How great are outdoor fireplaces? Growing up my friend who lived on a farm had one in their backyard they really weren’t a city thing as much back then. But I love the idea of something like this in an urban setting. Some of them can get pretty luxurious, others more relaxed and casual. Such a great way to spend a summer evening outdoors, roasting up some marshmallows without having to be at a campsite or summer cabin. Here’s a little round-up of outdoor fireplaces and firepits, some for inspiration, some to buy and some you can do yourself! Check them out below.
Urbanfire 1 of 10Designed to match a 50's Phoenix ranch house and to perfectly roast marshmallows - the folks at Modfire created this woodburning fireplace which won the 2011 Dwell's Design Best Furniture and Accessory.
Photo Credit: Modfire
The Fin Fire Pit 2 of 10This fire pit is made to last with thick 3/16" natural steel that will rust to a deep brown patina.
Handmade and available on Etsy at Austin Outdoor
Inspiration Fireplace 3 of 10A perfect setting for a late night dinner.
Photo by Amy Neunsinger
Zero 4 of 10This is like a little nest - a great escape for a late-night roast!
Photo Credit: AK47
Fire Pit: Redux 5 of 10After a little introduction on welding, the folks at The Brick House created this clever fire pit and explained on their blog how to do it yourself!
Check it out at The Brick House
A Corner Custom Made 6 of 10More inspiration with a custom-made corner spot fireplace at The Himmelkutter weekend house in Norway.
Photo Credit: Design Milk
Photo by Nils Petter Dale
DIY Portable Fire Pit 7 of 10Craft this beauty out of simple materials like a planter and cheap frames.
Photo Credit: Design Sponge
Lakehouse Inspiration 8 of 10
Build a Firepit Using Pavers 9 of 10Using pavers and a lot of brute strength, build a budget-friendly firepit.
Get the how-to at Home Road
Build a Firepit Using Bricks 10 of 10Another budget friendly idea. Use fire-hardened bricks so they'll be less prone to cracking with this how-to.
Get the tutorial from Home Magazine
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