Natural Stacked Stone Fire PitsDesign ideas for stone fire rings
When you think back upon memories of campfires you usually envision a simple stone fire ring. Today, stone is still one of the most common fire pit construction materials. There are quite a few options when it comes to stone fire pits. A stone fire pit can be as simple and rustic as a circle of dry stacked stones, or as detailed as a custom pit faced with natural stone veneer and capped with slate.
You can get the look of stone one of two ways. First, the actual fire pit can be constructed of cut or tumbled stones mortared together. For this type of construction it is common to use fieldstone, river rock or cut blocks of sandstone or granite. Second, the fire pit can be constructed of concrete masonry blocks and then faced and capped with stone. Stone veneers made specifically for facing are available in natural and manufactured versions. Popular stones for capping a fire pit include slate and flagstone.