Turn Your Washer Into a Firepit for $10

Finally, a real reason to set your washing machine on fire.

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Fact: a good-looking and functional firepit is expensive. Wasn't it not so long ago that a firepit only cost two sticks and rock?

However, Sarah and Joe over at House & Fig came up with a brilliant DIY project to revamp an old washing machine drum into the firepit of your dreams.

Better still, it's a great upcycling project. Upcycling is a form of recycling that elevates lesser materials into more useful ones. It saves you money and is good for the environment. Think about it this way: It would take less energy to turn a washing machine drum into a firepit than to melt it back down into steel.

And it's not even that hard to do!


First they found a washer drum like this:

Washer Drum
Joe and Sarah found theirs for only 10 bucks at a used appliance outlet.

Then they stripped all the plastic bits like so:

Sparks
With a little elbow grease and an angle grinder, all the bits that can't stand up to the heat of a fire are removed.

Then they welded on some legs, painted it black with high heat paint, and voilà! A post-modern firepit:

The Finished product
And here we go: the finished product.

Go to House & Fig for a beautifully photographed—and very detailed—step-by-step guide for the whole process.

For more DIY tips and tricks check out Reviewed Home or follow #DIYwednesday on Twitter.

All Images: House & Fig

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