Wood-Burning Fire Pits
A wood-burning fire pit is the closest you can get to a campfire on your patio. If you want an open flame, the sound of crackling embers, intense heat, and the smoky aroma of burning wood, there is no substitute. Wood-burning fire pits, wood-burning fire bowls, and wood-burning fire pit tables give you a real wood fire. Wood-burning fire pits are cheap, easy to install, easy to use, and act as a natural focal point for your outdoor space.
There are several ways to incorporate wood-burning fire to your space:
Wood-Burning Fire Pits
Wood-burning fire pits are typically straight-sided, round, or square fire boxes. Some are bowl-shaped. These are easy to set up and use – if you know how to start a fire, you can use a wood-burning fire pit!
Wood-Burning Fire Pit Tables
Similar to fire pits, fire pit tables are taller, or elevated, and provide a flat surface for placing beverages and other non-flammable items. Fire pit tables are great for entertaining guests.
Wood-Burning Fire Bowls
Some fire pits are bowl-shaped and present a more elegant appearance than a “regular” fire pit. Many have elaborate designs cut into them and some have half-round lids with designs cut in the steel to give you a dramatic flaming design.
Fire rings are the most basic fire pit of all! You can place them directly on the ground, and the ring helps contain the wood and ash.
There are some things to keep in mind when you’re using a wood-burning fire pit.
- You will need to light the fire. There are firestarters and other accessories available to help with this. We recommend avoiding the use of any kind of lighter fluid.
- Unlike gas fire pits, there is no quick and easy cut-off valve to make the wood stop burning. You’ll need to extinguish your fire before leaving the area. In addition, once the wood has cooled, you’ll want to clean the ash out of the fire pit before starting your next fire (and be sure to dispose of the ash carefully only when you’re certain that it is 100% cool).
- Many fire pits are available with screens to reduce the risk of hot ashes or burning embers escaping. We recommend using these, and you’ll find that they don’t diminish the fire pit experience.
- The heat from a wood fire can be significantly more intense than a gas fire pit. This will make the metal structure much too hot to touch, so placement needs to be made with this in mind.
- If you’re planning on putting your fire pit on a wood or plastic deck, it’s essential that you have some type of thermal barrier to protect the surface from the fire pit’s heat AND from any embers that might escape.
Wood Burning Fire pits are a great option for creating a warm, inviting gathering place for your family and friends. Here at BBQGuys, we carry a wide variety of wood-burning appliances from some of the top manufacturers, including FirePit Art, Good Directions, Landmann, Ohio Flame, Real Flame, and more.
Our outdoor heating experts will work with you to identify the best fire pit for your outdoor space. Call us at 877-743-2269 or chat with us online today!