|The idea is born from a picture in a
||The finish coat is white portland cement
and white sand. I added a little black color to
tone the white down a little.
|Block is laid for the seat.
||I got 1 -1/2 inch channel iron cut to
length with a chop saw. Bricks are used to extend
the ledge for the seat.
|A drainage system was thought about first, instead of
||Weeps are left in the block joints.
|Curved back is made with bricks. A pot
shelf is made with iron and lath.
||Plastic is cut to put under the
lath. This will prevent mortar from dripping into the
|The seat is filled in and straightened.
||Applying the finish to the fire pit.
|TOP LEFT: A
view of the armrest which has plenty of room for food and
Note how the back is bonded to the stone wall.
An arrow shows the weep hole allowing water
ABOVE: Weep hole.
Even the fire pit had weep holes.
If it wasn't for these weep holes, the
pit would fill with water every time it rains.
The weeps are put in the downhill side.
The pit will have a gas log, and be filled with rocks to near the surface.