DIY Fire Pit Area & Wood Beam Benches on a Budget (with Square Flagstone Patio)

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Sharing our EASY DIY fire pit area with wood beam benches on a budget for our backyard with pictures. Our DIY fire pit benches & stone patio is the perfect spot to have s’mores.

I am sure most of you are not thinking about roasting marshmallows or outdoor fires at the beginning summer but this past weekend we created a stone patio diy fire pit.  

Our family loves outdoor fires & s’mores.  

Who doesn’t right?  

Thanks to Moose & an unexpected fence purchase our monthly DIY budget was gone in the first week so we are only doing house projects that cost no money for the rest of the month….like our diy fire pit area stone patio!  

Stone Patio DIY Fire Pit Area & Wood Beam Benches

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Sharing our EASY DIY fire pit area with wood beam benches on a budget for our backyard with pictures.  Our DIY fire pit bench is the perfect spot to have s'mores. #backyardfirepit #outdoorfirepit #patiofirepit https://lehmanlane.net

When we moved into our home almost 2 years ago there was a fire pit but it only consisted of a hole in the middle of the grass at the top of our yard just off our family room.  

We soon discovered a flagstone path leading up to the pit covered under weeds.  

Unbelievably that wasn’t the only hidden path we found in the yard.  

Here is part of the path that was either hidden or completely overgrown.

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

DIY Fire Pit Square in the Ground

The first fall we moved into our old farmhouse we dug out the diy fire pit area & enlarged it into a large square.

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

We bought stone blocks from Lowes to make the DIY fire pit & topped it with some blue flagstones that were already in our yard.  

DIY Fire Pit Area Before Adding Benches & Stone Patio

Spring Garden Tour

How to Add Flagstone to our DIY Fire Pit Area

Since making the diy fire pit I have wanted to add a patio around it so that more people can enjoy sitting around it.  

We moved some of the flagstone path we have off the kitchen deck & placed it around the DIY Fire Pit Area.

The path off of our kitchen is very wide in some spots so we took one row of flagstone out in preparation to put in a wood storage rack where some of the stone was.

You can see some of that path here:

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Cutting the Flagstone Path for the DIY Fire Pit Area

We first placed the stone around the DIY fire pit & decided on a square patio that we connected to the family room path.  

We wanted the flagstone low enough that if I needed to mow over each piece.  

Jason then cut the grass around each piece of flagstone, dug up the grass & leveled each stone.  

The kids & I wanted to help more with this task but it required more muscles than we could offer, ha!

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Moose was instrumental in standing exactly where we needed to dig every time.  

I am not sure how we would have figured it out without him…

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Flagstone Square Around the DIY Fire Pit Area

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Here is our stone patio fire pit right after Jason finished.

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

DIY Fire Pit Bench Seating Area

The whole time we were working on the patio I found myself wishing we had more seating without having to buy it.  

Jason had this brilliant idea to use some oak beams we had gotten from a friend that were sitting in our garage & turn them into benches.

I have no idea what the beams were used for originally but they are very old.  

Like they say they don’t make them like they used to!  

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Definitely couldn’t have moved the beams without Tucker’s help.

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Jason cut one of the beams every 6 inches with his chainsaw to raise the benches up to a better sitting height.  

He then put 2 of the 6 inch sections under each beam creating 3 benches around the fire pit patio.  

We used what was left of the beam Jason cut to make one side table.

I love the benches surrounding the DIY fire pit area.  

They make it feel like we created another outdoor room!

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches
DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

It is so great to have enough seating for all six of us plus friends!

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

To celebrate the finished fire pit stone patio we had some friends over for s’mores.

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Did I mention how much our family likes s’mores?

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

I think we might need to make some more beam side tables to fit the food & drinks on because we wound up using one of the benches for food instead of people but that is a project for another weekend.

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

Despite the warm weather we are having we have been enjoying this new flagstone fire pit patio & benches to sit.

This picture was taken right before Moose ran away with one of the chocolate bars.  

Thankfully we all ran after him & got it back before they were eaten.  

It may be Moose’s first & last experience with s’mores…the poor guy was quarantined to the house for the rest of the s’more party.

DIY : Stone Patio Fire Pit & Beam Benches

I hope this inspires you to build your own Stone Patio DIY Fire Pit Area & Wood Beam Bench!  

by Tara Lehman

DIY Fire Pit Area with Pea Gravel & Cobblestone Patio Makeover

Because this fire pit area needed wee whacking A LOT we gave our DIY Fire Pit Area a makeover with pea gravel & cobblestones. (see the DIY HERE)

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Comments

  1. I love reading about your house projects, kids, and of course Moose! Enjoy your summer! Our grandson (12) is here and he already announced that he would be building a bonfire tonight!!!

    1. Hi Deb, Yes our kids love the fire pit patio! Especially when there are s’mores:). Thanks so much for your sweet words and for taking the time to check out our stone patio and benches.

  2. Tara- I love this. Hoping to inspire John to make one. We make have to chat J up for some pointers on the stone pit. Looks amazing, as usual!

    1. Hey Susie!!! Thanks so much for checking out our new stone patio fire pit:). Hope you can talk John into it!!! Jason and I would be happy to help if you decide to make one!

  3. Y”all are sooo talanted and are just killing it! It looks amazing and it’s such a great bonus to have in the yard. You must be exhausted from all your hard work!

    1. Hey Karen! Thanks so much for stopping by to see our new patio:). We are definitely exhausted and our moving to inside projects,like painting (loved your new blue side table BTW:). Hope you have a good weekend and take care, Tara

  4. This is so beautiful! I love love love the wood benches. They’re awesome and it looks like the fire pit is so much fun. You nailed it! Coco

    1. CoCo, thanks so much for stopping by! I admire your style so much and I appreciate your sweet comments about our fire pit!!! Take care and have a great week!

  5. Visiting from Treasure hunt thursday. Love this outdoor room. It is so inviting. Just want to invite the friends and family over and cook up some smores.

    1. Brooke, Thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comments about our stone patio fire pit! Have a great weekend and take care!

  6. And now?
    I absolutely must have beam benches – these are just fabulous !
    I want to build a fire pit this summer – but now I need those surrounding it !
    xoxo
    ( pinning !)

    1. Suzan, thanks so much for your sweet comments about our benches and for stopping by again! Have a great weekend and take care!

  7. It’s perfect! What a grat outdoor space and I love the beams as benches…looks amazing!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

    1. Cindy, thank you so much for coming by to see my outdoor fire pit patio! Thank you for the feature at AMAZE ME MONDAY! That was incredibly sweet. Have a great week and take care!

  8. I love this! I love s’mores too… They are so much fun to make and so tasty as well! The benches next to the fire pit are such a clever idea. It looks like you’ll get a lot of use out of this! Congrats on your features!

    1. Angelina, thank you so much for visiting and for your sweet comments about my new stone patio fire pit! I just saw your pink peony table setting at Amaze Me Monday and it is just beautiful! Have a great week and take care!

  9. What a wonderful family gathering spot! Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Sharon thank you so much for the feature at Be Inspired and for visiting our stone patio fire pit!!! Have a great week and take care!

    1. Hi Carole, thank you so much for coming to see my stone patio fire pit and for your very sweet comments!!! Hope you have a great weekend and take care:)

  10. wow! I love this!! What a great idea to use the wood beams as seating. I will now be on the search for some to put around my fire pit. he he

    1. Kristyn, thanks so much for stopping by to see my stone patio fire pit and beam benches!!! Good luck finding some beams:) Have a great weekend and take care!

  11. Your fire pit looks amazing! I LOVE how it turned out. I’m featuring your backyard projects at the Talented Tuesday party tomorrow! I hope you’ll stop by and say hi!

    1. Hi Lindi, Thank you so much for your sweet comments and for stopping by! You are incredibly sweet to feature my stone patio fire pit! I will see you at Talented Tuesday tomorrow:)

    1. Kristi, Thanks so much for coming to see our stone patio fire pit and for having me at the party! I will definitely be at the next one:). Have a great week and take care!

  12. This is the dream, Tara! This patio and fire pit is perfect for family and all of those s’mores you are going to make together!

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