When it comes to a backyard fire pit, you have three options: custom built-in, prefab and portable. There are some major differences between these fire pit types that you should consider. Use the chart below to help you quickly compare and decide which fire pit type is best suited to your needs.

For more information on each fire pit type, visit the links in the chart headings below:

Built-In

Prefab

Portable

Portable

No

Semi

Yes

Cost

$$$

$$

$

Fuel

Wood
Propane
Natural Gas

Wood
Propane
Natural Gas

Wood
Propane
Ethanol Gas

Style Options

Bonfire Pit
Fire Hearth
Fire Bowl
Table

Fire Table
Fire Bowl

Bonfire Pit
Fire Hearth
Fire Table

Style Options

Can be built with concrete, stone, brick or a combination of these.

Typically made of a lightweight precast concrete.

Metal is the most common material.

Related Links

Bonfire pit
Fire Bowl
Fire table
Fire hearth

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