Who does not like sitting exterior with fall breeze and a few crisp air? It is lastly time to begin preparing for fall, what higher manner than constructing fireplace pit. Seize a set of plans and observe together with this video so I can present you the way I made mine.
Let’s Construct a Fireplace Pit
DIY Fireplace Desk Plans
I’ve created a set of plans to make constructing this hearth pit tremendous easy and simple to observe.
Supplies I Used for this Construct
- Wooden Glue
- Brad Nailer
- Wooden End
- Fireplace Pit Plans
Step 1: Constructing the Fireplace Pit Body and Assembling
The very first thing I’ll do is construct a body from 2x4s. This can be an enormous field to cover the propane tank wanted to feed the hearth. I deliberately purchased a tank that may safely be laid down on its facet so I may maintain my desk decrease to the bottom. By the best way, if you’d like a reduce listing and dimensions of this desk, I’ve a set of plans for it over on my web site. If this desk is simply too large for you, I even have a smaller model accessible
After utilizing the miter noticed to chop down a number of 2x4s, I assembled them. I first lay out all my elements to do a dry match. This fashion I can make sure that all of it appears proper earlier than sticking issues collectively. Right here I am utilizing exterior rated wooden glue and some screws on every joint. That is designed in order that the highest boards overlap the joints of the underside boards. This can create power nevertheless it additionally makes it fast to place collectively.
Step 2: Creating the Packing containers Physique
Subsequent can be to sheath it, to place plywood across the body to create the field’s physique. Since this can be exterior, I am utilizing an exterior plywood that’s handled. I additionally painted the skin faces which you may see I am ensuring to connect pointing in direction of the skin of the physique.
It’s because I plan to do a slatted design exterior of this layer and wished a darkish shade to be in between every slat. I am attaching these sheets by first pre-drilling then working in a screw alongside the underside. Then additionally working in a screw to attach the highest of the boards collectively. When going into skinny wooden like this 1/2” plywood, I swap over to utilizing trim head screws like these right here.
Step 3: Framing out the Prime and Attaching it to the Physique
The subsequent factor I did was body out the highest facet. These members will give me assist to safe the highest within the subsequent step. They are often tough so as to add since there may be nothing besides the plywood to attach them to the underside framing so what I did was use a clamp to carry it in place as soon as I received it lined as much as the highest of the ply. Once more utilizing the trim head screws to safe it. I began with the 2 longer items then linked the 2 shorter sides in between.
Okay, now let’s throw the highest on. That is one other piece of exterior rated plywood that I painted the highest facet of. The outlet within the heart can be the place the hearth tray will get inserted later. I lined it as much as the physique then secured it down by first pre drilling across the perimeter then working in some screws. Throughout I made positive to sink the heads of the screws in order that nothing would forestall the slats that may come subsequent, from attaching flush to the physique.
I’ll go away that as is for a bit and begin making the slats that may cowl it.
Step 4: Making the Slats to Cowl the Physique
For this half I am going with western purple cedar 1×4 boards. That is what is going to take this boring field and switch it into one thing beautiful to take a look at. I began by taking my full size boards and ripping them to width on the desk noticed. I made the slats half the width so two slats may come out of 1 board. Now I’ll go together with a waterfall look in order that the highest boards will miter over into the facet boards. To attain this, I turned my desk noticed blade to a forty five and used the miter gauge to
reduce the boards to size. When organising my fence, I place a clamp and a scrap board to behave as a cease block. Discover how I place this far sufficient again on the fence in order that the board will not be touching this scrap as soon as it contacts the blade. If it contacts each on the similar time, it creates a pitch zone which causes kickback. This can be a quick option to make tons and many repetitive cuts.
To place the miters collectively, I take advantage of exterior wooden glue as soon as once more then additionally reinforce the joint with a number of 23 gauge brad nails. Good and easy. Subsequent I repeated that very same course of to create an entire bunch of them. For the reason that sample is identical in all 4 quadrants, I may prep all of the elements and have them staged on my workbench. This additionally gave the glue time to arrange.
Step 5: Making use of the Slats to the Fireplace Pit Physique
With that carried out, this subsequent step will fly. Let’s begin making use of the slats to the physique. So the edges can have verticals that come up and meet the highest slats. With that, I need the highest protecting the top grain of the verticals so I make sure that to carry up a scrap to get the spacing appropriate. You’ll be able to see I transfer it alongside as I work on securing that first board, however then after that the remaining can get laid down with only a spacer. I additionally transfer this spacer alongside to verify the slat is getting connected parallel to your complete size of the board. See me utilizing it on the highest but in addition on the facet.
My spacer is only a random scrap I discovered to be the dimensions wanted for the hole. After I get to the within most slat, I maintain it in place in order that I can go to the within with a pencil and mark the middle gap opening. I believe it is simpler to chop this now with a bandsaw however know you can additionally connect it and reduce it after the very fact with a jigsaw or perhaps a flush trim bit in a router. The fireplace tray with cowl it so no must make it tremendous fairly.
Step 6: Creating the Propane Tank Door
I am utilizing a number of streaks of DAP Dyna grip on every certainly one of these earlier than the brad nails. That is my favourite development adhesive because it’s extremely quick setting and works for each inside and exterior initiatives. You’ll be able to see subsequent I repeated a lot of the identical course of however this time with simply straight vertical boards. These are butted up proper to the underside of the overhanging high slat and I make sure that to make use of the identical spacer so issues stay constant.
All these slats dangle previous the physique barely as a result of I personally wished casters on mine in order that I could make this factor cell when not in use. The overhanging quantity will cowl the added top. This large hole right here can be a detachable panel to permit me to entry the within propane tank. I am utilizing magnets right here and connect them by counterboring into the framing materials then screwing in a magnet.
Now I can connect a washer on a screw to the door on all 4 corners to correspond to those magnets. As soon as the door is in place, I may repeat the method of attaching verticals to make it disappear into the physique.
Step 7: Making use of End to the Fireplace Pit
Lets go forward and put a coat of end on them to actually see them pop. With a view to get in all of the nooks and crannies of the edges of the slats, I am spraying on my end however you possibly can completely simply roll or brush it on as an alternative. I am utilizing my Wagner HVLP which makes very fast work of this step. For a end I am going with the Whole Boat Gleam 2.0 because it dries rapidly, does a terrific job at leveling out by itself, and what I most like is that it has UV resistors in it so this cedar will maintain up though it will likely be exterior.
Step 8: Including Casters to Make the Fireplace Pit Cell
Oops, If forgot to point out you once I connected the casters. However again after attaching all of the slats, I tiled the field over and screwed on a number of casters which is what’s permitting me to rotate this factor round to point out you all sides.
I personally like the concept of it having casters on it as a result of it can solely be getting used through the winter months however for the summer time months, I like the concept of pushing it out of the best way and utilizing this house for one thing else. As soon as I picked out the place I wished my fireplace desk to be I began loading within the home equipment to make it work. The tray slips proper into the middle opening and comes with fairly easy directions on hooking it as much as a propane tank.
You’ll be able to’t lay a traditional propane tank on its facet so in case you construct certainly one of these you both want to revamp it so it may stand upright or purchase one that’s designed particularly to be laid over.
Step 9: Ending particulars! Including Rocks, Chairs, and Drinks!
Now I must fill it with rock, seize my transportable chair, and a drink and revel in. As you possibly can see there may be loads of house for firm to hitch me and in addition loads of house to set drinks or a plate of meals on the unit itself. Nevertheless do not forget that I’ve plans for this bigger unit but in addition a extra compact unit in case you’re serious about constructing one your self.
If a fireplace pit has been in your to do listing then I hope this video has given you some good inspiration to deal with it this fall. Remember to try my web site for a set of plans for this construct in addition to a number of others. I will see you on no matter I am constructing subsequent.
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