9 DIY Gas Fire Pit Projects and Ideas

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Start your summer off right with the inspiration and DIY gas fire pit plans below. There are many different ways that you can build a gas fire pit from using simple pavers to creating a visually stunning cement or tiled-base pit.

Take a look below at some of great DIY gas fire pits that you can build, allowing you to enjoy warm summer evenings outdoors with friends or keep yourself warm around a fire in other seasons.

Basic Gas Fire Pits

If you are looking for ​how to build your own gas fire pit that you can put together in a day, then these basic projects are perfect. The bases are made from cement pavers and the gas hookup instructions are easy to follow.

Fire pit in flames

1. The 10 Step Gas Fire Pit

This is the perfect fire pit DIY project for beginners that are looking for a very basic design. The 10 step tutorial has been broken down into easy to follow steps that will guide you on how to create a really nice and basic circle gas fire pit.

Stone fireplace

Along with the easy to follow steps, there is also a concise materials list of everything you will need. For this project, it is projected to take you about 3 hours to build from start to finish.

Take a look at the plans here: www.outdoorrooms.com

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2. Match Light Gas Pit

This type of gas fire pit is a simple one that does not have any specific temperature or level controls. Instead you will turn the gas on and use a lighter to ignite the burner. You can of course adjust how much of the gas is turned on in order to create a higher or lower flame.

Man in blue sits by a firepit

We love this DIY guide because it includes a very helpful video showing you the basics of how to build this firepit as well as what materials you will need as well as helping you price some of the gas fire components.

Check out the tutorial here: www.firepitsdirect.com

3. Detailed Gas Fire Enclosure

This build your own fire pit DIY plan is one not to skip. This is thanks to the highly detailed plans as well as the well rounded discussion of different factors you should be thinking about when it comes to building your own gas pit.

Stone fireplace in the patio

There is also a list of the supplies that you will need to complete this project as well as some good information to help answer any and all questions that you may have during the building process.

Find out more about this DIY project here: www.dengarden.com

4. Round Propane Pit

This featured DIY gas fire pit is actually a “how-to” in modifying a charcoal or empty pit into one that utilizes propane. If you already have a functioning fire pit at your home, then this is the DIY project you will want to take a look at to see how you can convert your current enclosure into one that runs on gas.

Metal fire pit

This easy to follow project contains plenty of pictures and easy instructions. It also shows the finished product so that you get good visual for each step along the way.

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Start converting your fire pit with these instructions: www.instructables.com

Gas Fire Pits with Glass

Fire glass is a popular gas fire pit filling substance because it increases the fires’ vibrancy, color and reflection. Fire glass is also known to create a hotter overall fire since it radiates the heat.

Tempered fire glass is safe to handle (just as long as it’s cool) and does not have any risk of breaking or exploding due to high levels of heat as normal glass would.

If you’re looking to up the look and feel on your outdoor patio this summer, these might be the type of pits to pay attention to.

5. Simple Glass Fire Enclosure

This rectangle outdoor fire pit is build from simple materials such as wood planks, drywall ​and some decorative tiling. The body of the firepit is left hollow and the gas burner is contained within the countertop of the fire pit.

Small gas fire pit

This gas pit DIY build is a little more involved than just setting pavers around in a circle. This more higher scale finished product demands that you put in a little more effort and various materials into the creation of this fire pit, but in the end you have a very chic and eye catching addition for your backyard.  

If you have an outdoor bar when you enjoy wine with friends, this project is a classy addition.

Find your next build here: www.modernrustic.com

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6. Concrete Gas Pit

If you are planning on building a sturdy gas fire pit, then why not make it out of concrete. This awesome DIY gas fire pit tutorial shows a you how to pour and put together an entire rectangle gas fire pit that is made out of concrete.

Natural gas fire pit

The end result is a very heavy piece that looks very sleek and will last for years. What we really liked about this tutorial is the comment section at the bottom.

It shows that many users have made this exact fire pit or a variation of it with a concrete slab top and a stone body. There are so many variations to inspire you to find the best fire pit design for your home.

If you host a lot of different holidays and events in your backyard, then this is a great addition to your patio.

Take a look at this great project here: www.diypete.com

7. DIY Natural Gas Pit for Fire

We love the visual diagrams on this DIY gas fire pit – they are great for showing you a 3D plan of what your newly designed pit should look like from the inside out.

Group of chairs surrounding a fire pit

They also break down each piece that you will be using in the project. And, they talk about the different options you can choose from as you are building it.

Check out this tutorial here: www.starfiredirect.com

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Specialty Gas Fire Pits

These gas fire pit DIY projects are a little non-traditional, which is why we had to add them to the list. Why opt for a simple project when you can really wow your friends and family with a more sophisticated creation.

8. Portable Pit

You can’t take it with you when you go, or can you? For starters, this really great DIY gas pit and is surprisingly easy to make. The base is an XXL flower pot that holds a propane gas tank while the top utilizes a pizza pan to hold the burner and fire glass.Talk about DIY!

Decorative fire pit

We love this gas fire pit because you are able to move it around easily (you can’t do that with the full body concrete one listed above). This allows it to fit in different areas of your home or take it with you on the road if you like to camp.

Get the Plans here: www.fresnobee.com

9. Convert A Simple Pit to Gas

If you already have the bare bones of a fire pit created, but you are looking for a way to convert it into a gas fire pit, then this is the project that you have been searching for.

Large fire pit

The easy to follow steps show you how to DIY your simple fire pit into a nice gas fire pit by showing you where you need to create the access and gas controls as well as helping you find out the right gas burner to use.

Start converting your fire pit with these plans: www.firepitsdirect.com

Light My Fire

These DIY gas fire pits are a beautiful addition to any outdoor space. Building a DIY gas fire pit should only take you a day or two at the most, so that you can start enjoying the warm summer evenings gathered around a nice fire with your friends and family.

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