9| Build stone veneer.
Using the wall stones, build the outside walls leveling them as you go with mortar below, between and on the sides of the stone. Leave enough room at the top to add capstones. Clean the excess mortar with water, a wire brush and a sponge. (Figure 5)
10| Add capstones.
Cut or trim your capstone pieces, and dry fit them around the firepit. Set and level each piece with mortar both under and between the stone to keep water from penetrating the surface. Let the mortar cure for several days before using your new firepit. Add a patio around the firepit to make the area more inviting.
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