Recycling an old propane tank and turning it into a fire pit is a gem of an idea.
Recycling an old propane tank and turning it into a fire pit is a gem of an idea.

I know of several families who love nature and outdoor trips. It doesn’t matter how short or long the travel is. They just want to get out of town for a day or two. These families are those who also own a number of portable stuff – handy, practical, and useful.

This project is practical and useful, perfect for those who love the outdoors.
This project is practical and useful, perfect for those who love the outdoors.

What surprised me, though, was a photo of their portable fire pit. It looked like a van of some sort. It caught my attention because it was made out of an empty propane tank. The owner said it’s really useful even if it wasn’t really tough work.

If you have an empty propane tank, you can use it to make a VW fire pit. Before you start, make sure that the tank is completely empty. Just to be sure, ask a professional to do it for you. It’s very dangerous work to be left in the hands of a non-professional. As with all DIY projects, safety first.

Materials:

  • Empty propane tank
  • Stainless steel rod
  • Perforated stainless steel
  • Rolled steel

Tools:

  • Welding machine
  • Plasma cutter

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Thanks to Jeremy Cook for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here…