A bonfire is an exciting form of fire which invites us to gather around it. This traditional fire lighting has a historical significance, remembering our ancestors who were unable to experience the beauty of having modern lights. According to tradition, the word bonfire came from two words “bonded” and “fire.” In short, we are bonded by fire. One of the most interesting and economic activities every family can do during summer months is creating bonfire through fire pit. However, due to financial crisis families are unable to construct and own a single pit in their backyard.
If you are really determined to make one, don’t worry because you can build and own one by utilizing affordable materials. Making a simple but, functional fire pit is not as expensive as you think. You can make it by yourself or you can ask help from your parents or family members. Here are simple tips you can use when constructing your do-it-yourself (DIY) pit project at home. Note that you can also search for other procedure and ask your friends who have also constructed their pit at home.
Before heading to the procedure of making it, you need to research and obtain all the materials needed. You can use your old materials in your cabinet or spend some little cash from your pocket. Next, figure out the location, which needs to have a enough distance away from the structure of your house to avoid fire accidents. Remember that your it should be away from your door, windows or post of your house, especially if they are made of wood and light materials. Decide for the size of the fire pit. If you think you will be accommodating many people, it is advisable to build large fire pit.
- Make a plan for the dimension and dig a hole of your desired size. Take note that the hole should have approximately one feet deep.
- Ready your stones and arrange the around the edge. Be sure to place them properly and they should be stable. You may use cement and make a proper mixture which can hold steadily the stones used in forming the fire pit wall.
- Place additional layer of the stones and see to it that it is one foot in height. In order for the air to freely flow, you can leave a little space between the stones or bricks.
- After making the pit, you may now ready your wood, lit it and enjoy the summer nights with your family and friends. For your safety, do not leave while it is full of fire. Always shut down the fire before leaving it. If you have children, don’t allow them to be close to the fire to prevent some unnecessary accidents.
Creating bonfire through your own fire pit during summer is a satisfying one because you are using the fruit of your labor. You may hold your weekly gathering with your friends, co-workers, and relatives in your backyard with some bonfire from the fire pit. As the bonfire creates an unusual and exciting atmosphere, it is a great place for storytelling, reflection, and some prayer activities.