Pit Designs And Tips
Outdoor fire pit designs have come a long way
in recent years. Gone are the days of having a small pile of
rocks and in are some of the most attractive designs you could
Today's fire pit designs utilize both wood
and natural gas as a fuel source. And the allure of the burning
fire they produce while sitting on the patio is becoming one of
the hottest home design trends in the
Types Of Fire
One of the more common types of fire pits is
the ones that are in-ground. This is where a hole is dug out
and then a stonewall constructed around it. The wall is
actually extended about 1-2 feet above ground to prevent the
wind from blowing out the fire.
This type of fire pit is also functional in
being able to cook food over if you desire.
chimenea is another very nice looking and popular pit. A
chimenea is one that has been around for centuries now and
offers a simple, yet classic, fire pit
Most chimeneas are made out of ceramic, but
you can also find them in iron, copper and other materials. The
chimenea is a round, potbelly type of pit with a flared
stovepipe and open front to add wood.
Another common type of fire pit is the copper
bowl. These attractive pieces sit up off the ground on legs and
are shaped like a large dish. You simply throw on the logs and
have a smaller version of a bonfire. (Screens protect you from
embers or anything getting into it.)
You'll also find all types of smaller fire
pit designs that may be square, round or in a
For those who desire to use gas instead of
wood, there are all types of gas fire pits you can find. And if
you do not have access to natural gas, there are even propane
designs you can use.
It's amazing at how far these designs in fire
pits have come. You should easily be able to get one that is
perfect for your backyard and tastes.