10 Ideas for Magnificent Metal Firepits
Summer’s here, your outdoor space is in full bloom and you’re enjoying entertaining al fresco in the evening. All’s well… until the sun goes in and the cold starts to bite. But there’s no need to pile inside; keep the garden gathering going with the introduction of a metal fire bowl or outdoor log burner. A fire will keep you and your guests warm, emit an atmospheric glow, and is the perfect excuse to toast marshmallows. As well as keeping your fire contained and safe, a well-designed firepit makes a stylish feature in your garden when the sun comes up again. Here are some of our favourite inspiring metal firepits…
This neat iron fire feature looks just as pretty in the daytime as it does at night, and the delicate twig design ties in beautifully with garden textures and shapes.
2. Corten steel fire bowl
This simple, circular fire bowl is made from durable Corten steel. It’s stylish, easy to use and looks great matched with other Corten metal garden products. The rich tones of Corten look beautiful next to natural logs, so consider pairing your pit with Corten steel wood storage such as the Jardi range.
3. Upcycled wheel
For those on a budget, a DIY project using an old car or tractor wheel rim can be a great way to create a firepit. It might not look as aesthetically pleasing as a ready-made option, and it’s important to read tutorials carefully and ensure you’re installing it safely, but this upcycling method can be a cheap and functional way to warm your garden.
4. Toro fire table
If you prefer clean lines and sharp angles to the roundness of a typical bowl, check out the Flama Fire Table. Made of aesthetically-pleasing and weather-resistant Corten steel, it looks just as good in the daylight as it does at dusk. This imposing fire feature perfectly complements borders made with Corten steel edging, as well as Corten steel stairs.
5. Recycled Chain Fire Bowl
This clever, custom-made fire bowl is created using recycled chain. It burns gas instead of wood, which is why no logs are visible here. This does mean you lose out on the rustic smell of wood-smoke and that atmospheric crackle, but it’s certainly a neat and well-designed alternative to a wood-burner.
6. Laser Cut Fire Bowl
This spherical firepit’s laser-cut design features an idyllic woodland scene of stags and trees. The effect when lit is of a striking silhouette, but it makes a great feature piece in the garden during the day, too.
7. Toro circular fire table
If you prefer a circular pit to the angles of the square Flama design, you’ll love the chunky Toro fire table. This round design was just made for gathering round, and during daylight hours, the rusty tones of the Corten steel it’s made from are bound to make it a true talking point in your outdoor space. Looking for the perfect seating for around your fire? Check out these Jardi wood storage benches. As well as providing a comfy base for fireside conversation, they’re cleverly designed to store your logs.
8. Cut-out fire table
Here’s another example of how cut-out designs can really come to life when they’re lit. The fire dancing through the laser-cut patterns gives off a truly magical effect.
9. Gas powered fire table
Corten steel might lend itself well to firepits, but it’s not the only metal that can be used for the purpose. This has a plain steel finish, which would work well in a yard with a grey colour scheme. It’s also powered by gas, removing the need to collect wood. Not as rustic, but would certainly tie in well with a minimalist theme.
10. Flatpack Firepit
Not all firepits belong in the garden! If you’re heading off on a camping adventure, this flat-pack firepit is made to take along with you. Just don’t ruin the trip by having a full-blown argument about how to put it together when you get there.