How To Make An Upcycled BBQ Fire Pit
The weather has definitely turned to winter across most of Australia. It has been very cold and very wet in Adelaide. It makes you think of warm rugs, soaking hot baths and fires! Do you have an outdoor area you would love to warm with a fire pit?
They can be brilliant for toasting marshmallows, cooking your own damper and warming your fingers and toes on a crisp winter evening in the garden. Wendi shared this upcycling project on our Facebook page a while ago and it went a little crazy with the shares. It has just had a resurgence – so for those who missed it, I thought I would share what her clever hubby did to turn this old Weber Barbecue into a fire pit – perfect for this chilly weather, so you can make it yourself!
Wendi says her hubby is a bit of a clever clogs but he downplays it, and says anyone can pick one up off hard rubbish and play around with it – so he is generously sharing how he upcycled this old BBQ into a great firepit that can be moved around the yard and turned back into a BBQ should you so desire.
How to make the fire pit
- Get an old unwanted Weber BBQ
- Go to the salvage yards, or contact a local winery, or even look in a local hardware store – and get the bands off a wine barrel
- While you are there pick up some mesh
- Shape the mesh so that it fits onto the brackets inside the base of the Webber and use 1 inch L brackets on the top band to hold the lid.
- The beauty is, it all lifts out to revert to a Weber if you so desire!
Wendi says her hubby wanted something that he could move off the grass to mow, and to move anywhere they were sitting, to keep warm and toasty. Please check your local regulations for what fuel is acceptable to burn.
Easy peasy! So do you have an old Weber Bbq lying around you could make this with? We would love to see your projects so please share!
Camnkay Cam N Kay Henderson
I think I’d paint it all black for aesthetics……love the idea.
Ian Chivers bro can u make me one when ur renos are done? U0001f44cU0001f3fc
Issy Cotton you and Jet could do this……
Big Tom Brown check it out
Great idea! I already upcycled mine into a planter though U0001f60d
We should do this with my bbq Simon Yeomans
I’m surprised the direct heat isn’t too much . Pleasantly surprised
Thought of you Jimmy Howard and Glenn Johns xx
My firepit that i christened on Saturday
Kyi do we still have the BBQ?
Look Lorraine Dean
Kyle James Bawden Stella Smith cool
We use the old stainless steel bowl of a washing machine.
Scott Tread Dunlop is already on to it!
yes that is a great one too! Do you have pics?
Tony Moore familiar?
Would be nice in the courtyard x
Ben Ben Coker Emily ‘Briggs’ Coker
Somewhere! I’ll see if I can find one.
Steven Rothberg you need a 2nd webber!
Awesome idea Andrew BO Bowen
Here you are John McCormack a project for you haha
Would have been nice 2 years ago haha U0001f62c
I could do with one of those, right now. lol.
Ben Money pretty cool idea
Beth Akister, why do I always think of you when I see this stuff?? 🙂 and why is it still so weird for me to call you Beth and not Lizzie???!!!! 🙂
Ive had 25 years to get used to Beth xx
I know!!! I think I am just too old to change hehehehehehehehe