How are we today?
My wife and I are doing some landscaping upgrades and have decided to install a permanant fire pit. I would like to do it in concrete and then stain it. I was thinking about doing it in the square bowl shape:
Dimension wise I am thinking 3' by 3' at the top and 2' by 2' at the bottom and a height of 2'. These are approximate measurements....
My questions is how thick does it have to be to support itself? I will probably end up making it thicker anyway for aesthetic purposes, but just curious. My other questions is reinforcement. I know a couple pieces of rebar into the ground and some mesh would be good practice, but are they required? Then I just have to spend a weekend making the inner and outer forms of plywood and 2 by 4s.
My only other though is to be sure I put a drain in the bottom so it does not turn into a bird bath. Anyone have any other thoughts?