A fire pit is an outdoor fireplace designed for cooking or just for enjoying the warmth of the outdoors. They are usually open-air fire places designed as part of a landscape. You can find them in parks, yards, campsites, and even in many houses. But they come in many different styles from country style to contemporary. A fire pit source can range from a simple hole in the earth to an elaborately designed metal, stone, and brick structure. The common characteristic of all fire pits however is that they attempt to contain and keep fire away from the people around it.
To design and build your own backyard fire pit, you should first have a general idea of how you want it to look like. There are a number of approaches you can take in order to achieve this, including choosing the type of the fuel, the type of pit, and the location of the focal point. The first thing you need to decide is the kind of fire to use. It can either be a wood-burning stove, gas, or lantern style. You can also set up a DIY fuel source such as a small propane cylinder and some matches. If you want the most economical way to build your fire pit, then you can simply get hold of some hardware store cast aluminum fuel bowls.
Another important aspect of planning for a backyard fire pit is deciding where you want the main flame to be. You can either set up the embers horizontally in a long row or vertically in a circle or square. For example, if you plan on using wood-burning fire pits in your back yard, then the embers should be arranged in a circle about one foot in diameter. If you want a more dramatic effect, then arrange the embers in a fan shape.
Depending on how many embers are used, it’s a good idea to make sure that the fuel can supply each one. For example, if you have four wood-burning fireplaces, then you should be able to feed each one four logs each. This way, you will not overfeed and damage your wood stack.
Once you’ve figured out what kindling you will need, then you need to purchase the right kindling. One option is to purchase ready-made kindling, but this can be expensive. For cheap, you can also go to a hardware store and buy some thin, dry kindling from a good wood merchant. The kindling you choose should be thick and sturdy, as it is needed to catch and contain the hot embers.
You can also make your own kindling. To do this, you’ll need to have a large piece of straight, strong wood, as well as some kindling. You will want to use about a third of the wood for the kindling and the rest for supporting the fire. Then you’ll want to place the thin kindling across the top of the fire, so that it catches the hot embers and heats them up. When you’re done, you’ll have an instant fire pit fire!