Improve Your Garden With A Fire Pit Table

Introduction to "Improve Your Garden 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. If you regularly have a large group of friends over and it’s standing room only then they are terrific but for smaller groups who like to lounge in a comfortable chair then a fire that is low to the ground is not optimum. That’s where the fire pit table comes in. A fire pit table is exactly that. It’s a fire pit with a table surrounding it.

The table puts the fire further up from the ground making the heat more available to seated guests. Some table designs only function is to get the fire up off ground level but others incorporate enough table are for it 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.

You can get fire pit tables in wood burning or gas burning models. Wood is a popular choice of fuel because of the ambience it provides. Nothing beats the crackle and pop of a real wood fire but it does have its disadvantages. Flying sparks and embers can be a danger so wood fires require an extra mesh cover. 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. Cleaning can also be a pain. 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.

Gas fire pit tables are becoming more popular due to fact that they don’t produce smoke that you don’t need to clean them at the end of the night. 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. There are numerous ways you can enhance your outdoor living. But please remember to stay safe, it is important that you keep a fire extinguisher to hand when in the garden.