Step One: stack stones in a ring. John did 10 around, 4 high. We already had sand underneath, so we didn't need to clear room or put anything down. If you don't have sand, laying gravel would be another good alternative.
Step Two: start a fire.
Step Three: enjoy.
Some additional shopping tips from the hubs:
- Don't pay more than $1 per stone. The cheaper ones are toward the back, often on the end cap.
- Grab a big cart!
- Instead of buying a fire pit rack, which will run upwards of $100, go to the barbecue section and get a grill rack from the accessory section. Find the widest one so it will reach all the way across the pit. They run $15-20.
- Don't forget to grab some firewood! $5 for a bundle at Home Depot. One full bundle will burn down to a good amount for grilling.