How To Build A Cheap DIY Firepit Seating Area

How To Build A Cheap DIY Firepit Seating Area | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: Project Build Stuff via YouTube


Transform your old firepit into a cozy outdoor seating area for less than $400! You only need a few materials, you can also substitute some of it with what you prefer, then you’ll have an all-new and transformed yard in no time. All thanks to Project Build Stuff on YouTube for this brilliant idea.



  • Firepit
  • Rubber mallet
  • String
  • Spray paint, any color, for marking
  • Shovel and pickaxe
  • Cultivator
  • Rusty metal primer spray paint
  • Black high heat spray paint
  • String lights
  • Weed block
  • Landscape stakes
  • 4×4 posts
  • Outdoor staples
  • Paver stones
  • Drill
  • Heavy-duty hooks
  • Zip ties


Step 1

Remove your old firepit, map out your fire pit area by hammering a metal rod at the center, then tying a string with spray paint at the end, use it to make a 14 feet diameter circle. Shovel and dig the grass on the area but if it’s too hard you can use a pickaxe as well, once you remove all the grass, you can use a cultivator to level the whole area. Go ahead and pressure wash the concrete stones, as well as the old fire pit to remove any loose dirt and rust. Once it’s all dry, use a rusty metal primer to paint all over the firepit, then coat it with a black high heat paint. Put the washed stones back in the center of the area, then insert your firepit.

Easy And Cheap DIY Firepit Seating Area Tutorial
Image Credit: Project Build Stuff via YouTube


Step 2

To hold up the lighting, put in some 4×4 posts. Use wooden stakes to measure and mark your dig locations, then dig holes on those marks about 3 feet deep, grab some fast setting concrete mix and pour it in the hole with your post, add some water, and within 20-40 minutes it’ll be fully cured and ready to move on to the next step. Make sure that you set your posts in a level and stable position, you can clamp and screw a couple of scrap woods to hold it in place. Before you put any gravel or stone to the area, put down a nice heavy-duty weed block and grab some outdoor staples, then put this around the weed block to keep them more securely in place. Make a perimeter using paver stones, hammer it down, then put the gravel and fill the area. Remove the excess weed block around the outer area, then drill some holes in the posts, thread in some heavy-duty hooks, hang your lights and secure it in place with a couple of zip ties.

DIY Firepit Seating Area Tutorial
Image Credit: Project Build Stuff via YouTube


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How To Build A Cheap DIY Firepit Seating Area

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