The next big step of my family’s big backyard project is finished! Our DIY fireplace kit was bought locally from RCP Block and Brick. It came with great instructions and took my husband about 7 hours to assemble. Not too bad!
Mixing the cement for the fireplace footing.
Wet cement before it gets leveled.
The first stages of building. It’s like a puzzle, in the sense that there are 6 different sizes of block. Just followed the diagram and things went smoothly. Each level has masonry adhesive as well.
We are very happy with our finished Semplice fireplace! Now there’s just pavers to lay and an outdoor structure left!
A great spot for future s’more making, evening talks and family get-togethers. Success!
Another masterpiece 🙂
Looking forward to watching movies this summer outside with the fireplace and the other great ideas that you will be incorporating in the near future.
You can scope the progress in person on Sunday 🙂 Think about what family movie you’d like to watch this summer!
Looks Great!! You are going to have so much fun using this new Fireplace. Job well done!
You will be our first s’mores guests! Aaron’s going to try to do the pavers this weekend.
OMG, Jess, it looks GREAT. Aaron did a great job, what a fun puzzle to put together! And just in time for summer!
Thanks, Kathy! It was quite the undertaking but considering, not too bad! (Of course, I wasn’t doing the heavy lifting). We have been aiming for an early summer completion 🙂
We are a little late to the party, but just came across your project blog. Just wanted to say that it looks awesome! And we are so happy that installation went relatively quick and easy. Hope you and your family are enjoying your Semplice Fireplace!
We love our fireplace/pergola area. It’s the centerpiece of our backyard and has created many wonderful family memories.