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The Do’s and Don’ts of Owning A Fire Table

 Jul 1, 2019    Outdoor Living, Fire Bowls & Fixtures

Fire Tables are great for almost any time of year. They bring a nice aesthetic into a warm night and provide the means to stay outside during the cooler times of the year. 

There are a number of benefits to owning a fire table. It is our goal today to inform you of what these are. By the time you’ve read up on all the benefits provided by owning a fire table, you’ll have a better idea of whether you should own one or not. 

We’ll also explain some of the main dos and don’ts for utilizing your fire table. These are mostly for safety purposes. 

Feel free to take a look below if you would like to know more about fire tables!

Boulder Fire Table Made of Granite

Pros of a Fire Table

#1 – Fun

What could be more fun than having a big fire right outside your home. The look and feel of a fire bring most of us to a peaceful place. You can play music, tell stories, or just sit around it (at a safe distance) and talk. 

There is no end to the possibilities that come with a fire table. So long as you follow the correct safety procedures, anything is possible. 

#2 – Aesthetic

Not only is a fire table a lot of fun, but it also looks awesome. There are hundreds of different fire tables, but all of them look great. The real question for how to pick the best one depends on how your backyard looks. 

Once you have a fire table that fits your backyard, you’ll realize just how perfect it is. The only thing better than a warm, cozy fireplace is a table with a fire on top of it! 

Your fire table doesn’t even need to function as an actual table, either. You can choose one that is built into a stone slab shaped like a table or whatever else you want. At the end of the day, your preference is all you need to decide which one to go for. 

#3 – Energy Conservation

When you first look at the prices for good-looking, sturdy fire tables, you’ll likely see a larger number than you might expect. While this may be a shock at first, your fire table will pay itself back over time. How will it do this you ask? 

First of all, a fire table costs no more than a typical fireplace to power. The best ones use natural gas or liquid propane. These fuel types are quite good for energy conservation. 

On top of that, owning a fire table will draw you and your family out of the house. You’ll spend more time outside together with your fire table instead of being inside using electricity for the TV, lights, and so on.  

Square Cosmopolitan Reclaimed Wood Fire Table 60 Inch

The Dos and Don’ts of Using a Fire Table

Do Place Your Fire Table on a Flat Surface

This particular tip is probably an obvious one, but we figured we’d make it anyway. You should never install a fire table on a slope. Even the tiniest of slopes could be extremely dangerous. If your fire is tilting when you start it, any sudden gust of wind could carry it off the table and in the direction of a viewer. 

DON’T Get Too Close

For the very reason that we just mentioned, you should never get too close the fire table. If there is a gust of wind the fire may get close enough to burn you. Obviously, this is something you should avoid.

Fire is a great aesthetic to your patio, but you should treat it with the respect that it deserves. Fire may look amazing, but it is also dangerous for anyone who isn’t experienced with controlling it. 

DO Pay Close Attention to Any Children Around the Fire

Children aren’t always aware of just how dangerous a fire can be. If you leave them alone near a fire, they may decide to touch it out of curiosity. You should keep a close eye on them especially when they are playing. Keep them far enough away that there’s no risk of them getting hurt.

DON’T Leave the Fire Table Alone When Lit

Even if there are no other people around you, you should never leave an open fire alone. In the same way that you shouldn’t leave something cooking on a gas cooker, you also shouldn’t leave a fire table active without supervision. 

DO have an Emergency Fire Hydrant Nearby

In the event that anything goes wrong, make sure to keep a fire hydrant in an easy to access location. Don’t put it too close to the fire table in case the fire ends up blocking you from the hydrant.  

So long as you can access the fire hydrant within a couple of seconds after the fire starts, it should be a sufficient safety device. 

DON’T Cook on Your Fire Table

Cooking on a fire table can be quite hazardous. This is especially true if you use a gas burner fire table. Any grease or oils from the cooking could cause a fire hazard. On top of that, if any food particles get into the gas lines, it will be difficult to clean as well as being dangerous. 

So, for the sake of your own safety and to avoid needing to clean your gas lines every few days, we recommend you leave the cooking in the kitchen.  

Elliptical Dining Fire Table with Polished Top 82 Inch

Now that you’ve learned a fair bit about fire tables, you should have an idea of whether or not you want one. If you do, go take a look at our fire tables now!

Last updated on February 4th 2020.


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