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Since the beginning of time, people are fascinated by flickering fire. An open fire in the garden is therefore the icing on the cake for many. For warm evenings with romantic flickering flames, there are many different design options. From small to large, bricked or mobile, made of stone, metal or glass - for a fire pit in the garden, the various variants.
If you have a bit of space in the garden and can plan generously, you should plan a brick fireplace in the design. This can be embedded in a lower garden area in the ground, the step in the hearth area then at the same time forms the bench, or at the same height with the floor level with additional chairs and benches seated outside. There are no limits to the variety of forms in freely planned fireplaces. Make your fireplace round, oval, square or oblong - just as it fits the rest of the garden design. For the construction, you can also choose from a variety of stone types, such as clinker, granite, paving stones, sandstone, fireclay or quarry stones. But make sure that the stones are heat resistant and do not shatter at high temperatures. If you prefer to have the fire at eye level, you can use the classic brick fireplace variant of a garden stove or brick barbecue with a fireplace. These are available as a kit in stores.
A brick fireplace in the gravel garden with matching bench made of stone
Campfire and Sweden fire
If you like it rustic, you can place an open fire place instead of a designed fireplace. For this, you need a sheltered place with a firm surface on which you can remove the turf in the appropriate radius. Then create an outer boundary with a few heavy stones or wooden blocks. The firewood is stacked around the campfire in the middle of the fireplace as a pyramid. Real campfire romance is ensured by all-round mats or seat cushions. A classic Swedish fire is a special, natural kind of fire bowl. An approximately 50 centimeters thick, specially slotted tree trunk or block of wood burns from the inside out. Unlike conventional firewood, softwood is used primarily for a Swedish fire, with a burning time of two to five hours. A fire in Sweden can be placed anywhere on non-combustible ground. After burning, the well-cooled remains of the block are disposed of over the organic waste.
A campfire in the garden is wild-romantic
Fireplaces of metal
Fire bowls, fire baskets and pillars of fire in the garden of iron or Cortenstahl are becoming increasingly popular. They are available in countless variations, large and small, with high or low edges, lacquered or rust-proof. You can permanently install the vessels on fixed ground or flexibly place variants with feet where they wish. However, always make sure that the substrate is stable, non-flammable and also heat-resistant. Do not put fire bowls and baskets on the lawn! The great heat can lead to smoldering fires in the ground! A wind-protected place of installation protects against smoke and flying sparks. With fire baskets, which are open from below, embers come out, which must be collected for example on a metal plate. If the firebox is firmly installed in one place, you should protect it with a lid from rain, otherwise it will run and rust.
Fire baskets burn better than fire bowls because the fire also gets air from below