It all came together

After a little bit of work and a lot of time, the two yard projects finally came together. Well, truthfully, there’s four projects in this picture, but the two I’m referring to are the chairs and the fire pit.

The final fitting of the propane burner wasn’t too difficult. A little bit of tweaking and it should be good to go for a long time- or until the propane runs out.

Fire Pit, v1.0 Update

Finally did some work on the fire pit. The biggest wait was getting the proper casters for the underside, making the pit mobile. This is key- the yard has a few seating options and digging up the pavers to install a pit would not only make things a bit to rigid out there but also require I destruct a past project that took a lot of time and effort to complete.

The rough plumbing is done as well. I’m installing a propane burner that will go under the fire glass on top. The only thing I couldn’t find was a not brass valve trim. I guess I’ll take that with me to the powder coat shop and see if they’ll match it to the pit.

Fire Pit v1.0

I have great friends. There’s no getting around that. They do interesting things and inspire me to do interesting things myself. One of the things I’m doing is learning to weld. This of course is because of my friends. One of them made a natural gas fire pit and installed it in his back yard. Here it is before the final ground cover went down around it:

Fire Pit

I really like the way this came out and decided that I need one as well. Except that I’m not going to pull up my pavers in the yard to install one or to install a natural gas line. So mine will be portable, on casters, and have a nice stainless braided line attached so I can toss the propane bottle in the bushes where no one will see it.

Here’s a few pictures as it’s been coming together.

The Barrel

Discs are tacked on

Edges of the box added

Almost there

Of course a lot of finishing needs to go on before it’s ready, and I’ll probably even powder coat it before we go live. I still need to get the casters and attach them, then get the plumbing done. After that it will almost be show time.