Flander's Lane, Washington Maine

Flander's Lane is named after my grandfather, Roland Flanders. It is a short dirt road with a few camps set on Washington Pond. There are tales that Flander's Lane is haunted. At least that's what my grandfather says.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Fire Pit

Building a Fire PitThere are a ton of cement blocks here, so I decided to dig a huge hole and line it with the blocks to make a nice fire pit to cook on. I didn't want it to look ugly, so as I dug up rocks, I just used them to decorate the outside of the fire pit. That way it looks a lot more natural than the cement blocks. On the side that faces the lake, I have the blocks set so that the holes allow the breeze to come through to feed the fire air. Plus when the grate is on top cooking, it's easy to slip wood through the cement blocks to feed the fire.

There are so many blocks that I intend to terrace the hill a bit so that there is a cement patio to stand on, and make the whole thing a lot more spark proof. I have many years working at summer camps learning first hand from local fire chiefs how to set up a proper out door fire pit, so it's great to have the resources to build one here. Now I have to get some cast iron cookware so I can cook outside in style.


At October 3, 2008 9:46 PM , Blogger Sue said...

What a nice idea to use the cement blocks for structure and dress it up with stones. I was looking for rustic-looking, yet effective firepit ideas for my farmhouse. Thanks!


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