Items required :
1 Recycled Washing Machine Drum (used appliance store for $10)
Angle grinder (optional)
Cup wire brush, Cut-off wheel, and Flap-wheel sanding disc (for grinder, also optional)
Safety Glasses (unless you prefer braille)
Angle-stock and Flat-stock steel (optional)
High heat black paint (optional)
Step 1: Strip the drum. Remove all plastic bits including plastic rim (right) and plastic base (left). Clean off any gunk.
Step 2: Remove center spindle. This is optional.
Step 3: Cut off metal lip. Again, this is optional but makes the top look a little more clean.
Detail of removing the top lip. It’s pretty rough when you take it off but then you can grind it down with the flapper-wheel.
Step 4: Smooth out the top lip, any metal burrs, or jagged edges.
Step 5: The wire brush will make quick work of removing years of soap scum.
Step 6: Fab some steel legs and weld them to the base so it will be off the ground just a bit. This is also optional. Those little square tabs are added so it doesn’t sink in the ground.
Step 7: Paint your firepit. Be sure to use high-heat paint. Black matte is a good choice.
Step 8: Break out the homebrew, invite neighbors to come over and get their asses kicked at Washers, and crank them tunes up!