By melisa elkins. fire pits design. Published at Sunday, November 12th, 2017 - 20:51:03 PM.
The fire pits popularity is on the rise, many people seem to prefer to have a fire pit at their back yard then invest in bigger and more complicated fire holding elements, the choice is clear since most fire pits are very easy to maintain and take care of, and they do not cost a lot of money, some even produce their own fire pits, letting their imaginations run wild, and their creative side flourish. The summer had encouraged many home owners to seek a fire pit that will serve their needs, some like to use a fire pit as a garden feature and as a source of light in the evenings and night, while they spend time in the backyard, and some use the fire pit for cooking and smoking meat, which does not prevent its use as an element of light as well.
A fire pit is the most basic, but also the most attractive, type of garden heater and it can be built very simply with a limited amount of DIY skill. What is a fire pit? In its simplest form, a fire pit is nothing more than a hole in the ground into which wood or coal can be placed and ignited. Most fire pits are however more involved than this and their design takes account of aesthetics and a more permanent structure. Generally some form of seating or benching, along with a hard landscaped area, are also part of most fire pit projects.
Fire bowls - The term fire bowl covers a wide range of designs and can be made from many different fire resistant materials. They are not always necessarily round either, they come in many different shapes. Some are designed on a stand or have legs to raise them off the ground. Others can simply be embedded in the ground or a structure or placed atop a plinth or pedestal for maximum impact. Many models even come with a cooking grate so you can use them for grilling. Fire tables - These are tables and fire pits all in one. They combine the qualities of two of the most favoured social hubs of the home. The warmth of the fireside with its mesmerizing flames and the dining table around which families and friends gather to enjoy a meal, chat, laugh, gossip etc. Coffee table fire pits create a centre piece for the more relaxed seating/lounging areas of you outdoor space. The perfect hang out spot. Some fire dining tables can even come with cooking accessories for the ultimate entertainment experience. Outdoor grilling - Using a fire pit for cooking can be easily achieved by placing a grate over the top. However there are fire pits available that are designed to cater for more ambitious culinary requirements while still providing the best qualities of a fire pit for all to enjoy.
For wood burning fire pits always use a safety screen. They come in various shapes and sizes and will help contain sparks and flying embers. Some models are sold with them, however if you are building fire pit make sure you incorporate a screen into the design. Materials used in fire pits should be carefully considered. Porous stone, non treated river rocks and even cinder blocks should not be used inside a fire pit. When placed near intense heat, they can explode. Standard building bricks will eventually crack and need replacing over time. In order to prevent this fire pits should be lined with fire rated materials such as firebricks or thick steel rings. Use fire rated mortar. Adhesives are not advised as when heated they can give off unhealthy fumes.
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