A deck fire pit is a great add-on to any home, but it is important to make sure you have a deck safe fire pit. You’ll need to check if your deck is suitable for the kind of fire pit you want to install. If you are not sure, follow up with your local government before installing one. If you do, you’ll be able to safely enjoy the perfect centerpiece for you and your friends to gather around on a chilly day or a weekend barbecue.
How you intend to use your fire pit will determine what kind of deck fire pit to install. Gas, wood, and electric fire pits all have different pros and cons. For those with smoke issues you should use a gas fire pit for your deck. If you have a wood deck, you’ll have to consider the size of your deck and and what base you will be placing your fire pit on. If you already have a pre-installed deck, make sure the kind of fire pit you want to install fits on your deck. If you are building a new deck, you will want to leave enough space to walk around comfortably.
Top 10 Deck Fire Pits
Here are the 10 best deck safe fire pits:
|Deck Fire Pit Model||BTU||Dimensions||Weight||Price|
|Outland Living Series 401 Deck Safe Fire Pit||35,000||44 x 32 x 23||96 lbs|
|Bali Outdoors Square Deck Safe Fire Pit||50,000||28 x 28 x 25||49.5 lbs|
|Global Outdoors Square Deck Safe Fire Pit||Wood Logs||34 x 34 x 23.6||84.5 lbs|
|Bonnlo Deck Safe Fire Pit||Wood Logs||32 x 32 x 14.3||3.3 lbs|
|XtremepowerUS Deck Safe Fire Pit||40,000||38 x 38 x 25.5||125.7 lbs|
|AKOYA Rectangular Deck Safe Fire Pit||50,000||65 x 40 x 16||270 lbs|
|Best Choice Products Deck Safe Fire Pit||30,000||28 x 28 x 9.1||40 lbs|
|Christopher Knight Home Crawford Deck Safe Fire Pit||40,000||32 x 32 x 24||155 lbs|
|Catalina Creations Cast Iron Deck Safe Fire Pit||Wood Logs||29.5 x 29.5 x 19.7||45 lbs|
|Sunnydaze Cosmic Deck Safe Fire Pit||Wood Logs||42 x 42 x 23||35.1 lbs|
This is a brown 44-inch outdoor fire table. If you love fancy and exquisite with a touch of elegance this is for you. It uses propane gas as a source of fuel together with lava rocks. It comes with an auto ignition feature and burns at around 35,000 BTU. It has a unique feature which is a pre-attached 3 ft. hose with a regulator and a glass table cloth. It also comes with a stainless steel burner.
This is actually a great outdoor fire pit. It has a 50,000 BTU stainless steel burner, which makes it a great gas fire pit for a deck. It also comes with an electronic ignition which is safe as well as a lava rock. Most people love it due to its durable materials. It is especially convenient as you do not have to look for fire wood, and can simply switch it on.
When it comes to uniqueness and style this is the product for your patio. It comes with a great slate top, and an adjustable leg feature that makes it great for an outdoor deck. It has a deep fire bowl to increase air flow and can hold large flames.
When you are looking for ambiance plus a great door experience, Bonnlo does the work for you. This is a wood burning table meant for outdoor spaces. It comes with a durable heat resistant steel frame, which is very essential as it will withstand a lot of heat without posing danger. It also has a great fire screen to keep the flame under control. Its bowl height is around 4.3 inches.
This ExtremepowerUS is great for a deck or patio. Its major selling point is its convenience as it can be used as a table or a fire pit depending on your needs. We especially like the beautiful bronze color, which added an elegant touch. While it doesn’t come with a propane tank (would need to purchase separate), it has a heat output of 40,000BTU and is made of durable steel.
This AKOYA fire pit comes with a glass guard, crystals and has two colors ways to choose from (cobalt blue and brown). Its especially unique as it also acts as a 65-inch spacious table which can act as a good patio or deck table for a family dinner. It burns liquid propane to up to 50,000 BTUs and last up to 10 hrs. high setting or 28 hrs. low setting burn time.
This is an outdoor gas fire pit for deck, patios and porches. It comes in a wide range of colors. Most people who have used it love its unique natural stone design. The propane tank is connected via a hose and can be situated off to the side of the fire pit which makes it even better. It also has a stainless steel burner, but it only outputs up to 30,000 BTUs.
This is a great outdoor square stone fire table that uses propane gas. Its unique design will blend well with your backyard. It features an adjustable flame height, steel construction, and uses lava rocks to retain heat.
This heavy duty cast iron deck fire pit is a wood burning fire pit and comes in a unique design to fit your backyard. If you love cast iron fire pits or old-school, traditional themes, then this product is a must have. Its cover also protects your deck and patio from wayward sparks.
This fire pit uses wood and is very easy to start up. Its great for outdoor use with its circular design and its large size enables it to accommodate a number of people. Its a great fire pit and decoration piece. It comes with a fireplace poker, a metal grate protector.
You don’t have to go out of your way to change your deck to accommodate a fire pit. As you can see, there are many different types of fire pits that can suit any budget or preference. You can choose from propane fire pit tables to wood burning fire pits, all of which have different shapes, sizes, and features. Most come with all the accessories you need too, so you don’t have to buy additional parts separately. With all the different options to select from you should be able to find the right one for your deck.
What’s most important is to take proper safety precautions when selecting a deck safe fire pit. We generally recommend a gas fire pit instead of a of wood burning fire pit for a wood deck. And while all the fire pits we reviewed are deck safe in general, you should always take proper precaution. You can even go the extra step and buy a fire pit pad or mat to protect any wayward sparks. Another precaution is to shelter your fire pit from the wind to maintain proper control of the flame.
Creating space around your deck fire pit is important whether you are using a built in fire pit or a free standing fire pit. Leave enough space to move your chairs around. You should also consider the wind direction. You wouldn’t want to disturb your guests with smoke. If your patio is crowded, you will want to create a wind guard, especially for a wood burning fire pit. If a wood burning fire pit sounds like too much hassle, consider using a gas fire pit for deck.
If you are planning a fire pit that allows guests to sit around the fire, raise the fire pit around 18 inches above the ground. Make sure the foot stand is around 7 inches above the ground so it is not too close to the hot flames. Make sure your deck is able to withstand the flames as well as the weight. Using a fire pit pad is highly recommended. Make sure there is at least 2 feet space around it.