So i am finally doing a back yard up date!!! So sorry i am so behind just between pregnancy baby and then of course hunting season its just taken a little longer! We are still not done but we are getting there. We still have a lot of plants to buy! If you go back to my old post you can see how much further we have gotten.
We did everything our self in the back yard. So when it came to the deck and fire pit of course Adam was going to do it. We decided to do a gas fire pit. I did not want wood because i hate smelling like smoke all the time. High maintenance i know! So what we needed up doing was cement blocks and stacked them. Adam did one layer of blocks withe these Concrete blocks then the rest in Concrete bricks It was actually really easy and only ended up costing $55. You can see we got Concrete Pier blocks for the bottom of the deck so we did not have to pour the concrete our self.
Then i found a gas fire pit kit on Amazon. It cost $190 for the kit. We went with the 18in fire ring. Then i went to home depot and bough lava rocks for about $3.50 a bag i needed 4 bags. Then i got a propane tank at home depot for $50. You guys people were telling us we would not get a good fire with just propane and we needed a direct gas line from the house for it to be good. That is so false this thing puts off a really big flame we turn it way way down. It is perfect you don’t need to run a direct line.
The Deck is out of red wood. Then we did a clear stain on it. One tip though. we did not stain our deck for about a week and a half. It caused the sun and rain to change the color of the wood. When ever you do a deck stain and seal the deck right away.
Adam also made the 2 benches you see. Then i found those chairs on ksl. I got them with a table and resold the table then only needed up paying $25 for all 4 chairs!!! How awesome is that. Hope this helps you on your out door project.