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Wood Burning Fire Pits Offer Affordable Backyard Fun

Enjoying the warmth and glow of a flickering fire in the great outdoors is no longer confined to the campground or beach. These days, there is a huge assortment of wood burning fire pits available that are sturdy and safe, yet convenient enough to set up anywhere in your backyard, on the patio or the deck.

A wood burning fire pit is typically made of heavy gauge metal so as to be able to withstand the heat of the fire, but there are all sorts of decorative finishes available that make them a lovely accent to your outdoor decor. They come in sizes ranging from just over 20 inches all the way up to 45 inches. The smaller units are perfect for a tabletop fire that you can enjoy at eye level. Other units sit on the patio or deck on sturdy legs that give them support and help to protect the surface below. They also have a screened cover that helps to contain any sparks and flying embers so you don’t have to worry about damage.

Photo By: J Rosenfeld

You can pick up a perfect lovely fire pit for just under $100, although the more decorative, larger ones can cost up to $200. Still, this is very affordable for something that you’re going to get a lot of use from, not just in the summer but year round.

If your locale prohibits the burning of wood, don’t despair. You can still enjoy a portable fire pit that’s fueled by propane or natural gas. These are actually a lot more convenient because they’re so simple to start, and quick to turn off when it’s time to go back inside.

You’ll need to pay attention to a few safety rules before operating a fire pit. Be sure to read the instructions included along with the product. Never leave the fire burning unattended, and keep a close eye on children and pets in the vicinity of the fire.

Best Outdoor Copper Fire Pits

As more of us enjoy spending time at home and particularly in the garden, outdoor fire pits are becoming more and more common.  Beautiful to look at, useful and great when entertaining they make the yard somewhere cozy to be all year round, and all night long.

Everyone loves a campfire but most of us don’t want to spoil the look of a prized lawn having one.  Outdoor fire pits are great because they offer a more formal alternative to the traditional camp fire.  My personal favorites are the Copper Fire Pits.  I’m not talking budget garden furniture here, oh you can buy really cheap models but if you are looking at a copper fire tub you do need to make sure you buy something of good quality.  That’s why of all the copper tubs available I would choose the CobraCo Copper Fire Pit everytime.  It is a little more expensive than the budget models but they are pretty reasonably priced when you compare the quality you get compared to cheaper models.

The key thing to remember is that the copper must be reasonably thick, otherwise with all the stresses from repeatedly heating and cooling it will simply warp and buckle, and then your $175 would have been completely wasted.

Far better to spend $275 and get a fire tub that is really built to last.  Add to that the fact that it has an extra deep bowl, designed to hold large logs that will mean you do not need to work so hard through the evening to keep the fire going.  The bowl itself is supported on a solid wrought iron stand.  This ensures there is no chance of it toppling over, and with a low center of gravity it will always be completely stable.  One thing I like is that the CobraCo Copper Fire Pit comes with a variety of added accessories including a mesh spark screen (invaluable in wooded areas) and a raincover for when not in use.  As far as I am concerned at least this really is the best outdoor copper fire pit around.