An outdoor fire pit will become the focal point of any summertime outdoor party. There is something special about sitting around a fire on a warm summer evening. It really has nothing to do with the warmth either. It goes deeper than that.
Backyard fire pits are available commercially and come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some ideas that will make your backyard more of a hit than it already is this summer.
One of the main problems I have found with them is that they either burn through or rust through very quickly. I have gone through a large list of products while researching this article and here is a short list of the high quality fire pits that I found.
Patina Products Grapevines
This rugged pit is a full 31 inch diameter and 24 inches wide. With its grapevine designs, it will be a hit at all of your parties. Constructed of cold-rolled steel, you will not have the problem of it rusting away or burning through in the first year like lots of the others do! It also comes with a free cover to prevent the bowl from becoming full of rainwater.
Asia Direct AD586 Marble Table Fire Table
This 34" square marble table table sports a 23" steel bowl. The table is a very attractive black marble. the unit comes equipped with a heavy gage grate to prevent sparks from flying out and annoying you. The fire table is an interesting gathering place. The marble doesn't conduct heat very well, so you can rest your drinks on it for short amounts of time.
Fire Sense Black Steel Patio Fireplace
The Fire Sense Black Steel Patio Fireplace is 28 inches wide and 32 inches deep. Made out of steel, with a porcelain enameled bowl and lid, this product will last you for several seasons. What I like about this one is that it is portable. If you want to go camping, just clean it out, throw it in the back of the truck, and then you will have a fire pit at your campsite in no time. The wheels also make it easier to put into the garage when it is time to store it for the winter. The one disadvantage of this one is that a protective cover is not included. You will find this product at Lowes.
Allen and Roth steel wood burning
This one is constructed of steel and has a very decorative cast-aluminum base with a very nice black and silver brushed finish. The unit is 35 inches in diameter with a depth of 35 inches. The depth includes the protective grate. A fire poker is included as well as a protective cover. This unit requires a little bit of assembly, but it is not very complicated. This unit is available at Lowes.
Adding a fire pit to your backyard will cause it to become a popular gathering place. Like I said before, there is something special about sitting around the one with good friends and looking at the stars on a warm summer evening. Makes me wish that this snow would melt today to I can get mine out right now!
You have worked hard this winter, you owe it to yourself to buy a backyard fire pit!