Three Things to Consider When Choosing a Fire Table

Enjoy the warmth of a fire pit from the comfort of your patio.

Outdoor fire table
A warm fire when you need one, a table even when you don’t.U-MAX

There’s no doubt that a fire table on your porch or patio will lend intimacy to the space, and be a central gathering place for family and friends. Their cheerful warmth draws folks close, and fosters communication and connection. Fire tables are growing in popularity, which means you have plenty to choose from. But you’ll want a quality piece of furniture that functions just as well in summer’s heat as winter’s chill, and will last season after season. If you’re thinking about turning up the heat on your back deck or front porth, here are three things to think about when choosing a fire table.

Outland Living Series 403-Espresso Brown Fire Table, Espresso Brown/50,000 BTU

Push Button Ignition

Decorative glass rocks reflect flames for a stunning look.Outland Living

A fire table lends a fabulous aesthetic to an outdoor living space, but you may want one that does more than simply look awesome. If you plan on entertaining around the fire table, look for one with plenty of tabletop space. Those flames are stunning, but you’ll want a little room so cold drinks don’t get warmed by the fire. And being able to spread out a board game or a deck of cards will double your enjoyment of a fire table.

U-MAX 44in Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Pit Table, 50,000 BTU Auto-Ignition Gas Firepit with Glass Wind Guard, Black Tempered Glass Tabletop & Clear Glass Rock, Black PE Rattan, CSA Certification

Hand Woven

This product stops flames from being blown out by gusts, keeping them tall and beautiful in all weather conditions.U-MAX

While many fire tables are fueled with a propane tank hidden inside the table structure, there are lots of great natural gas choices that will hook up to your home gas line. A natural gas table is convenient, and over time fuel costs are much lower. But you’ll lose the ability to move the table from place to place. Think about how and where you want to enjoy your fire table before deciding.

TACKLIFE Propane Fire Pit,Outdoor Companion,28 Inch 50,000 BTU Auto-Ignition Gas Fire Pit Table with lid, ETL Certification and Strong Striped Steel Surface, Table in Summer, Pit in Winter

Metal Top

This piece of outdoor furniture features brushed steel sides for durability with a natural rattan look.TACKLIFE

A well-fitted, smartly designed, attractive cover is a key consideration. It converts a fire table to a standard coffee or end table during warmer weather; even during cold seasons, a sturdy cover increases a fire table’s utility.