We have already written how to make a brazier of metal or brick on the site. A campfire site is a slightly different topic, however, it is a noticeably simpler version of the hearth. At the first stage, the main thing is to choose the right place. At least three meters from the house and other buildings, away from the spreading crowns of trees – this is the basic rule.
So, the place for the barbecue area has been chosen. Now you must decide whether you will deepen the fireplace into the ground. If so, a shovel in your hands. The diameter of the campfire site can vary, usually from one meter to one and a half meters. You should not go deeper than 45-50 centimeters, such a hole will be quite enough.
One of the easiest ways to set up a fire pit is to use refractory bricks. This photo clearly shows how you can arrange the masonry, taking care of sufficiently wide edges. The bricks are not bonded with mortar, that is, the construction required a minimum of effort and cost.
The campfire site does not have to be deepened into the ground, although this option is considered safer. And you can arrange a fireplace with such massive boulders to make a real primitive hearth.
The campfire site is again decorated with natural stone, and a metal circle is installed inside a small recess, which keeps the heat inside and serves as reliable walls. Mark how the area around the hearth is decorated with stump chairs, classic garden furniture, and gravel.
For a hearth not buried in the ground, a good platform is needed, and the first layer of stones should be fixed on it with a solution. The stones should fit snugly against each other, and it is better to insert a sheet metal circle inside for reliability.
In America, such fire pits are commonly called Fire Pits. Often they are made with gas to avoid sparks and not fiddle with firewood. In our country, this option did not take root, because it is very expensive to pull gas communications outside the house, and the use of gas cylinders is sometimes even more dangerous. And the very crackle of firewood, the aroma of burning wood is an indispensable attribute of a picnic in nature..
A massive stone hearth is set up on a fairly spacious area. All around are flat stones on gravel. The lawn around the fireplace will be actively trampled by lovers of cooking on live fire, so this option is much more practical.
A stone hearth, fastened with mortar and reinforcing bars for concrete structures, will last a very long time. He will calmly “survive” the winter period, when the open hearth will not be used as often as in the warm season.
In this case, a ready-made metal base was used under the fire pit, in fact, a tandoor frying pan, which was built into a stone-lined platform, having prepared a pit of appropriate dimensions.
An expensive option for a campfire site that fits perfectly with the pool area. Of course, using marble or granite just to set up a fire pit is not an option for everyone due to the price of such a natural stone. But it turns out very nice and stylish..
And, for example, an unusual variant of a campfire site is in a huge stump. You will have to make an effort to make a hole in the wood of the required depth and diameter, buy a metal bowl for coal. But the result is impressive.