Best Fire Pit Tables 2023

Best Fire Pit Tables 2023

This article is courtesy of Popular Mechanics.

Best Fire Pit Tables

    What to Consider

    Start by measuring your space to figure out the appropriate dimensions for a fire pit table, and make sure any model you're eyeing has proportions that will work with your existing furniture and overall outdoor setup.

    Most fire pit tables are propane-fueled, and some convert to natural gas. If you have an expansive patio to heat, look for options with 50,000-plus BTUs, or the natural gas equivalent. Fire pit tables typically have a hidden compartment in the base for the propane tank (some even have separate towers for tanks that serve as an end table or plant stand) and many double as coffee tables, with an insert to place over lava rocks. The glass wind guards you may see in photos allow you to safely set a glass of wine on the tables's edge, though they're almost always sold separately. While fire pit tables are primarily used for warmth and ambiance rather grilling, there are a few options on the market that do both.

    If you're planning to use your fire pit to grill, your best bet is to buy a smokeless fire pit with a grate or other wood-burning options. Finally, if you’re planning to put the fire pit table on a deck, check to make sure the one you buy is safe to use on wooden surfaces, or purchase a heat barrier to place underneath.

    How We Selected

    To determine the best fire pit tables on the market, we honed in on those with at least a four-star average customer rating and narrowed our shortlist down to a handful of high-quality pieces with the best design and features. Our selection includes fire pit tables in a range of sizes across price points that work well in a variety of outdoor settings.

    Looking for more great additions to your backyard? Check out our coverage of the best portable fire pits, above-ground pools, and outdoor sectionals.

    Propane Fire Pit Table
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    GREAT VALUE

    Bali Outdoors Propane Fire Pit Table

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 28 x 28 x 25 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane
    • Exterior Material: Metal
    • BTUs: 50,000

    Here’s a fire pit table with a solid lineup of desirable features—and it has an average 4.6-star rating from more than 3,700 Amazon customers. A major highlight is the included lid that's designed to be set over lava rocks, creating enough space in the center of the table for a wine bottle, glasses, and a few snacks.

    It's constructed of iron with an antique finish and features decorative details on the base. The fire pit table is powder-coated to prevent rust, and although it’s on the smaller side, it kicks out 50,000 BTUs of heat, with a side door in the base that hides the propane tank.

    Sedona Concrete Fire Pit Table
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    BEST LARGE RUSTIC

    Real Flame Sedona Concrete Fire Pit Table

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 38.2 x 38.2 x 15.2 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane (with natural gas conversion kit included)
    • Exterior Material: Concrete
    • BTUs: 65,000

    This handsome rustic fire pit table is made of concrete, but has the look of natural stone. The table, which can be placed on a wooden deck as long as there's a heat-resistant barrier underneath, is propane-fueled and delivers 65,000 BTUs of heat, with a removable panel to store the propane tank and a knob on the side to adjust the flame. It also comes with a gas conversion kit—a major bonus—if you have a natural gas line hookup, and lava rocks and glass beads are included with the table's purchase.

    Fire Pit Table
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    BEST LARGE CONTEMPORARY

    Outland Living Fire Pit Table

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 44 x 32 x 24 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane
    • Exterior Material: Aluminum
    • BTUs: 50,000

    50,000This popular fire pit table gets an average of 4.8 stars from more than 1,000 customers. Its elegant design allows it to blend in seamlessly with a range of décor, whether you choose the cool-tone slate gray that’s shown or the warmer espresso brown.

    It has a powder-coated aluminum frame, covered in an all-weather material woven to resemble wicker, and supplies 50,000 BTUs of heat. There’s a black tempered-glass insert to place over the lava rocks, which creates a flat surface and turns it into a coffee table.

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    Propane Fire Pit Table
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    BEST LARGE INDUSTRIAL

    Orren Ellis Propane Fire Pit Table

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 24 x 56 x 15 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane
    • Exterior Material: Concrete
    • BTUs: 50,000

    This slate gray concrete fire pit table with a distressed finish will add Brutalist vibes to your outdoor space. This model produces 50,000 BTUs of heat, can be used on a wood deck with a heat-resistant protective barrier, and the flame adjusts with a knob on the side. It comes with lava rocks, a protective rain cover, and, like other higher-end options, includes a side table to store the propane tank.

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    Concrete Fire Pit Table
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    BEST SMALL INDUSTRIAL

    AKOYA Outdoor Essentials Concrete Fire Pit Table

     

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 42 x 42 x 12 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane
    • Exterior Material: Concrete
    • BTUs: 50,000

    This sleek fire pit table has a distinctive look that's sure to elevate any outdoor space. It’s made from lightweight concrete, with a molded finish that adds visual interest, and it comes with a stainless steel panel with a handle that can be set over the lava rocks when it isn’t in use.

    The fire pit produces 50,000 BTUs of heat and comes with a protective cover, but the side table for storing the propane tank is sold separately. If that’s a dealbreaker, there are other options that use natural gas.

    Tackett Fire Pit Table
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    BEST ROUND

    Beachcrest Home™ Tackett Fire Pit Table

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 44 x 44 x 23 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane
    • Exterior Material: Aluminum
    • BTUs: 50,000

    If you’re looking for a fire pit that doubles as a coffee table, this one is an excellent choice. It includes a lid that gives you ample room to serve appetizers before settling in for conversation, and eliminating the need for a separate piece of furniture. Plus, it’s attractive enough to coordinate with any outdoor setup.

    The 44-inch-wide round table is made of rust-resistant aluminum, with 50,000 BTUs of heating power and a knob on the side to adjust the flame. Underneath, there’s space to store the propane tank.

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    Metropolis Cast Concrete Fire Pit
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    BEST LARGE MODERN

    Elementi Metropolis Cast Concrete Fire Pit

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 56 x 32 x 14 inches
    • Fuel Type: Liquid propane
    • Exterior Material: Concrete
    • BTUs: 45,000

    If you're looking for a stunning centerpiece to add to your outdoor space, look no further than this fire pit table, which is truly a standout in terms of both form and function. It’s made from high-performance cast concrete and offers plenty of space around the flame for glasses of wine.

    It’ll keep everyone warm and cozy too, with an impressive 45,000-BTU heat output. The fire pit comes with lava rocks, and creates an impressive flame when it's lit. It also has enough space on it to place food and drinks, or even play a board game with friends and family.

    Eliannah Fire Pit Table
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    BEST SMALL CONTEMPORARY

    Latitude Run Eliannah Fire Pit Table

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 28 x 28 x 24.7 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane
    • Exterior Material: All-weather resin wicker
    • BTUs: 50.000

    The all-weather polyester wicker wrapped around the base of this fire pit table gives it a warm, contemporary look. It’s just the right size for a small deck or patio, and gives off 50,000 BTUs of heat, with space underneath to store the propane tank. It's made from powder-coated aluminum and comes with an insert to place over the lava rocks, allowing it to double as a small table.

    A protective rain cover is included, and nearly 400 customers give it an average rating of 4.6 stars.

    Iona Concrete Fire Pit Table
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    BEST SMALL MODERN

    Etta Avenue Iona Concrete Fire Pit Table

    Key Specs

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 24 x 34.5 x 34.5 inches
    • Fuel Type: Propane
    • Exterior Material: Concrete
    • BTUs: 50,000

    This modern fire pit is attractive and well-sized to fit in any backyard. It's made of concrete with a smooth gray finish, and the propane tank is hidden inside. The control panel makes it easy to adjust the flame and turn on and off.

    The pit comes with a cover included, as well as a lid to convert the fire pit back to a table when not in use. Last but not least, it comes delivered with fire rocks to tie everything together and disperse an even flame.

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    Wood-Burning Fire Pit Table
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    BEST FOR GRILLING

    Zeny Wood-Burning Fire Pit Table

    Key Specs

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 32 x 32 x 13 inches
    • Fuel Type: Wood
    • Exterior Material: Metal
    • BTUs: N/A

    This versatile wood-burning fire pit table is another great value, as it offers a substantial grill surface and includes several extra accessories as part of the package. It has a black powder-coated metal frame to prevent rust, with an embossed stone pattern on top and four wide, sturdy legs. It comes with a grill grate, fire poker, mesh screen with a top ring, and a protective rain cover, and customers say that the piece’s low, square shape makes it ideal for large group gatherings.

    Cheena Stone Outdoor Fire Pit Table
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    BEST RUSTIC

    Loon Peak Cheena Stone Outdoor Fire Pit Table

    Key Specs

    • Dimensions (L x W x H): 20.47 x 27.36 x 27.36 inches
    • Fuel Type: Charcoal; wood burning
    • Exterior Material: Stone
    • BTUs: N/A

    If you've been on the lookout for a rustic fire pit but you're limited on space, this is a great option for you. The main part of the fire pit is mostly made of a simulated magnesium oxide stone, meaning it's flame retardant and durable.

    It comes with a cover included, and the two handles on the side make it easy to move around. However, it can't be used on a wooden deck, so this fire pit is best for concrete and stone patios.