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

  1. Get an old unwanted Weber BBQ
  2. 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
  3. While you are there pick up some mesh
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
how to upcycle and old BBQ into a firepit
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!
Helen
xx

31 Comments

  1. Jude Henderson on June 5, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Camnkay Cam N Kay Henderson

  2. Jayne Davis on June 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I think I’d paint it all black for aesthetics……love the idea.

  3. Catherine Chivers on June 5, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    Ian Chivers bro can u make me one when ur renos are done? U0001f44cU0001f3fc

  4. JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick on June 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Issy Cotton you and Jet could do this……

  5. JoAnne Bouzianis-Sellick on June 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    Big Tom Brown check it out

  6. Netti Gray on June 5, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    Great idea! I already upcycled mine into a planter though U0001f60d

    • Helen Edwards on June 6, 2016 at 8:45 am

      great idea!

  7. Tori Brown on June 5, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    We should do this with my bbq Simon Yeomans

  8. Kathy Miller on June 5, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I’m surprised the direct heat isn’t too much . Pleasantly surprised

  9. Catherine Jane Karras on June 5, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Thought of you Jimmy Howard and Glenn Johns xx

  10. Mary Lochert on June 5, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    My firepit that i christened on Saturday

    • Helen Edwards on June 6, 2016 at 8:23 am

      love it!

  11. Corina Hoole on June 5, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Kyi do we still have the BBQ?

  12. Dixie Dean on June 6, 2016 at 11:41 am

    Look Lorraine Dean

  13. Rhonda Langford on June 6, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Kyle James Bawden Stella Smith cool

  14. Adrienne T Wimbush on June 6, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    We use the old stainless steel bowl of a washing machine.

  15. Carolyn West on June 6, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Scott Tread Dunlop is already on to it!

  16. Recycled Interiors on June 6, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    yes that is a great one too! Do you have pics?

  17. Julie Ip on June 6, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    Tony Moore familiar?

  18. Jenny Campbell on June 6, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    Would be nice in the courtyard x

  19. Jackie Smallcombe on June 6, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Ben Ben Coker Emily ‘Briggs’ Coker

  20. Adrienne T Wimbush on June 6, 2016 at 8:24 pm

    Somewhere! I’ll see if I can find one.

  21. Fraser Wood on June 6, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Steven Rothberg you need a 2nd webber!

  22. Raelene Cox on June 6, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Awesome idea Andrew BO Bowen

  23. Joan McCormack on June 7, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Here you are John McCormack a project for you haha

  24. Tony Powyer on June 7, 2016 at 8:17 am

    Would have been nice 2 years ago haha U0001f62c

  25. Lydia Marshall on June 7, 2016 at 8:36 am

    I could do with one of those, right now. lol.

  26. Joley Holliday on June 7, 2016 at 10:57 am

    Ben Money pretty cool idea

  27. Tracey Roberson on June 7, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    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???!!!! 🙂

  28. Beth Akister on June 7, 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Ive had 25 years to get used to Beth xx

  29. Tracey Roberson on June 7, 2016 at 5:39 pm

    I know!!! I think I am just too old to change hehehehehehehehe

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