Build a backyard fire pit by upcycling an old tractor tire rim

Tractor Rim Fire Pit

A fire pit made from a tractor tire rim is one of the easiest fire pit ideas that you can do in your yard!

All you have to do is find an old tractor tire rim in your local area and have the center cut out so that you only have the outer round metal.

Find a spot in your backyard where you can lay, bury or semi-bury the tractor rim. Make sure to add some bricks around to protect people from the hot metal while your tractor rim fire pit is in use. You can install the bricks with landscape adhesive for a more solid build.

Tractor Rim Fire Pit

Now if you want to make your tractor rim fire pit even safer, leave a gap between the tractor rim and your brick wall as you are building it. Fill that gap with crushed gravel and sand until it’s level with the top of your brick wall. The gravel and sand will absorb heat first and your brick wall should stay cool to touch even after hours of using the tractor rim fire pit!

Need inspiration? Have a look at our gallery of beautiful tractor rim fire pit ideas below to see how other DIY-ers built their own!

You’ll need these materials:

  • Old Tractor Tire Rim
  • Bricks/Big Rocks
  • Crushed Gravel and Sand
  • Landscape Adhesive

And these tools:

  • Shovel
  • Spirit Level

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Thanks to Tractor By Net for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here

 

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