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Spark Creativity: 20 Unique Fire Pits for All Decor Types

20_fire_pitsThe typical American’s day to day life is filled with an abundance of taxing experiences that rarely leave any room for creativity and self-expression.  To balance this, we all try to establish a expressive environment in our own homes so that we are allowed to unwind from the day’s events.  Sometimes, designing these “creative” retreats can be difficult, but we must never give up.  Making our home unique and artistic will invoke passion and a spirit for life itself.  With this is mind, some areas of the home are much harder to design than others.  Unique items are not always purchasable, or it might be hard to envision what we want.  Fire pits are one of those products that come in so many styles and shapes, that it’s hard to pinpoint exactly what would work best for us.  A fire pit can also be a relatively expensive purchase, making it all the more difficult to make a decision.  I’ve compiled 20 of the most creative & unique fire pits in the world today.  Some can be made by hand, and others are sold by various retailers but all will inspire to get the perfect ‘pit’ that suits you.

1. Natural Stump Fire Pit

This cast stone piece of nature is the work of the American company, Cast Creations, from Aurora, Utah. They create detailed cast stone renditions of objects such as wood barrels and stumps. The company then transforms these concrete products into gas fire pits, fountains and garden decor. More about the fire pit stump here>


DIY Washer Drum Fire Pit

2. DIY Washer Drum Fire Pit

For the DIYer, this project could be an easy way to upcycle an old washer that has been taking up valuable space in the basement. We all know someone who has an outdated washer that they don’t know what to do with. Now you do. This step-by-step guide will show you how to go about making one of these pieces yourself.


Pirate Ship Fire Pit

3. Pirate Ship Fire Pit

The infamous pirate ship fire pit that surfaced on the internet a couple years ago. There is no known origin for this great metal work, but maybe it will inspire you to get the welder out and try something like this yourself. Have fun!


Fire Table

4. Gas Fire Table

Fire tables are a multi-functional piece of patio furniture that combine the functionality of an elegant looking table, with the ambiance of a gas fire pit. Fire tables are great for parties and guests because they allow for a place to set drinks while enjoying the dancing flames. You can check out a full line of fire pit tables here>


Decahedron Fire Pit

5. Decahedron Fire Pit

This geometric metal fire pit was hand crafted in the UK by Dogbiscuit Designs and sold on Etsy for about $750. Unfortunately, it is no longer offered online in the US, but I believe you could get a hold of DogBiscuitDesigns and find out where you could get one through another distribution channel.  The design of the fire pit is definitely intriguing.


Collegiate Fire Pit

6. Collegiate Fire Pit

Go Badgers! Each of these custom fire pits are designed for us, the college alums, to show pride in our school and history. Patina Products offer a 5 year warranty on these steel fire pits so you can enjoy the beautiful rust-like patina without worry of holes developing.


California Beach Fire Pit

7. California Beach Fire Pit

Although these are very popular on the Pacific beaches of California, we Mid-westerners aren’t even allowed to start a fire on our beaches. Unfortunately, these awesome beach party accessories are in danger of being removed due to some new laws in debate. Check out SavetheFireRings.org for more details and show your support.


Homemade Fire Pit

8. Homemade Fire Pit

For less than $50, we can create a fire pit from materials found at our local Lowe’s or Home Depot.  The example shown here is made with 10 concrete tree ring sections, some stones and a small Weber grill.  Instructions for this homemade fire pit can be found on Instructables.


Clay Brick Fire Pit

9. Clay Fire Pit

Number 9 appears to be made from clay, but in fact it’s constructed of a proprietary material called FirEx. FirEx gives the detailed look of terracotta, but with added durability. Blue Rooster is the exclusive distributor of this clay pit style.  They are also one of the biggest chiminea manufacturers in the United States.


Third Rock Fire Bowl

10. Third Rock Fire Sculpture

Albeit the vision of the entire world on fire is somewhat morbid, it can also be a unique center to your yard decor. These fire bowls are hand made to order by an artist in Tennessee who also fabricates a variety of other designs. See more by this artist here.


Blue Stone Fire Pit

11. Blue Stone Fire Pit

Amazing how someone can start with a couple of pallets of blue stone and turn it in to this. After 72 hours of work, Mark Jurus had completed an everlasting Christmas present for his mother. The video shows the artist’s steps in building this 7.5ft wide behemoth fire pit.


Fire Breathing Dragon

12. Dragon Fire Pit

It took some serious metal working to fabricate this one, but it was well worth it. Good idea if you have a bunch of junk metal lying around and know how to use an arc welder. I might consider doing this with a Phoenix.


Backyard Grilling Fire Pit

13. Backyard Grilling Fire Pit

This grill is unique because it folds down for storage in a matter of minutes. Unfortunately it has been discontinued by the manufacturer (CRM Distributing) for unknown reasons, but perhaps it will come back. Sunnydaze Decor Backyard Grilling Pit? What do you think? Sure looks perfect for camping.


Great Fire Bowl

14. Great Bowl O’ Fire

The amazing metal work of John T Unger and the resilient materials used, make these fire bowls a completely functional work of art. John hand-cuts each bowl to ensure quality in each piece he creates. See all of John’s work here>


Moss Rock Fire Pit

15. Moss Rock Fire Pit

Sometimes outdoor decor clashes with the natural exterior elements. For instance, a large fire bowl might seem out of place in the Minnesota Northwoods but perfect for the suburbs of Illinois. When decorating, you must work with the space to create harmony. The natural stone pictured (left) has been carved out to create a one of a kind fire pit. The work was done by The Rock Place in Elkhorn, Nebraska but I suspect anyone with a concrete saw and a large boulder could replicate the design.


Fire on Water Fountain

16. Fire on Water Fountain

Who doesn’t dream of combining the two most dramatic elements of nature?  Water and fire unite in this creation and others like it by Fireside Expressions. They make custom water fountain/fire pits. You could choose to create your own if you use an underwater gas manifold.


Bonfire Pit

17. Bonfire Pit

This HUGE bonfire pit allows for homeowners with even the smallest of yards to enjoy a large fire with friends without worrying about fire spread or a messy cleanup.  Unfortunately, this bonfire pit is only sold in Australia by Potanico, a major supplier of outdoor decor in the Australian market.


Texas Fire Pit

18. Artistic Fire Pit

Melissa of Fire Pit Gallery creates these metal works right in the garage of her Ohio home.  She creates masterpieces that are much more detailed than most while keeping the costs low.  Notice the cracked liberty bell.  Melissa’s designs can be found all over the United States.  See more of her designs here>


Electronic Fire Pit

19. Electronic Radiator

Because of its innovative nature, this next one has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Gizmodo, and Bornrich. The Nobo Electric Radiator by CLDesigns definitely ups-the-ante in modern decor and fire. When turned on, the glass “logs” glisten and dance with light as if actually on fire. The unit even produces heat as a real fire pit would, hence the term radiator. This unit is currently priced at $2800.


Deathstar Fire Pit

20. Deathstar Fire Pit

Finally number 20, the Deathstar Fire Pit. Yes, I know it’s a photoshopped image, but I love it just the same. It just goes to show that even if you are a bit nerdy, you can add some personality to your outdoor area too.

 

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Chuck is the CEO and owner of Serenity Health & Home Decor where he specializes in game tables & landscaping related products and services.
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