I wanted 2 column gas fire pits for my back patio but who knew that column gas fire pits were so expensive?! I didn’t know that I would be looking at fire pits in the $300-400 range for the size that I wanted.
My uncle got me a subscription to Family Handyman for Christmas and their May 2019 Magazine had plans for a nice block fire pit that you could make “in 1 day!” This fire pit was more square than I wanted and used a 20# propane tank, which was much bigger than I wanted. I want a fire pit that is easily moveable since my patio is so small I would like to tuck these fire pits out of the way when I’m not using them.
I thought if Family Handyman can make this fire pit then HOW HARD CAN IT BE?! I’M GOING TO MAKE MY OWN!
Thanks for the subscription, Uncle, It’s not like I didn’t have enough projects already!
I have a vertical garden in my back patio & during the growing season it does pretty well. Unless I’m out of town. It always suffers greatly when I’m gone even 3-4 days . The hot sun dries them out. This year I decided I would add a drip irrigation system. Not only would it help with keeping the plants happy while gone but drip irrigation systems also help conserve water.
My video below describes my plan
What I bought to create my drip irrigation system:
I’ve had this set of coffee mugs since 2008. They came with my first “grown up” plate set I ever bought back when I bought my first house. I never use them because I prefer to use my designer Starbucks coffee mugs but I’ve kept them around for 11 years because I like their color but there’s probably some sentimental reasons behind that too.
There’s something strangely therapeutic in breaking something…on purpose.