Erin Lang Norris
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AJ Valentine-Williams wrote:
Love the Pit - What kind of stone did you use and was that wood around the ring? How long did this project take, and great job
   Comment   March 12, 2014

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Erin Lang Norris added this to How to Make a Stacked Stone Fire Pit
Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them.Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones: big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle.Tip: When you are choosing your stone at the rock yard, it is helpful to pick the flattest ones you can find so you aren't working with any more angles than you already have.

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rebeccawibberley added this to Firepit
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Start of pit
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Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them. Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones: big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle.
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July 21, 2014
This is what I want. Very natural.
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July 19, 2014
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May 14, 2014
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May 9, 2014
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May 6, 2014
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April 20, 2014
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April 14, 2014
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March 22, 2014
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June 2, 2013
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June 2, 2013
Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them. Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones: big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle. Tip: When you are choosing your stone at the rock yard, it is helpful to pick the flattest ones you can find so you aren't working with any more angles than you already have.
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March 31, 2013
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Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them. Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones: big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle. Tip: When you are choosing your stone at the rock yard, it is helpful to pick the flattest ones you can find so you aren't working with any more angles than you already have.
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Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them. Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones: big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle. Tip: When you are choosing your stone at the rock yard, it is helpful to pick the flattest ones you can find so you aren't working with any more angles than you already have.
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flat stones are the best to work with
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Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them. Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones. Big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle. Tip: When you are choosing your stone at the rock yard, it is helpful to pick the flatest ones you can find so you aren't working with any more angles than you already have.
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July 13, 2011
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Although I probably should have let the foundation cure entirely, I didn't really do that. I couldn't find any decent tutorials at the time and kind of just winged a few things, which I found to be stressful since this was something I wanted to last for a long time. I'm hoping that anybody who uses this as a tutorial will learn from my mistakes rather than repeat them. Once the concrete was poured, I let it thicken a bit. During this time I sorted my stones. Big ones to one side and flat ones to the other. As I did this, I set aside the stones that I favored for the base. I wanted varying heights but also wanted to be sure that everything on the bottom row was flat. I mostly chose stones that had a slight curve so I could match it to the circle. Tip: When you are choosing your stone at the rock yard, it is helpful to pick the flatest ones you can find so you aren't working with any more angles than you already have.
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