Who doesn't like a campfire?

Discussion in 'DIY Archery & Hunting Projects' started by Chenango Dave, May 27, 2013.

  1. zweebs

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    cost???

    Dave, do you remember about how much this cost you? I'm more curious about just the lumber and screws aspect of the project, about to build one this coming summer and want to build a budget! thanks Dave for the inspiration! I'll post pics when I'm done
     
  2. Jimolsson7

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    I built mine for $1600 including machine rentals to drill holes and anchor the posts, benches, stain and the blocks for the fire pit. Each upright post was set in 200 lbs of concrete.


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    A couple of years ago we re-did our fire pit by making a brick patio about 10x20. It was a lot of working getting the ground level and flat but now that it is done it is really nice! too bad I'm not done with school yet or I would post a picture of it.
     
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    What a great idea. Around here that would go great with a beer tap. We would call it the lying pit.
     
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    We are to the staining stage. Can you tell me. What color and kind of stain was used. Love this can't wait to use it. Thanks for posting, my husband was especially happy I saw this on Pinterest......
     
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    Love, Love, Love this!!!! I have seen this photo many times and I am glad to know where it came from now...We are planning on building a new house soon and this is going to be a must!!
     
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    Uh your missing cup holders for the coldies

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    Sweet swingers!
     
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    Question about this

    Dave I am having a mental fart, what angle is each of those 4X4 at the top cut to?
     
  10. Chenango Dave

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    I never measured the angle - I just put 2 scrap pieces up there and marked them and cut them until the angle was right. I would guess they would be 60 degrees though. 60 degrees times 6 sides will give you 360 degrees. I'm just guessing on how that works out though, thats why I used scrap pieces. .
     
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    Hi, I love this! Did you leave the Sacreete dry? The pictures look like you didn't add water. Thanks!
     
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    Would they not be 30 degrees each to form 6- 60 degree angles? (12 even cuts time 30 degrees=360) Great job... not sure how I missed this before.

    I was thinking the fire pit could also double as a smoker with a box of some sort that just sits over it. Of course, it would be removed when not is use.
     
  13. Chenango Dave

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    We dug the holes lower than the stream level so every hole had water in it. We just added the sacreete to it and backfilled them. Didn't mix if at all.
     
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    Dave,

    Awesome idea. How have your swings held up? Would you recommend ordering swings from Louisiana Cypress Swings and Things? Thanks for the advice!
     
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    Wow man, now that's the kind of stuff anyone would love to build. You did a great job on that.
     
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    They've held up very well. I would order from them again.
     
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    I can't count the number of times I have seen this pop up on facebook. At least some are giving credit where it is due.

    Amazing how much this has traveled. Dave should have patented it :lol:

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    Awesome, now come over here & do it again. lol
     
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    Removable tarp / roof?

    It might be easy to add a removable roof too to help with rain/snow, etc. especially since I live in Alaska, that might be something to look into for some people.
     
  20. ArcheryGirl

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    That looks awesome! Looks like you gonna make a lot of great memories there.
     
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