Fire pits have been popular heating sources for many years, and nowadays they are becoming a staple piece of the modern backyards. They come in different sizes, shapes and styles, from simple bowl structures to elaborate in-ground contraptions, and everything in between. A combination between a fire pit and a table is even better option for backyard fires, since this model integrates the functionality of the fire pit with that of the table, providing warmth and enough space for dinning for everyone present.
To make yourself a table fire pit you’ll need a table, a pit bowl and some cement. When choosing material for the table, make sure it is resistant to water and various insects. Some of the common woods used for this purpose include pressure-treated wood, cedar and redwood. Build a simple table design and not elaborate one that will take too much of your energy. This way you’ll also allow the fire pit bowl to be the focal point of your table, and not the other way around.
Before you go on and buy a pit bowl, make sure its size fits the table you’ve built. Or, even better, first, buy the fire pit bowl, and then build a table that corresponds to its size. If the bowl is too large it will take up the entire circumference of the table, leaving no room for what it’s intended, and if the bowl is too small, the guests will have to pull their chairs closer to it and lean over to be able to feel the effects of the fire.
The cement is for the center of the table, to fasten the bowl to the table. It should be applied in a proper amount in order to provide a good connection. It is recommended to be about 2 inches thick, and applied evenly, in the center of the table, so that the bowl won’t dry crooked and appear lopsided.
It looks easy. All you need is a little bit of your time and dedication and you’ll be soon able to enjoy great relaxing moments in your backyard and around your new, homemade fire pit table.
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