10 Outdoor Fireplaces – Some to Buy, Some to DIY

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 10
    Designed 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 10
    The Fin Fire Pit
    This 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 10
    Inspiration Fireplace
    A perfect setting for a late night dinner.
    Photo by Amy Neunsinger
  • Zero 4 of 10
    This is like a little nest - a great escape for a late-night roast!
    Photo Credit: AK47
  • Fire Pit: Redux 5 of 10
    Fire Pit: Redux
    After 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 10
    A Corner Custom Made
    More 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 10
    DIY Portable Fire Pit
    Craft this beauty out of simple materials like a planter and cheap frames.
    Photo Credit: Design Sponge
  • Lakehouse Inspiration 8 of 10
    Lakehouse Inspiration
    A great example of how you can create a great space with a store-bought fireplace.
    Design by Thom Filicia (photo by Jonny Valiant) via Houzz
  • Build a Firepit Using Pavers 9 of 10
    Build a Firepit Using Pavers
    Using 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 10
    Build a Firepit Using Bricks
    Another 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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Jan is the co-founder of Poppytalk, a blog about the beautiful, the decayed and the handmade and Poppytalk Handmade, an online curated marketplace. Follow her on Twitter , Facebook and Pinterest!

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