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Fire Pits Double as Dining Tables and Beverage Coolers


Fire pits started gaining popularity last season, and this summer, they’ve become the must-have outdoor furnishing.

One reason fire pits are so popular – besides the fact that they’re perfect for both dining and relaxing outdoors – is that you can mix-and-match table shapes, hearth tops, finishes, and bases to create a unique look.

Avila Fire Pit OW Lee

You can also customize the fire bowl with such materials as a traditional log kit, ceramic rocks, lava granules, or tumbled glass in a variety of colors such as “herbal tea,” “ice,” or “black.”

Pictured: 'Ice Glass' Fire Media Kit

Ice tumbled fire glass kit

A fire pit provides the ambiance and comfort of a campfire minus the smoke and ash. Fire pits are designed for outdoor use, but they are not wood-burning, so you shouldn’t attempt to cook (or roast marshmallows) over them.

Many fire pits have adjustable flames and they are powered with either liquid propane, gel fuel (an alcohol-based blend), or natural gas.

Some fire pits double as a beverage cooler. Others, such as this Contessa Counter Height Fire Table (from OW Lee), have a lazy Susan option that you can use when dining, and then switch that out with the fire bowl for after-dinner relaxation.

Contessa Fire Pit With Lazy Susan OW Lee

Contessa Fire Pit with Fire

Here are some pictures to give you a sampling of the variety of fire pits you can special order from Rich’s (we also stock several models in our five Puget Sound-area showrooms):

Table top:

(New at Rich’s): LeeStone Cocoa Beach from OW Lee. This fiberglass-infused cement product is veined to look like stone and has a five-year warranty.

LeeStone Cocoa Beach
Cypress Aluminum Chat Height Fire Pit

Largo Fire Pit

Seat family and friends around this rectangular chat pit.

Largo Fire Pit OW Lee

If you prefer a smaller fire pit at a mid-range price, consider the new Corsica Chat Height Fire Pit from OW Lee. It is designed with a hearth top that sits inside a metal rim. A love seat and two club chairs fit perfectly around the Corsica.

Corsica Fire Pit OW Lee
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