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Fire pits are a great accessory for the outdoor area but their design is not very versatile when it comes to seating arrangements. Their design usually puts them low to ground. If you regularly have a large group of friends over and it’s standing room only then they are terrific but for smaller groups who like to lounge in a comfortable chair then a fire that is low to the ground is not optimum. For this situation a fire pit patio table would be more suited. A fire pit table is exactly how it sounds. It’s a fire pit with a table surrounding it.

The design of a fire pit table brings them further up from the ground making them perfect for a small group of people to sit around them in comfortable outdoor lounge chairs. Some table designs only function is to get the fire up off ground level but others incorporate enough table are for it to be used as a patio table as well. Larger models can even be used as an outdoor dining table.

Fire pit tables are either of the wood burning variety or the gas burning variety. Some people still love the character and charm that only wood fires can provide. Nothing beats the crackle and pop of a real wood fire but it does have its disadvantages. Flying sparks and embers can be a danger so wood fires require an extra mesh cover. Guests and neighbors can also become annoyed by the smoke. The smell also sticks to clothes which many people don’t appreciate. Cleaning can also be a pain. Ash is an annoying by product of wood fires and will need to be cleaned out. One advantage to this is that ash makes a great garden fertilizer when mixed with compost.

A gas fire has none of the problems associated with wood fires so gas powered fire pits are becoming a more popular accessory. You also don’t have to shower to get the smell off. A gas bottle is much easier to transport than a load of firewood and they also make a great camping accessory.

A fire pit table can not only be useful but also be a beautiful addition to any outdoor patio or deck. For more examples of beautiful outdoor furniture check out the author’s website at outdoor bar sets.