Wood Burning Firepit located in Montgomery County, PA.
Gas Firepit placed on composite wood deck.
Firepits can be a great addition to an outdoor project. Much like an outdoor fireplace it can help to keep the space useable closer to year round. The warmth of the fire will help stay comfortable on those cooler nights during early spring and late fall.
There can be many types to fit your aesthetic needs. Whether you are looking for a natural wood style or easy on/off gas style you have many options to what its made out of. Typically, natural stone/boulder built firepits will be wood burning (see the image above). For firepits built on a deck they will be gas burning. Gas burning allows for easy on/off capability and less cleanup. Concrete paver or natural stone veneer firepits can allow for either method of fire burning. It’s a great way to get a unique and comforting element into many designs without the higher price tag like that of a fireplace.