Outdoor fireplaces are not new.
Restaurants have been using them for years and
many a backyard has boasted a dugout fire pit lined with bricks or stones.
outdoor fireplaces are popular deck design upgrades, mostly
because of the affordable price tag and wide variety of styles.
the use of your deck or patio by casting a 3-
to 20-foot circle of warmth around you and your guests.
You stay comfortable in
the early spring, fall, and evening when temperatures are cooler.
Types of Outdoor Fireplaces
Here's a quick overview of the types of outdoor fireplaces
Outdoor fireplaces: these are free standing enclosed units with chimneys
that vent the smoke and ash, and generally fueled by wood or briquettes. There are propane and natural gas models that have the look of a wood
burning fireplace without the smoke.
Fire pits: these are the traditional campfire jazzed up using decorative
copper and cast iron.
Chimineas: these are Mexican-style outdoor fireplaces featuring a chubby
base where the fire burns, and a tall narrow chimney to vent the smoke.
Traditional chimineas are made from fired clay, but cast iron models are also
Fire rings: these are the most inexpensive and simplistic style of outdoor
fireplace. Like the fire pits at campsites and cottages, the cast iron ring is
bottomless and it simply contains the fire within a safe burning site.
Fire Tables: A table top gas fire fueled by either propane or natural gas with
room for seating four to six people around the fire. Table tops are made out of
glass fiber reinforced concrete.
If you are interested in learning more, please read these
Sources for Outdoor Fireplaces
Fireplaces and Patio Heaters