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Types of Backyard Firepits

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  • Gene Caballero
  • May 07, 2021

Backyard fire pits are a great feature for any yard that will increase your homes value. However, there is a lot to break down before you get a fire pit of your own. From fire pit safety to choosing the right style of fire pit. This infographic has everything you need to know about fire pits so that you can get started with one of your own. 

What types of fire pits are there?

There are many types of fire pits, some are as simple as a hole in the ground surrounded by some stones. But when it comes to commercially available fire pits. There are 4 main types which are; a fire bowl, fire tub, built-in fire pit, and a campfire ring.  

What are some things to keep my fire pit safe?

No doubt about it, when it comes to fires, safety should be a primary concern. Aside from complying with local fire restrictions, you will want to keep some of these safety tips in mind; always place your fire pit in an open area and never on a wooden deck, never place a fire pit in an enclosed area,  and always keep a fire extinguisher at your side. For more fire pit safety tips check out this infographic. 

What types of wood should I use in my fire pit?

In an outdoor fire pit, you can use pretty much any type of wood you can get your hands on. But each burns uniquely. Ash for example burns hot, even when it is “green”. Spruce and pine are also hot and fast burners that are easy to light. Alternatively, maple and oaks are hard to light especially when it's not seasoned. 

What is the longest-lasting fire pit material?

While ceramic and stone last the longest, when it comes to metal fire pit you want to go with a stainless steel or copper material if you want your fire pit to last. Cast iron can be a good option too, but should only be used for permanent placement as it is a heavy material that is difficult to use. 


At the end of the day, fire pits are a great addition to any backyard. By following the tips in this infographic on fire pits, you can be sure that you get the most out of the style you choose. Check out Avant Garden Decor for more great info on fire pits, and be sure to share this infographic with your friends and family. 

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