Pick your location
Your fire pit needs to sit on a sturdy level base. Once you have identified your location remove any sod with your shovel.
Make sure ground is level
Using your carpenter's level make sure the ground is level. If not level use your shovel to remove more sod until level.
Place gravel for your fire pit to sit on
Place a thin layer of gravel for the fire pit to sit on. Again, use your carpenter’s level to be sure it is level. Adjust with more or less gravel.
Build base for fire pit
Make a ring out of twelve masonry blocks. Stagger the blocks on the next row and continue until you have three levels.
Place your fire bowl inside the blocks
Place the fire pit insert inside the top row of blocks using the lip to hold it in place.