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Editor’s Picks: Fire Pits

4 fire pits designs to make the most of your outdoor space
by Whitney Richardson
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Outdoor spaces were made for entertaining, especially when the scenery is as spectacular as it is at a cabin, and outdoor furnishings should complement this role. Part table, part fire pit, the Sierra Fire Pit Table with U/L-listed CF-2424 burner from The Outdoor GreatRoom Co. uses propane to heat its easily accessible square burner, surrounded by four super-cast ledges on which to rest a drink or small food plate. Outdoor-rated faux ledgestone creates a hearth-like appearance that can withstand the elements. An optional log set is available to create a more traditional fire pit appearance. $2,199. (866-303-4028; outdoorrooms.com)

Looking for a more decorative focal point for your outdoor oasis? Stay warm and chic with the Monterey Outdoor Fireplace from Grandin Road, which utilizes Real Flame Gel fuel to create its heat source and realistic-looking logs for an authentic aesthetic. Glass enclosure of the flames allows viewing from all sides, while its manageable 29-inch frame makes it easier to tuck in areas where standard outdoor fireplaces might be restricted. A slide-out drawer supplies space for up to four fuel cans, which can burn up to three hours each. $399. (866-668-5962; grandinroad.com)

Easily portable, Plow & Hearth’s Weather-Resistant Large Outdoor Fire Bowl includes a large ring handle on each side for two people to cart it around to the most convenient location for you and your guests. Its deep base provides room for plenty of logs to keep the fire going well into the night. And when you’re done toasting marshmellows, you can place a screen cover on top to keep the sparks from the open flames at bay while still getting to bask in the heat. $270. (800-494-7544; plowhearth.com)

Winner of a 2011 Vesta Award from the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association, the Maverick Firepit from Travis Industries can burn wood or gas, depending on your fuel preference. Two different sizes are available to comfortably outfit your space, while the heavy-gauge steel frame provides inherent safety by building in a safe distance between onlooker and flame. Laser-cut pine cone graphics enhance its woodland appeal. $1,700 for 5-foot-diameter ring, $2,900 for 8-foot-diameter ring. (425-609-2500; maverickfirepit.com)

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  1. Please let me know who makes the Adirondack chair featured on your August 2013 cover. Thank you.

    Andi BrushAugust 16, 2013 @ 5:13 pmReply
    • Thanks for your comment. I don’t have the specific vendor, just that it was a local craftsman. You may consider inquiring with the builder, Syme & Syme (406-837-4363), though, to see if they may have more information.



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