Building a Outdoor Fire Pit Table Building a Outdoor Fire Pit Table

What You'll Need
Safety goggles
Work gloves
Metal patio table
Measuring tape
Saw that can cut metal
Grinder
Welding tools
Metal fire pit ring (can be bought at hardware store or made of scrap iron)
Pre-made fire pit insert (make sure to buy the correct size)
Optional metal chairs

An outdoor fire pit table is a great place to hang out in your backyard. A fire pit table is a patio-style table with a hole in the middle for a fire. You can roast marshmallows or cook food like hot dogs and have fun in your backyard doing it. Follow the simple steps below to plan and build your own fire pit for your outdoor living space.

Step 1 - Organization

First, make sure you have all the necessary tools and supplies to begin your project. As you work, make sure to wear safety goggles and heavy work gloves.

Step 2 – Prepare the Metal Patio Table

Evaluate the metal patio table and measure it to see how large you want the hole in the middle for the fire pit. The size you make the hole depends on how big your fire pit will be and how wide the diameter of the table is. Once you have measured the table, carefully cut a hole to the size you have marked using an electric saw with a blade capable of cutting through metal. Be very careful not to cut yourself.

Next, carefully smooth out the rough edges of the inside of the hole. You can do this using an electric grinder tool.

Step 3 – Attach a Fire Pit Metal Ring

Prepare the metal outdoor fire pit ring. If you have purchased a pre-made ring, it is easy to fit it into the hole you made in the table by welding it to the metal. Be careful, as the welder will get the metal super hot, so don’t touch it with your hands. Wear eye and hand protection as you owkr.

If you are using scrap iron, you must bend it into the proper shape and weld it into place. Then, you can paint it to match the patio table using special paint made for that purpose. You can find scrap iron at most junkyards for little money.

Step 4 – Add the Fire Pit Insert

Next, lower the fire pit insert into the middle of the ring. If you measured correctly, it should fit snugly against the ring. It should stay in place without a problem, because if measured correctly, the lip of the fire-pit basin insert will stay firmly over the hole.

Step 5 – Finish Up

Finish the top of your fire pit table by adding a few chairs for you and your friends to sit on while you enjoy cooking your hot dogs and marshmallows around your new outdoor fire pit table.

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