Erin Lang Norris
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pjbowman wrote:
Ring of wood inside the pit - I am not familiar with placing the wood pieces inside the fire pit. Is it structural or for looks? How has the wood held up with fire pit use? thanks, Pat
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Erin Lang Norris
Hi! They're actually fire bricks, which we installed to avoid cracks in the actual stone which would be caused by the extreme heat. I'm glad we used them- the fire pit will be 4 or 5 years old this summer and the top is beginning to crack from heat, but no signs of issues on the base of the fire pit. :)
April 23, 2014 at 2:07PM     
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pjbowman
That makes sense and I appreciate the quick feedback!
April 23, 2014 at 8:12PM   
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Where did you get the chairs? - nice job!!!
   Comment   August 5, 2012

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I saved my flattest and biggest stones for the top, although I did have to make a second or third trip to my stone supplier to get what I needed. A few hours later, it was finally complete! Here you can see how hard this project was on the grass, but in my case it was actually helpful because I eventually removed it and it made that task much easier. Tip: When you purchase your stone, it's a good idea to buy more than you think you'll need so you'll have a good variety to choose from.

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saved my flattest and biggest stones for the top, although I did have to make a second or third trip to my stone supplier to get what I needed. A few hours later, it was finally complete! Here you can see how hard this project was on the grass, but in my case it was actually helpful because I eventually removed it and it made that task much easier. Tip: When you purchase your stone, it's a good idea to buy more than you think you'll need so you'll have a good variety to choose from.
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