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  • Writer's pictureBenton Purtle at Tropicraft

Fire Pits - Extend your Outdoor Season

Updated: Oct 12, 2022

Outdoor Fire Tables

Fire tables can be found in various shapes, sizes, and materials. They can be made of concrete or aluminum and can be modern or rustic in style. They can turn your backyard into a great place for entertaining all year round. If you are looking for the perfect place to enjoy a fire, consider an outdoor fire table.

A counter-height dining table, fire pit combination with dining chairs.
The Elk Lodge fire table & dining set - stay toasty outside!

An outdoor fire table is a stylish and functional piece of outdoor furniture. There are many different styles and designs available, from very basic models to elaborate models with timers and remote controls. It is important to keep in mind that the fire tables should not be left unattended, and children should never play around them. They could burn themselves, or someone else.

Outdoor fire tables have many benefits, from keeping you warm on cold nights to being a stylish addition to any backyard space. This kind of furniture also gives you the option of entertaining guests while you eat, drink, play games, or just enjoy the company of family and friends.

How Does A Fire Table Work?

A fire table is an outdoor heater that can be used to provide warmth and comfort. The burners in a fire table create heat by burning a combination of fuels, including the propane or natural gas fire tables provided by Tropicraft Patio. This will allow you to enjoy a fire in your backyard even if there is no electricity available.

The basic concept of a fire table is similar to that of a traditional fire pit. You provide fuel and ignite the fire. Spark screens are available to keep stray embers from reaching the table's edges or its surrounding outdoor furniture. However, it is still important to pay attention and be aware of your surroundings.

A fire table is an excellent option for a patio, backyard, or deck. They are much safer than throwing logs into a bin. Gas fire tables can be fueled by an underground gas line or a propane tank. Fire tables also feature lids, and protective tempered glass covers to protect the surface and surrounding furniture.

What Is The Right Size Fire Pit Table For Me?

In terms of function, fire tables can be divided into three types: fire pits, bar tables, and fire tables. The size of your fire pit table should be based on your needs and the size of your space. Tropicraft Patio offers several shapes, sizes, heights and materialsto accommodate your outdoor plans.

Two MGP adirondack chairs with a fire pit.
Polywood HDPE adirondack chairs by TCI help you to relax as you enjoy the glow & warmth.

If you have a large patio, then you should choose an area with enough space to handle a small crowd seated around your new fire pit. This is important in keeping the fire controlled and ensuring that you can sit near it without getting too hot.

Types Of Fire Tables

There are several different types of fire tables. You can always choose a size and style that match best with your outdoor needs. Consider how you'll use the table! Is it a place for the whole family to relax or an accessory for a mixed-use outdoor space? Will you be using it to rest service plates, or even using it as a dinner table?

Mantel (Table-Style)

When choosing a table, consider the size of the room you're planning to use it in and what features you'll need.

Mantel tables are popular for their mid-height profiles, which makes them ideal for a cozy conversation. They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. Most are constructed of aluminum and come with table covers and glass wind guards. In addition, they are designed for outdoor use, so they are perfect for a patio or deck.

Bar Tables

A Bar Table is similar to just an oversized table that may include additional bar-height stools. It’s often built for large social gatherings in front of a fire pit and might include a small fireplace or outdoor kitchen. These may allow for mixed-use purposes, both as a fire table and as a dinner table for you and your guests, and will always be the center of attention for an autumn garden party.

Six counter-height dining chairs around a fire pit, covered in resin wicker weave.
Resin wicker-covered, aluminum framed, and a fire to keep you chatting for hours.

Fire tables are beautiful outdoor furnishings that work best with a patio or backyard. They give you the ambiance of a traditional fire pit, without the mess of poker and logs. They include concealed storage compartments for propane tanks or optional natural gas converters, so you don't need to have a scout in the family to build a fire for you.

Whether you're planning a dinner party or just want to impress your guests, you'll be able to set the mood with a beautiful fire table. You'll want to consider how much space you have, and what style you want. The shape, height and diameter of your table will determine how much room it will take up.

Final Thoughts

For some, fire tables provide a unique experience because they instill a feeling of being in an indoor fire pit or barbecue grill. You can customize your fire tables the way you want. Whether you're planning an outdoor party, a romantic dinner, or just want to enjoy the ambiance of a warm fire, there are many options for fire tables. Most fire tables are low-sided, so you should absolutely consider adding a spark screen if children or small pets will be nearby. Be sure to check out brands like Cabana Coast (Round & Aluminum fire pits), Ratana, Castelle (Aluminum fire pits), Homecrest, and DWL.

Although fire tables can be left outside, it's best to cover them when not in use. Then, you can easily move them to another area of your yard to enjoy the fire. A fire table is ideal for creating a warm, cozy atmosphere, and it's a great way to increase your entertaining space.

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