Make your own upcycled fire pit or barbecue

Transform the inner metal from a car wheel, washing machine, tumble drier or even an old gas canister into a completely unique fire pit or barbecue. Your experience host will first show you how to safely work with a variety of hand and power tools, including angle grinders, which you’ll use to make your garden creation. Scott will guide you through the process of creating your upcycled piece, sharing his many years of experience upcycling from all sorts of recycled materials.

At the end of the day you'll leave with your own custom fire pit or barbecue, along with the skills to make more upcycled metal creations at home.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £149

What people are saying

John Laker
May 2023

Scott Is a great teacher and I really enjoyed the Day and I'm very pleased with my finished firep...

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Mar 2022

My friend and I had such a fantastic day doing the upcycled firepit project. Scott was a great te...

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Harad Smith
Jan 2022

This was a gift for my partner, who had a great time doing this yesterday. Very pleased with the ...

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Neil Morris
Jul 2021

The reuse mindset is great. The host was a good teacher he observed , guided and supported when ...

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How to get there


  • Toilets
  • WiFi
  • Refreshments available
  • Parking

COVID-19 guidelines

Everyone will need to confirm fitness each day. Everyone will have their temperature taken at the beginning of each day. Hand washing will be compulsory at set times during the courses. Face masks will be compulsory during the specific parts of the course where you will be breathing heavily due to exertion. The remainder of the course we will have face shields available as an option to facemasks. Face shields will be provided. But please bring your own face mask.

On the day

You don't need any previous woodwork experience, just some enthusiasm! Please wear old clothes (or something that you don’t mind getting damaged or torn) and sensible, closed toe footwear. Work boots are recommended. Tea and coffee will be available throughout the day, but please bring along your own packed lunch.

Course Location courses will be at Scott's own workshop near the Bath and West show grounds (BA46QN)

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 30 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 30 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by


Max is the inspiration behind "Black Paw". He takes an active interest in all Black Paw experiences and can usually be found at lunchtimes, or indeed when any food is available to share.


Scott is Black Paw’s founder. After years of upcycling, he still loves to share his craft and has taught many people to upcycle safely in a number of different workshop experiences. Scott's aim is always that his guests not only leave with a finished creation, but also the knowledge to upcycle long after their experience is over.


Sue has 30 years of experience as a teacher as well as a passion for upcycling.
She particularly loves working with fabrics, interior design and can share lots of ideas for anyone wanting to make garden accessories.

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