Help make searching for a fire pit the opposite of "the pits."
August 10, 2012 10:03 AM Subscribe
Is there a cheaper alternative to a new, store-bought fire pit/bowl that I'm not thinking of? (The cheapest I've seen is about $50.)
posted by shortyJBot to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've looked online at Home Depot, Target, Lowe's and Walmart for a fire pit/fire bowl that is large enough to make a nice medium-sized fire for a few people to sit around. Is there a cheaper alternative than this that I'm not thinking of? I live in a city with a lot of thrift stores and, I'm sure, a junkyard or two.
My requirements are that it would be:
1. cheaper than $50, the price I could just pick up from the store
2. Can't damage the grass/yard when in use (so an open-bottomed fire ring wouldn't work)
3. Should be light enough to move about once a week when I have a fire. I wouldn't want to permanently set it in the grass due to damage/bald spots, and I do have access to a storage shed
4. safe to use, of course
5. Would be nice if it was a recycled/reused item
Can you help me think of something that fits this criteria? (I know end-of-season sales may be going on in a month or so, and I am willing to wait about 6 weeks or so.)