It's a great time to try an outdoor firepit! I've wanted one, like, Forever! Last summer I broached the subject to hubby that I wanted to try a DIY brick firepit. I even went so far as to research the types of bricks to use; the size of the firepit and where to construct it in our backyard.
My biggest problem with putting a firepit in our backyard, is placement. Ideally, I would have located the firepit right in the middle of our yard, but there was one thing holding me back. A huge tree.
If you saw my DIY rock garden video, you might have seen glimpses of the tree in question.
This tree was not only an obstacle for my firepit placement, but it provided so much shade that we ended up with huge bare spots all around it. I can't tell you how many times we have talked about cutting it down. Okay, only I was talking about cutting it down, but hubby thought he would make one last ditch effort to grow grass around it. And with prayer and a lot of TLC, the grass grew!
So what about my outdoor firepit?
Thank goodness I found a sleek firepit that's portable enough to fit on my backyard deck. This one is powered by propane which attaches to a line. It's so simple to operate. Ignition is as easy as pushing and turning a knob. The flame is adjustable and can be set at high or low. It's smokeless and ash-free. It's a great alternative from the wood-burning outdoor firepits.
Our new firepit adds instant ambience to our outdoor space. On chilly evenings, we've cuddled on our deck, warmed by the flames and lava rocks from our new firepit. When not in use, we just cover our new firepit with its weatherproof cover and set it aside. We love it! It's a great alternative to the wood-burning firepit or the in-ground DIY that I originally planned.
If you love outdoor firepits or bonfires, drop me a line! I'd love to hear from you!
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