Whether you want a sizable fire feature or only have the space for a smaller fire pit, the main component you need to consider is the type of fuel you will be burning. No matter the style or aesthetic qualities of your new installation, the type of fuel will affect a number of factors, such as safety, the amount of smoke, and the consequences for the environment.
As the popularity of fire features for the outdoors continues to grow, new innovations in design and materials hit the market every year. A category that once consisted of a simple round pit with basic gas logs has now evolved into beautiful designer hearth tops, colorful glass media and product in all shapes and sizes imaginable. OW Lee President Terri Lee Rogers offers a few tips on creating a sizzling backyard oasis, with fire as the star attraction.
So many times, products are marketed as “green” because they use recyclable materials, are made of “all natural” products or are manufactured in green facilities, but do these practices really reduce our carbon footprint? In this article we take a look at the best practices for “new green” outdoor furniture companies and what you can look for when buying Earth-friendly furniture.