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.