Firepits are great projects to kickoff your welding career as well as add some style and functionality to an outdoor space.

Outdoor firepits typically have larger parts with straight simple weld movements making it a project that can be done in just a few hours.

Cost of welding your own firepit is inexpensive as well as you can use scrap metal leftover from previous projects. As long as it is strong enough to withstand the high heat of the fire pit you'll be roasting marshmallows around your campfire in no time.

Most of these projects below will work great with a MIG welder. An angle grinder will also be helpful if you have one to smooth out surfaces and clean up any welds.

Let's get those creative juices going. Here are a few of our favorite designs for firepits of all shapes, sizes, and complexity.

Easy Firepit Project

Fire pits are great additions to your backyard or garden. You can use them to sit around the campfire, roast marshmallows or throw in some lava rocks for a more modern fire.

The great part about a firepit project like this is it can work for both beginner or advanced welders. Start with a basic design and go from there you can make it as small or large as you would like. Want to make even more custom, add your own style with additional design work for those feeling a little more confident.

Overall, this is an easy DIY project that requires basic knowledge of MIG welding. The materials cost around $25 for a basic design and the entire project should take less than two hours to complete.

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Outdoor Fireplace

It's a DIY fireplace made and design by Tim Carlielle and showcased on his YouTube channel.

The purpose of this is to show how to create an outdoor fireplace with a detailed plan for beginners and also for the people who love an outdoor fireplace.

The chimney design to keep smoke away is probably my favorite feature.

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Yard Cup Holders

Need an accent piece for your firepit? How about a cupholder?

DIY welding projects making yard cup holders created with a Hobart Welder

Combination of steel rod and horseshoe, (horseshoe welding projects are great for beginners as low cost) great for the outside party to hold your cup. Also, the video tutorial for beginners to create the cup holders makes it easy to follow along for beginners.

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Mini Fire Pit

Because of its small size, this compact fire pit is ideal for persons who enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking and mountaineering.

The purpose of this project is to make things easier for you, especially outdoor activities, where it might be hard to find a suitable cooking location, especially in the mountains. Also, this mini fire pit can be used to warm up your body when it's cold outside.

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Stove Wood Burner

This wood burner is amazing! It was made to burn offcuts or waste goods from carpentry businesses to give a free and efficient source of heat for your shed or workshop. An environmentally friendly stove that decreases waste and lowers energy costs.

Burns wood chips, sawdust, pellets, and shavings as well. You could use it as a stove or outdoor firepit as well.


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If you're like most people, you love to spend time outside on the weekends and on summer evenings having a few drinks and talking with friends. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, nothing is more popular than a fire pit. A fire pit adds ambiance and warmth to any outdoor space — whether it's on your patio or in your backyard.