While the pit, dug in the ground could have only one modification, fire pit turned quickly from simple functional device to design element. And the possibility of constructing this device with one’s own hands, demonstrating one’s imagination and acumen, enriched the selection considerably.
According to the way of their installation, fire pits are divided in two main types: stationary and portable.
Stationary (or in-built) fire pits are generally installed on the prepared plot- in a hole , dug in the ground. They serve both as a comfortable place for rest and as an original element of the garden design. Stationary bonfire is located at ground level or higher, forming a stone elevation. The space around the fire pit can be graveled or tiled.
Mobile- or portable fire pit answers the description of an outdoor fireplace. It can have the shape of a bowl and be made of stone or metal. Such fire pits are generally equipped with legs. They can be installed on any flat surface ( trampled site, stone path, terrace, and even the table) and be moved to any other place at any moment.
There are portable fire pits of different sizes: from the tiny items 15 cm high to the table-sized constructions. The last ones are often fit out with the metal cover-plate. After removing the ashes from the bowl, the plate is fixed on the top, and a portable fire pit turns into a comfortable table.
The bowl itself can be used as decoration element or stylistic emphasis in the garden, in the yard, or even in the house (when it comes to the portable fire pit).