Most don’t require any prep work – just set it in place, get some firewood and start using it. In terms of fuel you’ll have the choice among the traditional wood burning pits, those fueled by propane gas or by bio ethanol. Time to get cozy by the fire!

Cone Fire Pits
Modfire’s Urbanfire (above) is an ultra modern fire pit and a piece of art. Hand-made from natural steel, it comes in different finishes, ranging from natural metal to strong colors (blue, red, orange etc) or luxurious copper. 48-inch tall (about 120 cm), this impressive cone-shaped design will catch everyone’s eye. It comes as wood burning or propane fueled.

Made in corten steel, at first it has a rusty metal look, but with time and rain it will oxidize and become rather black. It has a practical wood storage compartment at the bottom.

Pharos is another conical fire pit / fireplace design from Leenders (above) but it’s also mobile which is ideal for outdoors. It can be easily moved around on solid wheels around your patio or garden to find the best suitable spot for the season. It’s made from 6mm thick cast aluminum and is available in several color combinations. How cool is its chimney!

Metal Fire Pits with Storage for Firewood
Zero by AK-47 is a contemporary round fireplace designed to be surrounded by people. 145 cm in diameter (4.75 feet), it’s made up of a central metal fire pit and an external firewood storage and seating unit. It makes an amazing centerpiece for large social places and it gets a more intimate dimension at home, surrounded by friends!

Harrie Leenders gets more contemporary with Spot (above), a compact outdoor fire pit which can also be used as a stove, and is designed to fit even the smallest outdoor spots. A 3-in-1 functional design object, Spot combines a pit, wood storage and an optional clip-on service tray. Perfect to enjoy a drink around the fire. Cheers!

Hanging Fire Pits
Is this the coolest fire pit idea you have seen yet? It’s hanging! Was found in someone’s backyard in Venice, Los Angeles, CA.

The Ranch Boss may be the largest Cauldron but not the only one. They come in 4 different sizes – look at the chart above to pick one that fits your patio or backyard best.

Bowl Fire Pits
Bowl pits are some of our favorites – what can be more aesthetically pleasing and conveniently shaped to safely make a fire than a bowl design. Especially an oversized pit like the one found in this Napa Valley weekend house by Jim Jennings Architecture.

Above, using a cast iron wash pot as a fire pit seems like a great idea – at least it worked for one gentlemen. It’s big, about 2.5 feet in diameter, and it looks cool.

Another awesome setting with a metal bowl fire pit as a centerpiece, rustic and funky even – notice those carved out seats. Don’t they remind you something?

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