Interesting Facts about Fire Pits & Outdoor Fireplaces

Fire pits are permanent or portable open vessels that contains a fire, for bonfires, barbecues, and outdoor heat.  Fire pits are available in a variety of sizes and designs to suit any patio or backyard and can be made of copper or other metals, stone, as well as the Chimeneas which are made out of terracotta or pottery with an opening on one side. These are kind of Ventless Fireplace in nature .


Fire pits are ideal for simple decorating styles and rustic themes but can also be modern and minimalist.  Some fire pits are as plain as a simple copper bowl on a wrought iron stand, and others are more decorative and can double as a table when a lid is placed over the bowl.

Gas fire pits are also available.  These are much like standard fire pits, but are fueled by either natural gas or propane rather than wood.

A Fire Pits that is also a Grill

Fire Sense Fireplace – Fire Pits and Chimineas Grilltech Space Fire Pit 800 The finest in British design and quality can be found in our Grilltech Space Fire Pit 800. Constructed of pressed steel and stainless steel, this sturdy and attractive fire pit is built to last a lifetime. This unique fire pit features a patented leaf shape adjustable height swing out grill. The adjustable ventilation system enables the user to craft the perfect size fire for any occasion. A removable ash trap makes clean up a snap.

You can built your outdoor grill oven easily in your backyard. Here is our Ready to Build a DIY Pizza Oven post for your help .

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Fire pits make it possible to have outdoor gatherings year round! The Bronze Leaf Design Fire Pit is an attractive focal point for your backyard. A great outdoor heating source, as the side cut outs allow the fire pit to give off more heat. Comes with a mesh spark arrestor to help keep the fire contained. Made of bronze so it is weather resistant, perfect for the outdoors.


Chimineas are another type of outdoor fireplace, and can be used during cooler seasons as a source of warmth. The original rustic looking Chimineas are clay and with one of these you can roast marshmallows, tell campfire stores, and enjoy a gather of friends right in your own backyard. There is also the aluminum, cast iron or even copper chiminea style outdoor fire pit for that old potbelly stove look. Clay chimineas will not last as long as aluminum or cast iron.

There are also gas fired Chimineas for areas where open log fires are not permitted.

The Blue Rooster Company Etruscan Chiminea Outdoor Fireplace

The Etruscan Style Chiminea is the perfect little foot warmer on a chilly day. The simple, classic design of the Etruscan chiminea blends with any outdoor decor. This compact little chiminea handles up to 12″ fire logs and has an adjustable door on the bottom to adjust airflow. The mouth screen provides safety while allowing easy access for adding wood and roasting marshmallows. The Blue Rooster recommends the Charcoal color because of its lasting qualities in a high heat wood burning fireplace application. Gold Accent and Antique Green will darken from pigment changes in high heat colored paints. Due to the nature of wood burning fireplaces we do not warranty paint life. The Etruscan includes a hand tool for handling the mouth screen. Perfect for a small patio or backyard garden or bring it indoors for a unique candle holder!

Hope you will like these outdoor fireplaces!