When man discovered the controlled use of fire during the Early Stone Age, roughly 790,000 years ago, he never could have imagined that the future of controlled fire was going to be so darn beautiful. Modern outdoor fire tables, designed to be an eye-catching focal point, create warmth and entice social gathering in the yard, are a decidedly hot trend in home design. Our Styleture editorial team members have long been fans of fire tables and we’ve been keeping our eyes out for the hottest ones on the market. Okay, now we’ve used “hot” and “hottest” in a fire table blog, so that means it’s time to get to it. Here are our five favorite outdoor fire tables:
Bond Newcastle Propane Gas Fire Table
This beauty has a stacked faux-stone base and marble tabletop with a wide border for plates and drinks. Its center cover opens to reveal lava rock and open flame. Puts out 30,000 BTU’s for lots of warmth on the deck or patio. A stainless steel burner with push-button igniter allows for easy starts and maintenance. Measures 35 by 32 by 24 inches.
California Outdoor Concepts Monterey Chat Fire Pit Table
Capturing the iconic California experience, this is a dashing addition to any backyard landscape. Combining aesthetic beauty with practical function, its mahogany-colored base and slate-like top are sleek and modern. Featuring an all stainless steel burner assembly filled with glass that provides a dramatic back drop for the flames. Measures 42 by 42 inches.
Alfresco Home Umbria Fire Pit Chat Table
This is an undeniably elegant and durable piece sure to add warmth to any space. Its frame is made from top quality wrought iron with a durable powder coat finish. A hand set and grouted travertine mosaic table top is finished and sealed for long lasting appearance and durability. Its bowl is iron with a copper finish. Measures 36 by 21 inches.
Outdoor GreatRoom Mocha Fire Table Fire Pit
This marvel combines the beauty of stacked stone with a durable, natural-looking super cast top to create a very sophisticated outdoor fire pit table. Switch on the flames with the crystal fire burner; its built to run on propane with an access door to conceal a standard tank, but it can be converted to natural gas with a conversion kit. Add a realistic looking log set (optional) to create a rustic look or convert it into a beverage cooler with an optional stainless steel bowl. Measures 22 by 48 by 36 inches.
Stone Forest Vesta Fire Table
This designer is truly peerless when it comes to creating products from natural materials. Featuring a blue/gray granite slab with a contrasting polished top and chiseled sides, and a stainless steel base. It includes a match lit trough burner kit for natural gas. Measures 18.4 by 42 by 24 inches.
Man may have discovered controlled fire hundreds of thousands of years ago, but it wasn’t until these fire tables that he learned how to maximize its potential and make it look so appealing.