Summary: It’s not difficult to transform your unused fire pit into a functionable table/stool with DIY fire pit covers. You just need the right tools for the job.
Homeowners often want to install a table beside their fireplace and dine outside and revel in the backyard. If you don’t want to purchase new furniture or don’t have the space for it, you can always make a fire pit cover and implement it as a table. A DIY firepit cover is very easy to make and you’ll love the end result.
- First, you head to the home depot to get some plywood. The firepit table needs to have a smooth surface.
- If you like the idea of planks, you must get premium plywood. You can easily get numerous boards and glue.
- Use pocket screws for putting them together. Its sole benefit is that it makes the table look bigger and the plywood can stretch to 48 inches.
- Cut a birch plywood of approximate ¾ inches in thickness. A home depot technician cutting the wood at the outlet can be a game changer.
- You can easily put it into the car when you cut it. Get some pieces to hold underneath the table.
If you have a big firepit, you need to use the entire 48 inches and place the same onto the surface and cut it.
Start with the correct materials
A 46.5 round firepit is pretty to be honest. To make the right fire pit covers, you need the materials. You need six 1*6 boards. Each board must be eight inches long. You can use cedar or pine. You need two 1*8 boards. Each board must be six inches long. Choose cedar or pine. The outdoor deck screws must be 11/4 inches.
Use wood glue, 220 grit sandpaper, miter saw, outdoor paint or stain, jigsaw, orbital sander, impact driver or drill, and pencil and tape measure. You will also require string, nail, and hammer.
- In step 1, cut all the boards in half. Align them in a perpendicular arrangement. In addition to creating a heavy cover, it also creates an extremely strong hold. Measure the board’s center and mark it with a circle.
- Take care of the knots’ location while doing this. Keep in mind that the side facing up will eventually become the cover’s bottom.
- In the second step, tap a strong nail part segment into the wood. This is where you made your center mark. Don’t forget to tie a strong string to the main nail.
Some other pathways
If you’ve Cyprus wood, the volume of wood will depend on your fire pit’s size. You need wood screws, paint, semi-transparent stain, sanding sheets, and 3M ultra-flexible sponges and sheets. The other materials are checkers, duct tape, painters’ tape, and unfinished, round circles of wood or mason jar lids.
Cut your wood into proper pieces in compliance with the firepit’s measurement. Make sure it makes a big square with ample room that covers the opening. If you want a very simple method, just put wood glue in between every clamp and plank for holding them tight till the concerned glue dries up.