The new outdoor fireplace and pergola area has utilized the back of our yard so well. It feels like we have added more square footage to our home with a new entertaining/dining/gathering spot. Although we don’t get much rain, I wanted to have a place for the firewood that could hold enough wood for a few fires, and was covered from the elements. We had some left over block from the fireplace construction, which my husband used to creatively build a 32″ x 32″ spot for the wood just to the right of the fireplace. After seeing it’s size, I thought about how nice it would be to have it serve a dual purpose in the space: firewood enclosure and stylish table. I was able to find a granite remnant at a local marble and tile fabricator to serve as the top of my new table. Most of the remnants were unfinished on the sides and of course all different sizes, which meant that I’d have to pay for the granite and the labor to cut and finished the sides. I did happen to find a 3′ x 3′ (the perfect size!) completely finished piece of granite called “Santa Cecilia”. Is was just $100, which I think is quite the deal for my new table to hold cold drinks in the summer, hot chocolate in the fall and winter and the occasional s’more spread. Oh, and keep the firewood covered and dry, too.
I bought a half inch thick piece of plywood for underneath the granite to provide it with support. It will be adhered to the granite with epoxy.