Fire Pit Prep:
First, we had to prep an area. We found a good spot in our yard and dug it down about four inches to accommodate gravel. You can make a large circle by putting a pointed stick on the ground in the approximate center of the area you want to modify, tie a string and then use some marking spray, or simply drag a pick to mark the area. You can do this with a piece of hose too. We removed the dirt, including a pathway, and applied a weed barrier across the area. Next, we filled the area with gravel, approximately four inches deep.
Time to Tar:
We applied tar to the bottom portion of eleven pallets that we set vertically. We coated up approximately ten inches or so to protect from insects and pooling water or splashing water. The gravel also allows for drainage to help with wood longevity. Next, we secured the eleven pallets together, angling them to form a circle, allowing for an entrance.
We created some areas to store kindling and small pieces of firewood by using the pallets as natural shelves. Then, we built cap pieces that cover and hinge so the storage areas can be filled to the top. We made four of these areas and then used more deck boards to cap the top of the circle, mitering the corners. The entire unit was coated with two types of tar to create the two-toned effect. Finally, I added some fun, custom scrollwork, an old barrel, and a chair, and have a Unique Circular Euro Pallet Fire Pit to enjoy on those cool evenings. Need more info on how to build a fire pit ring?