I promised an update on how successful or unsuccessful the results of my fire pit construction project were. I am happy to announce that I finished its construction and it looks like this:
Lawn maintenance concerns aside, I'm pretty proud of what I created out of a pile of extra retaining wall bricks that have been lying around in my backyard for several years. Overhead cost for me: $0.
The most exciting news is that my wife and I enjoyed its inaugural late night fire within hours after completing it and there were no exploding rocks as I had previous feared. My wife and I don't have any holes anywhere about our bodies that we did not have prior to the lighting of the wood placed in the middle.
Hooray for safety!