Add Style and Warmth to Your Backyard With a Fire Pit Table

The design of the average fire pit is excellent for a backyard fire where most people are standing but it doesn’t lend itself well to an arrangement of outdoor lounge chairs. Most designs put the fire close to the ground like an ordinary fire. It’s an excellent arrangement for large groups of people enjoying a drink together but not so great for smaller groups of people who want to lounge in style. That’s where the fire pit table set comes in. A fire pit table is exactly how it sounds. It’s a patio table that has a pit in the middle of it to contain a fire.

As the pit is in the table the fire is further up from the ground which is perfect for lounging in a comfy set of outdoor chairs. A few designs only aim to raise the fire up from the ground but others have enough table area to be used as a patio table as well. A few models are available that are large enough to be used as your outdoor dining table.

Rustic Patio Table with Fire-PitEasy Home Improvement TipsThere are two varieties of fire pit tables; the wood burning or the gas burning variety. Wood is a popular choice of fuel because of the ambiance it provides. Nothing beats the crackle and pop of a real wood fire but it does have its disadvantages. Firstly there are sparks so you will need a mesh cover over your fire to prevent errant fires and burns. Smoke can also be a concern and many people might not appreciate going indoors smelling like a forest fire has just gone through the area. You will also need to clean the pit after use. Ash is an annoying by product of wood fires and will need to be cleaned out. If you have a garden you can always mix the ash with your compost for excellent fertilizer.

A gas fire has none of the problems associated with wood fires so gas powered fire pits are becoming a more popular accessory. You also won’t need to change your clothes right away because of the smell of smoke. A gas fire pit is also great for portability. You can take it camping with you and a gas bottle is easier to transport than a load of fire wood.

Not only can a fire pit table be a useful addition to your outdoor area it can also enhance your decor as well. For more examples of beautiful outdoor furniture check out the author’s website at outdoor bar sets.