- Pick a spot for your fire pit, at least 10 feet away from the house and any other combustible materials.
- Excavate the ground with a shovel, making a hole for the rock barbecue pit at least 6 inches deep. It is important to have the barbecue pit partially underground, as it provides added safety.
- Spread gravel on the bottom of the barbecue pit. Gravel is a non-flammable material.
- Place landscaping rocks (or fire bricks) around the barbecue pit. Once you've placed rocks around the entire pit, add another set of rocks. A higher wall provides even more safety.
- Place a large grill rack on top of the barbecue pit. The grill rack should be at least 2 inches larger than the circumference of the barbecue pit, so it rests comfortably on top of the rocks.
Things You Will Need
- Landscaping or large fire rocks
- Large circular grill rack
- You can use either charcoal or hardwood in a barbecue pit.