now ready to use! Fill it with firewood, light the fire and enjoy the warmth and ambiance of your new backyard feature.


With this guide, you can easily install a chip stone fire pit in your own backyard. This guide is easy to follow, and with the right materials, you can be sure to have a beautiful and functional fire pit in no time. Remember to always be safe when dealing with fire and to follow all local regulations and guidelines. Happy fire pit building!
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