Choosing a Fire Pit for Your Backyard or Patio

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As the weather gets cooler, many homeowners turn to fire pits to extend their outdoor season. The warmth they provide can increase your enjoyment of a cool Spring or Fall evening, and there’s nothing more enjoyable than snuggling up with your loved ones in front of a warm fire when the weather is cool. Add in a plate of s’more…perfection!

With so many options available, you might be wondering which fire pit is right for your space and purpose. Do you go with wood burning, propane tank or natural gas line set-up? Read along as we help you sort through your options and pick the perfect fire pit for your family.

Wood Burning Fire Pits

If you are a fire pit purist, wood burning may feel like the only way to go. That smell of burning wood is often the first sign of cold weather ahead and evokes nostalgic memories in many of us. There are many wood burning fire pit models to choose from. We particularly love the decorative feel of Fire Pit Art’s Barefoot Beach model, below.

Barefoot-Beach-Fire-Pit12369This fire pit is constructed from sculpted carbon steel and made to last a lifetime. The steel construction weathers to a rich patina that needs no maintenance.

Love the look of these wood burning fire pits but want the convenience of propane and an electric starter? Many of our wood burning fire pits may be customized with natural gas or propane options and electric starters. When these options are available for a particular model you will find them on the product page listing and be able to customize accordingly.

Click the image above to shop this fire pit on our site, or click here to see all of our wood burning fire pit options.

 

Propane Fire Pits

If you are looking for a fire pit that will be ready at the turn of a knob, a propane tank model is a good choice. Perfect for an outdoor seating area, a propane tank model eliminates the smoke that wood burning models produce and are always ready to light up. These models work with fire glass or lava rock inserts which provide a decorative look and no ash to clean up.

A propane tank or natural gas fire pit is a family-friendly option as you can more easily control the flames, and immediately shut the fire pit with the valve if need be. It also eliminates the burning eyes some experience around wood smoke.

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Click the image above to shop this popular fire pit by Bentintoshape, or click here to shop all of our hidden propane tank options.

 

Natural Gas Fire Pits

If you are in the process of planning your outdoor space and know you want it to include a fire pit, plan in advance for your natural gas line to connect to it. This option provides you with an easily accessible, instant fire pit experience whenever the weather is right. The gas line connection also takes up less space than a stored tank fire pit, so your fire pit can have a lower profile resulting in a more comfortable height for seating areas. Here’s one of our favorites by Dekko.

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Click the image above to shop this modern fire pit filled with beach stone. Click here to shop all gas line fire pits.

Still have questions? Call our showroom during business hours and our experienced staff will help you select the perfect fire pit for your needs.

Bold and Contemporary Metal Fire Pits

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The Bentintoshape 48” x 20” Rectangular Fire Pit projects a rustic feeling with enough warmth to provide a romantic atmosphere for those who gather around it.

The Bentintoshape 48” x 20” Rectangular Fire Pit projects a rustic feeling with enough warmth to provide a romantic atmosphere for those who gather around it.

Adding a metal fire pit to your backyard oasis provides a warm inviting gathering space for relaxing with family and entertaining friends. The Bentintoshape 48” x 20” rectangular Cor-Ten steel fire pit is weather-hardy. The strong Cor-Ten steel alloy develops an antique patina color after being exposed to the elements. This versatile fire pit is available in both wood and gas burning versions. The gas burning model is available either Liquid Propane (LP) or Natural Gas (NG). The hidden tank option completely conceals a 20 pound LP tank inside the unit. Both the LP and NG versions comes complete with a glass/lava media grate. The Bentintoshape fire pit will most definitely meet your needs for adding warmth and ambiance to your backyard living area.

The bold, contemporary shape of the Parallax Square Fire Pit Table is the perfect complement to modern outdoor living.

The bold, contemporary shape of the Parallax Square Fire Pit Table is the perfect complement to modern outdoor living.

Another stylish option when choosing a metal fire pit is the Parallax Square Fire Pit Table. Its bold contemporary shape complements any modern outdoor living area. This unique fire pit is made of 98 percent recycled steel with a finish of indestructible Armor coatings. Each coating is applied by hand to give every unit its own uniqueness. There are twelve color options available, including the popular Copper Vein, Oil Rubbed Bronze and Silver Vein. This unit is weather resistant and UV protected as well as fade resistant and will not rust or corrode. The Parallax Square Fire Pit can be fueled by liquid propane or natural gas. This fire pit can also be match lit or started with an optional state-of-the-art remote control ignition.

The Fire Pit Art Manta Ray 36” Fire Pit is a futuristic reminder of days passed.  Its shape and size are perfect for gathering around during outdoor parties and celebrations.

The Fire Pit Art Manta Ray 36” Fire Pit is a futuristic reminder of days passed. Its shape and size are perfect for gathering around during outdoor parties and celebrations.

The Manta Ray 36” Fire Pit is created by Fire Pit Arts and hand forged in the USA. Made with an iron oxide finish on a quarter inch of steel, the Manta Ray darkens to a rich maintenance-free finish over time. A rain drain can be found in the bottom of the fire bowl. The fire bowl is also lined with a temperature-resistant coating for added longevity. This fire pit is constructed of heavy weight carbon steel assuring its owner years of functional use. Our best-selling wood burning fire pit is the Mantra Ray. Placing a Mantra Ray in your outdoor living space will give you years of warmth and enjoyment.

Travis Industries Tempest Torches

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Temp5The Tempest Torch by Travis Industries creates a distinctive source of outdoor lighting for patios, decks and landscapes. The torch features tempered glass and a durable stainless frame and natural gas burner. The Tempest Torch can be post mounted, pillar mounted or mounted on your outdoor wall or structural support to provide a handsome decorative element that also illuminates. It has a safety shut off if the flame ever goes out and has an easy access control panel with a single on/off and flame height controller. The unit comes complete with a rain cap which protects the flame in uncovered locations.

The Tempest Torch comes as a standard base unit (a.k.a Torch Head) that includes gas valve, burner, igniter, glass panels and frame.

Shop online at authenteak for the Travis Industries Tempest Torch. We have the Natural Gas in-stock ready to ship next business day! Sale: $795 + FREE SHIPPING

New Wine Barrel Fire Pits – Now at AuthenTEAK

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Fire Pit Art – New Fire Pit Introductions

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Fire Pit Art released a few new fire pits to kick off Fall! Introducing the

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This Fire Pit Art® original Beachcomber design with Conch, Nautilus and Scallop sea shells is reminiscent of endless summer day’s beach-combing for wonderful treasures of the sea.  This gentle soothing design compliments any landscape either by the sea or far away.

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The Navigator Fire Pit
This Fire Pit Art® original Navigator compass rose is designed to take us back to a simpler, quieter time when tall ships harnessed the wind. This gentle soothing design compliments any landscape either by the sea or far away. Like a beacon, let it light your way home….

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The Magnum Fire Pit
The Magnum 54″ Fire Pit from Fire Pit Art has a broad circular surface which orbits the spacious fire bowl and allows it to be converted to an outdoor table with an optional lid. This fire pit has an outer diameter of 54″ and an inner diameter of 35″ and stands 17″ tall with a ring width of 9″ The round circular bowl itself is an impressive large diameter and is lined with a heat-proof coating and has a rain drain in the bottom. This is a heavy weight fire pit that will oxidize over time to a rich and maintenance free finish. It is a hand-made work of art that is numbered by the artist as to indicate its authenticity.

URBAN FIRE FIRE PITS ON SALE

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URBAN FIRE FIRE PITS ON SALE

Take 15% off all in-stock Urban Fire Pits. A variety of styles are available with Liquid Propane or Natural Gas options. 65 lbs. of fire glass are included with each fire pit! Local sales only for the Atlanta metro area. Sale ends Dec. 31st. Please call 404-525-1995 for additional details.

Outdoor Fire Pits and Safety

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Fire safety

When it comes time to actually start a fire, there are a few things to keep in mind, the most important of which is to keep your fire small. There’s no need for a blazing bonfire, and the bigger the fire, the greater the potential for disaster.

First things first, your fire pit should be at least 10 feet away from any structure or combustible surface. Before lighting an outdoor fire, check the weather forecast. Avoid windy conditions that can blow embers. Also stay up to date on any burn bans or burn ordinances that might be in effect at different times during the year. Doing some house cleaning, like picking up leaves and other combustible materials, around the pit is important to ensure the fire doesn’t accidentally spread. Always have a container of water nearby and a garden hose on standby before starting the fire.

To get a fire started, put a crumpled piece of paper or a store-bought fire starter in the pit, and cover one or both with small sticks — the smaller, the better. As the fire begins to burn, add larger and larger sticks until you’re finally able to add a log or two. But whatever you do, don’t try to start a fire with gasoline. It’s way too dangerous.

The best way to extinguish a fire is to take the ashes, spread them over a larger surface area and let them cool down for a little bit. Then take your small container of water and gently pour it over the ashes, but monitor it. Don’t just throw some water on it and go to bed because it can flare up in the night. If you have a fire that escapes your fire pit and moves into a nearby pile of kindling or a combustible surface, immediately call 911.

There’s no getting around the fact that wood burning and gas fire pits are by far the most favorite outdoor fire pits; there are also new fire pits on the market that use bio fuel. These fire pits can be taken inside to give a splash to setting where NG or LP fire pits are impractical.

Check out our complete line of modern, traditional and contemporary fire pits!

Outdoor Fire Pits and Patio Heaters

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Find the best collection of outdoor fire pits and patio heaters including fire pit tables, outdoor electric fire pits, custom fire pits, fire glass, fire pit covers and gas patio heaters. Shop online at www.authenteak.com or talk to our design professionals now at 1-866-350-8325. Here are a few fire pits that we offer. Check out more online here.

Third Rock Fire Pit Barefoot Beach Fire Pit Saturn Fire Pit Nepal Fire Pit Bentintoshape 30″ Square Fire Pit – Hidden Tank Bentintoshape 38″ Square Fire Pit R&R Living Custom Octagon Stone Fire Pit Urban Fire Urban Fire II – Stainless Steel Patio Comfort Portable NG Patio Heater – Stainless Steel Patio Comfort Portable LP Heater – Stainless Steel