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What are some ideas for a DIY outdoor fireplace?

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Ideas for DIY outdoor fireplaces include stacked stone, sunken fire pit, masonry and portable cement. Homeowners create traditional stacked stone fireplaces from bricks, while manufactured stone present a modern style.

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Sunken fire pits do not block scenic views. Also, since they are below ground, flames or embers are less likely to reach high enough to set nearby combustibles on fire. Some companies offer masonry fireplaces in pre-engineered kits. The designers have already determined safe and effective angles and dimensions, so the homeowner just has to erect the structure.

Individuals create basic fireplaces by stacking masonry blocks and using recycled grill racks. If builders do not use mortar, they are able to move the fireplaces if needed.

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