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10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Fire Pits and Bowls

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10 Easy Pieces: Outdoor Fire Pits and Bowls

July 20, 2011

Create an instant bonfire with these versatile fire pits, perfect for the beach, the patio, the lawn (but not recommended for use on wood decks or surfaces).

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Above: Sarah swears by the Cast-Iron Fire Bowl, which measures 23 inches in diameter and has two built-in handles for portability. The lower bowl collects ashes and elevates the fire to better dissipate heat; $465 at Design Within Reach (a grill-top accessory is also available).

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Above: The sleek stainless steel Brasero Fire Pit from Italian company Gandia Blasco is 20 inches in diameter and costs $1,100 at Unica Home.

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Above: The Revolver Tubular Base Fire Pit can also be used as a table (the bamboo top creates a surface for drinks and dining). Made in the UK of black powder-coated steel; £154.99 at Green Fingers. In the US, the Revolver Solid-Base Fire Pit has the same features as the Revolver Tubular Base Fire Pit, the only difference being the base support; $249.99 at Amazon.

loll designs fire pit

Above: Designed by Eric Pfeiffer, the Loll Modern Recycled Outdoor Fire RIng is made of unfinished US steel that will develop a patina over time. Available with a recycled poly top (in a choice of eight colors) to create a table surface when the grill is not in use; $590 for the base ($689 with the lid) at Loll Designs.

resto lava rack fire bowl

Above: Made from heat-resistant fiberglass and steel, the Lava Rock Propane Fire Bowl attaches to a standard propane tank (a coordinating tank cover is available). The fire bowl measures 43 inches in diameter and is currently $995 at Restoration Hardware.

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Above: California FirePit offers the 24-inch Monterey Fire Pit and the 30-inch Tahoe Fire Pit; both can be used as for cooking or as an open pit fire. Crafted of cold-forged steel, they are $569 and $649, respectively, at Backyard Fire Pits.

solus concrete hemi firebowl

Above: The Solus Firebowl Hemi 36 is available with a natural gas or propane burner; contact Solus Decor for pricing information.

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Above: Concrete Creations fire bowls and pits are made by hand and can be used with wood, propane, gas or gel; for information on the Concrete Asian Wok Fire Bowl (shown), contact Concrete Creations directly.

propane patio fire pit ring

Above: For a less expensive quick fix for summer marshmallow roasts, consider the Camp Chef Outdoor Patio Propane Fire Pit Ring; $65 at Amazon.

big bowl of zen

Above: The Big Bowl of Zen Firebowl is made of 100 percent recycled American-made steel and measures 37 inches in diameter; the bowl can be used for wood fires or can be converted to natural gas or propane through a small hole in the center of the bowl (which also provides drainage); $1,500 (including shipping) from John T. Unger Studio.

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