Types of Fire Pits: Ideas For Your Own BackYard Relaxation!

Types of Fire Pits: Ideas For Your Own BackYard Relaxation!

Sitting around a fire pit each evening is a great way to unwind and relax. They also serve as a focal point for social gatherings, and because they come is such a wide array of styles and models- work for just about any space you may have. This article highlights some of the many different types of outdoor fire pits you can choose from, including tabletop, gas, wood, and brick options.

If you have been considering the addition of a pit to your patio, deck, or other outdoor areas, you may just want to consider all the many types of fire pits that exist.

Wood Burning Fire Pits

Many options exist for a wood burning pit, including DIY plans. If you do plan on building a more permanent pit for this purpose, be sure to search for the types of sand or gravel needed for a level, protective foundation. You can also have a bit permanently installed, or look for a compact, more portable choice.

Stone or Brick Fire Pit

Cast Stone Wood Burning Fire Pit in a white background.

Once you have a design in mind, and a place to put it, you have plenty of options for a stone or brickwork. You can build a pit, or even find kits that include everything you need. There are also many products that mimic the look of these materials but cost less and are easier to set-up.

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Wood Burning Grill

Timberline Wood-Burning Fire Pit on backyard.

Metal fire bowls are a very popular wood burning choice as they come in a wide array of styles and designs to fit your backyard decor, and have very little assembly included- meaning you can use it right away. They also almost always have a protective screen of some sort to help keep ashes and ambers where they belong, and save accidentally dropped items from the fire.

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Copper Bowl Fire Pit

Tyrone Hammered Copper Wood Burning Fire Pit

Copper is a classic metal used for both its durability, as well as its awesome patina. This hammered copper pit is sure to be a center of attention wherever you place it in your backyard, and will age gracefully to bring even more decorative interest.

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Outdoor Fireplace

Pitchford Steel Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace

There is an incredible array of outdoor fireplace styles you can take advantage of, and many may even allow you to hook up to propane or natural gas depending on how it is constructed. If you like a more classic fireplace look for your outdoor space, this is one you can’t go wrong with.

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Propane Fire Pits

Propane is an awesome alternative to wood heat, especially if finding good, long-burning firewood is a challenge. Everything from small, compact portable pits to larger options can be found as a propane-fueled option. Choose these for when you want to avoid the smell of woodsmoke as well.

Propane Portable Fire Pit

Propane Portable Fire P

This simple design is only 18 inches wide and is the perfect take-along camping option. Compact and lightweight, you can hook it up directly to any size portable propane tank for an evening of warmth and social gathering.

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Fire Pit Table

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Tables with a built-in pit serve up double duty and provide an awesome ambiance to gather around at any time of year. With plenty of space to place your favorite drinks and snacks, and a fire casting both warmth and light upon your space, there isn’t anything you couldn’t love about this style.

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Gel Fueled Fire Pits

Gel fuels use an alcohol base to burn slow and hot. They also are compact and are excellent fuel sources for small tabletop fire pits. If you would like to make your own fire pit table, or live where a larger pit option isn’t feasible, you may want to consider these smaller choices.

Gel Fueled Table Top Fire Pits

Anywhere Fireplace Oasis Table Top Gel Fuel Fireplace

Complete with everything you need and a replaceable fuel canister, this compact tabletop fireplace is a great way to add ambiance and warmth to your small sitting spaces. With the ability to place just about anywhere, it also has no odor and is completely smokeless.

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Propane Gas Fire Pits, Part 2

Because a propane pit has become such a popular design due to how easy they are to clean, and inexpensive they are to use, we had to showcase even more ideas for you to consider. Although a good wood burning pit is always fun, they are messy, produce a lot of smoke, and are not always consistent in their heat output. Propane takes care of all these problems.

Sunken Design

DIY your own sunken fire pit to gather round at any time of the year. These plans are simple enough and walk you through your very own outdoor areas in which you can relax, entertain, or simply gaze upon in pride of what you created.

Round Fire Pit

Bond Manufacturing 67505 Mondavi Gas Fire Pit, 28-Inch, Lt Brown

Rounded fire bowls are a very popular pit option. They come in a wide array of sizes and work well with both wood and propane to meet your needs. Choose the material, design, and size that you prefer to place on tabletops, patios, decks, or any other space you have room for one.

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Square Fire Pit

TACKLIFE Propane Fire Pit Table, Outdoor Companion, 28 Inch 50,000 BTU Auto-Ignition Gas Fire Pit Table with Cover, ETL Certification and Strong Striped Steel Surface, as Table in Summer, Stove in Win

If round isn’t your jam, then look for the square styles that work for your specific needs. Everything from a more traditional sized pit to a rectangular table top style is included in this type of design.

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Natural Gas Table Top

BRIAN & DANY Ventless Tabletop Portable Fire Bowl Pot Bio Ethanol Fireplace Indoor Outdoor Fire Pit in Black w/Fire Killer and Funnel

Many propane-fueled pits may also be used with a natural gas line, especially if it is more permanently placed. This may require professional installation, but its a great way to provide a clean heat to your outdoor living area.

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Conclusion

If you have been considering the installation or placement of a fire pit for your outdoor living area, then you definitely need to take a look at all the great options that are available. The various designs that utilize both wood and gas fuel allows you to place them in just about any area you can think of- including indoors!

We’d love to hear about the plans you have for fire pit use and which styles are your favorite. And, as always, please share!

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