The Garden & Gun magazine is a popular magazine which cover all kinds of things such as food, music, art as well as the sporting culture. It’s a very diverse magazine which I find fascinating. For the past couple of years now, they’ve awarded something called the Made in the South awards to certain artisans in the United States. This year, the overall winner in the magazine was a family of artisan woodworkers for the best rocking chair. The chair isn’t fancy by any means, the style is straightforward and tight. But as far as comfort and durability goes, this chair takes the cake.
However, a fire pit actually made its way into the awards in the home category. Though not the overall winner, Fire Pit Art’s firepits were one of the runner-ups in this magazine. The creator of the fire pit line, Rick Wittrig, says that after he bought his daughter a mass-manufactured fire pit as a gift, which quickly fell apart, he decided to build her a better one. Because of his craftsmanship and creativity, he soon had a thriving business. As Wittrig says, “To make an idea into something that will last a hundred years, I get excited about it. Long after I’m gone, people will still be enjoying it.”
Constructed from heavy-duty carbon steel, the maintenance-free iron oxide finish gives each fire pit class as well as autonomy. You don’t have to worry about it when it rains, the finish withstands all weather conditions, and each pit is designed with a rain drain which will prevent water from collecting in the bottom of the bowl. This means that your fire pit bowl will always be dry and ready to use the next time you want a fire. I think this was pretty brilliant forethought because I’m sure the fire pits are too heavy to tip and dump out yourself! The fire pits are made to be wood burning, but you can easily add a steel ring burner to make it run on gas or propane. You’ll get more magnificent flames if you burn wood, but that also means you’ll have to clean your fire pit a lot more.
So, congratulations to Fire Pit Art for this awesome recognition in Garden & Gun magazine!
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