Fire Pit Tables
Make the most of space by selecting a fire pit that also pulls it weight as a table. Learn about popular styles and designs.
Create the ultimate al fresco dining experience by adding an outdoor fire pit table to your yard. Fire pit tables elevate fire to a new level, combining several outdoor living activities into one eye-catching feature. The result is a one-of-a-kind fire pit that gives you a place to prop your feet, set a drink, or serve supper under the stars.
Modern design innovations have elevated the humble fire pit to a conversation piece with the advent of patio fire pit tables. A fire table can be simple, like a portable bowl-shaped fire pit that has an extra-wide rim around it for supporting drinks or propped feet. These outdoor fire pit tables are typically manufactured pieces that require only the most basic assembly. Height is usually knee-high, and the design frequently includes a fire pit screen. Fuel may be wood or propane gas.
Sometimes the fire pit bowl is disguised within a boxy surround that forms a more substantial edging around the fire. These patio fire pit tables often mimic the appearance of an indoor coffee table and feature either a square or rectangular shape. The tabletop may offer a stylish surface of marble, slate, or granite, or it may showcase a beautiful wood or metal finish. Many of these fire pit tables feature a gas-fueled flame, running on either liquid propane or natural gas.
Fire pit dining tables provide the luxurious experience of outdoor eating around a central, gas-fueled fire pit. Standard size dining chairs fit neatly beneath the table, allowing family and friends alike to experience a fireside picnic.
Some fire pit dining table designs include a patio umbrella that towers above the flame, which helps contain heat within the seating area. For safety, the recommended umbrella height is 60 inches minimum. Many manufacturers recommend installing a free-standing umbrella nearby, instead of directly above the flame.
Choosing a gas-fueled outdoor fire pit table opens the door to custom designs. In these fire pits, the burners are usually contained within a stainless steel burner pan. You fill the pan with fire-resistant materials, such as lava rocks, silica sand, or fire glass. Many homeowners choose fire glass in different colors to create a mosaic-type design within the fire pit. You can also add heat-resistant ceramic or porcelain-coated fire balls or other unusual geometric shapes to an outdoor fire pit table for a one-of-a-kind look.
Some outdoor fire pit tables feature a fire pit cover that matches the table surround and converts the fire pit to table space. This type of design is handy for off-season enjoyment or times when you need the entire table surface for other purposes. The cover also protects your fire pit from the elements.
You can also find wood-fueled fire pit dining tables that offer a cooking grill that installs quickly and easily above the fire embers for table-side cooking. This option isn’t available for gas-fueled flames, which aren’t recommended for cooking.