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Patio Fire Pit Designs


When looking at different Patio Fire Pit Designs, several things need to be considered.  How big is the space that you are trying to heat, what kind of surface that it will sit on, what kind of finishes do you like, will it sit out in the weather, do you want to cook on it.

These types of questions will be answered for each of the fire pits in this article.  You will get a better understanding on what kinds of things to look for in your next fire pit.  Now lets look at the information.


Andover Round Steel Fire PitAndover 30″ Round Steel Fire Pit


Looking for a simple and stylish fire pit, this Antique Bronze 30 inch round steel will fit your needs. Nothing fancy just a fire bowl with four curved decorative legs for support.  It will need to be stored inside or you will need to purchase a cover.

The outside dimensions are 30.9 inches across and 21.75 inches tall.  Has a mesh top, wood grate and long forked poker to lift the lid when hot.

It is not recommended to burn anything except fire wood for your safety. Does provide a little heat and you can cook simple things like hot dogs and Marshmallows.



34 Inch Natural Slate Fire PitPleasant Hearth 34″ Elizabeth Natural Slate Fire Pit


This dual purpose round fire pit can be a casual table or a fire pit.  With three rows of tile around the edge and a flat rubbed bronze steel top it will fit in any patio decor.  The mesh domed spark guard will convert this to a fire pit, a forked poker is included to remove the spark guard and stir the wood. The four cast iron legs will give support.

The pit is 34 inches across and 19.7 inches tall with mesh cover or 13.5 inches tall as a table.  The fire bowl has a steel grate for the wood.  The fire bowl is 24 inches wide and 4.5 inches deep.

A 23 inch wide chrome wire grid for cooking is included, controlling the heat is not going to easy.

No cover is included, putting flat table top on is the only protection the fire bowl will have when in storage.  The pit does have drain holes for any rainwater that does get in.


Caldren Fire PitBetter Homes and Gardens Cauldron, Antique Bronze


The deeper round fire pit will hold more wood and produce a bigger fire than the first two.  The four flat Antique Bronze steel legs support the fire bowl.  A high domed steel mesh fire spark guard will contain any embers that try to escape.

The bowl is 30 inches across and 24.5 inches tall.   The bowl is 8 inches deep for a large amount of fire wood at one time for a hotter fire.

Comes with a nylon cover when not in use, will not have to be stored under a cover. No cooking grid included, Hot dogs and marshmallows will be the only thing you can cook with this fire pit.


Axxonn Alhambra Fire PitAxxonn 32″ Alhambra Fire Pit with Cover


This Matte Black Craftsman style square fire pit will give you a different look for your patio area. The four corner legs are connected with ladder style side rails.  The 5 inch wide steel side rails have a faux-stone finish.  The square mesh fire screen can be lifted off with the forked poker.

This fire pit is 32 inches square and 16.5 inches tall.  Fire bowl is 22 inches across and 4.5 inches deep.  A wood grate is included, no provisions for cooking

A PVC coated cover will protect you pit from the weather.  Two small drain holes will let any water drain out if collected.  No cooking grate included with this fire pit.

Granada Rectangular Slate Fire PitAxxonn Granada Rectangular Slate-Top Fire Pit


This rectangle fire pit is a bigger and better version of the one above.  The tile border will give you a small ledge surrounding the fire bowl to prevent burns.  The four curved steel legs are connected with a steel scrolled design with a bar on top and bottom.  You will have the best looking fire pit on the block.

The pit is 37 inches long, 28 inches wide and 18 inches tall.  The fire bowl is 27 inches long by 18 wide with a stylish mesh spark cover.

Comes with Log grate and forked poker.  No cooking grate or cover included.


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Fire Pit and Surface Safety


The surface that your fire pit sits on is very important.  If you are on a combustible(wood) or composite material, a barrier will be needed.  I recommend the use of the DeckProtect system.  Most Fire Pits get very hot on the bottom side, be very careful.  Make sure that you keep at least feet from vinyl siding, as the heat will distort or melt it.

Do not use any gasoline or other combustible materials to get your fire started, this will lead to a trip to the local hospital.

Do not leave a fire that is burning, even with the ember guard on.  The fall is when most people use their fire pits and this is when the most dried leaves on on the ground, easy to start a fire that can get out of control quickly.

Be careful when small children are around, they do not know how much it will hurt if they fall into the embers or touch the side of a hot fire pit.

Some people will indulge in there favorite adult beverage, too much can lead to trouble around the fire and friends that will dare you to do something silly for You Tube or Facebook.




I hope that you have a better understanding of what to look for and what is available in Patio Fire Pit Designs.  Size and how big the fire bowl is very important.  Most of these will only be able to cook hot dogs and marshmallows, one does have a grate for cooking.  Having a design that works with your outdoor space is what is most important.

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