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Making A Concrete FIRE PIT From a Washing Machine Drum

Adding a DIY fire pit to your backyard is an excellent way to keep the fun going long after dark.The whole idea here is to make a fire pit on the cheap, so there’s no sense in forking over lots of cash on a new or even used washer.

source/image: DIY Creators

Instead, hit up Craigslist and try to find one that somebody’s just trying to get rid of. Washing machine drum is stainless steel and holds up against high heat, and the slotted housing allows for the free flow of the oxygen that a fire needs to burn efficiently.

This is the perfect DIY project to help you make one without spending a bunch of money. All you need is an old washing machine drum and a little bit of elbow grease.


The most important thing you’ll need is high-heat paint, so it doesn’t flake off when you light the fire pit. No one would ever guess your fire pit used to be part of a washing machine. Watch the video above from DIY Creators for full instructions.

Tools Used

  • Mini circular saw
  • Trim Router
  • 2 in 1 Jig Saw
  • 2 in 1 Drill

Materials Used

  • ½ sheet of 3/4in melamine
  • (4) Rapid Set Concrete Flow Control
  • (4) Rapid Set Concrete mix
  • (8) Rapid Set Cement all