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- June 10, 2015 at 9:16 pm #357639
Were I to attempt to build the hexagonal porch swing fire pit, are there any blueprints available to me? What are the exact placement and positions of the vertical posts, in relation to what size fire pit can fit inside the structure safely? A step by step guide to erecting this structure, perhaps?
- June 10, 2015 at 11:13 pm #461479@Schuster 828532 wrote:Were I to attempt to build the hexagonal porch swing fire pit, are there any blueprints available to me? What are the exact placement and positions of the vertical posts, in relation to what size fire pit can fit inside the structure safely? A step by step guide to erecting this structure, perhaps?
6″x6″x10′ posts (pressure treated) Qty 6.
6″x6″x8′ beams (pressure treated) Qty 6.
2’x6″x8′ for top braces. (pressure treated) Qty 6.
1/2×8″ galvanized lag bolts (something to hold beams to the posts.)Qty 24
1/2″ galvanized washers. Qty 24.
4″ deck screws (screw the beams to each other) Qty 24
3″ deck screws (screw braces to beams) Qty 24
You’ll probably want a few extra 2x4x8’s to brace things together long enough for you to screw them.
Few Bags of Concrete to set the posts.
Paver base for drainage under the posts. Qty: 6
A 4 foot long piece of rope to mark off the center point & keep from placing everything too close
Swings- you can buy these online. (along with the eye bolts/washers,etc)
Make your starting hexagon frame with the beams. Set your saw blade at a 30° angle (basically your beams will be 7′ 11″ each with 30° angle cuts that fit together. They’ll be about 15′ 10″ across (aka a hexagon).
Set the posts, use where your beams conjoined for exact measurements. Install the beam (that’d be the top) and then level it all up.
The fire pit itself can be a basic pit, you can dig a hole and line it with firebricks, it really depends on how much you want to spend on it all.
Image Credit to Chenago Dave
in case you’re wondering about the firepit, it’s just a $200 Kit from Lowes. Here are the instructions for how to install the firepit.
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- June 18, 2015 at 11:35 pm #461575
I would love to make this. It’s a fantastic idea. I’m glad I found this site
- July 30, 2015 at 4:57 pm #461811
We bought a fire pit, and it barely produces flames or heat! Thanks for post
- October 27, 2015 at 5:22 am #462386
I got a fire pit.! its awesome
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