Turn an Old Washing Machine into a Backyard Fire Pit

Preparing the durm.

I know what's coming next, and yet the title of this post STILL sounds improbable. But with Dr. Qui's Instructable, it's not only probable, it's totally do-able.

Here are the materials the maker used:

  • Stainless steel washing machine drum.
  • 1" galvanized tube (scavenged from an old farm gate),  20 x 6mm flat steel could also be used.
  • The rim from an old bike wheel.
  • M6 nuts, bolts and washers.
  • Self taping screws.

The doctor also says that if we can't find a front load washer to use, a tumble dryer will do the trick too. Here's a link to the tute.

And now for the outcome:

Job Done. I love it when a plan comes together!
Job Done. I love it when a plan comes together!

If this re-use/re-cycle project inspires you, you'll want to snag a copy Curbly's Make It! Secondhand Chic, which contains fourteen how-to projects will show you how to make a Filing Cabinet Kitchen Cart, an Ever-Changing Side Table, a Suitcase Night Stand, a Platform Doggy Bed, and much more!

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