A few years ago I saw a DIY fire pit from an excised washer drum, which planted a seed. Fast-forward to a week ago, when we received our new washer: DIY time!

It was a beast getting that damn drum out – we’re talking angle grinders and sledge hammers – but once free, I cleaned it up, and dropped it in. The old rusted out fire pit turned out to only be a percentage of an inch wider than the new, meaning two minutes of brick rearrangement and it looked intentional!