Mmm. The sun is finally shining here in the Pacific Northwest and that means that its time for BBQing. We have 4 distinct seasons here and I like to enjoy every second of the grilling seasons. As soon as the weather is remotely decent, out comes the grill. This year we decided to make something in our yard that would be more useful and here is what I came up with, thanks to Pinterest: My husband’s family was in the household appliance business for quite a few years. Anytime we had a BBQ with them, they used a stainless steel washer drum for a fire pit. We were given one a couple of years ago. It had been sitting near our shed, until this week. I didn’t ever feel they were safe and maybe because when I was 8, I fell onto a dutch oven that had just come off the fire. I used my hand to catch myself and came away from the incident with 2nd degree burns and blisters. I can still remember the pain. So I decided to build an enclosure around the drum. It’s actually a simple and easy project, but does take some time.
I went to a local store and bought enough garden wall stones to go around my steel drum 4 times, for us, that was 36 stones total. I cut the grass big enough to fit the steel drum and the garden wall stones.
I actually ended up cutting out more grass once I realized that I wouldnt be able to get rocks between the drum and stones.
This picture makes the garden stones look crooked, but I was careful to adjust and make sure that the stones were straight.
I just dumped the rocks down in the crack. The garden stones came right up to the top of the steel drum. The last bag of rocks gave the pit a finished look.
We took the grill off of our BBQ and added it to the fire pit so we could cook up some hot dogs and chicken. We used it the same evening to test it out.
It worked amazing and everything tasted so good!Such an easy project and perfect for the grilling season. Speaking of, our grill pack events are open for ordering!! Just head over to Zaycon Foods to find out the details.