A good rule is to provide at least 7 feet of space around all outer edges of a fire pit, which will allow for plenty of room for chairs or other furniture and space for people to walk comfortably.
How far should a bench be from a firepit?
A basic rule of thumb for fireside seating is to include at least seven feet of space around the edge of a fire pit. This provides ample room for the furniture itself, as well as for guest movement around the benches.
What is the best base for a fire pit?
Hard rocks like granite, marble, or slate are much denser, and therefore less likely to absorb water and explode when exposed to heat. Other rocks that are safe to use around and in your fire pit include fire-rate brick, lava glass, lava rocks, and poured concrete.
What should I put around my fire pit?
Cover the landscape fabric or plastic with a non-flammable material of your choice, such as river rocks, gravel, brick or stone pavers. If you use stone pavers, spread silica sand on top of them, and use a broom to push the sand into the cracks between the pavers to help hold the pavers securely in place.