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It started with an old drum from the inside of a dryer

Ellenboro, NC(Zone 7a)

I have been wanting a fire pit on my property for some time. When my husband tore apart our old dryer for salvage he asked me if there was anything that I could reuse. I knew immediately what to do with the drum. First I soda blasted it down to the metal. Then I applied high heat paint - flat black inside and copper gloss on the outside. Next I determined where I wanted to place it. We had a stone wall that needed to be finished on the top tier so I marked out a spot to place the drum. I dug down into the ground about 6 inches so the whole drum wasn't sticking out of the ground. Then it was just gathering stone from our property, which is pretty easy because we live on a mountain with all kinds of rock. That's about it, we burnt a fire last night and it was perfect. Total cost besides man-power was about $16-20 for the spray paint.

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Lorena, TX

who woulda thunk it.......good job.....enjoy!!!

Union Grove, WI(Zone 5b)

Very cool!

Phoenix, AZ

Great recycle!

Salem Cnty, NJ(Zone 7b)


(Linda Kay) Del Rio, TX(Zone 9a)

Great job! What a nice idea!

Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX(Zone 8b)

the inside of a washer will work great too .. they are used a lot for firepits here in East Texas

Ellenboro, NC(Zone 7a)

@ deni...and here I thought I had a unique idea! I like the idea of the dryer drum because I'm assuming it was made to withstand a bit of heat (although probably not full fledged flames,which is why I applied the high heat paint). Thanks for sharing.

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