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Everyone likes to watch the dance of tamed fire, but there are those for whom the flame is not only relaxation, but also recharging with the energy of this powerful element.
campfire table — a factory product made of corten or just stainless steel. The second option is more affordable, but less durable, however, this disadvantage is compensated by high aesthetics and the ability to cook a grill menu.
Biofireplace does not require firewood, it is filled with biofuel (ethyl alcohol). This is the safest type of fire that does not require a chimney and does not smoke the air. It can be easily arranged inside the house. The option is purely decorative, but you can still warm your hands at this hearth.
In the photo: a stylish hearth powered by biofuel. The bowl is filled with concrete balls of different calibers and the style is fully consistent with the look of the house.
recessed bowl came to us from time immemorial, when people still lived in caves. Since then, nothing has changed, even the materials of manufacture. It is enough to make a depression in the ground and overlay it with stones. If there are stands above the fire, you can place a pot and cook a fragrant fish soup.
raised bowl the most convenient type of fireplace: durable, you can make it yourself according to your size and any configuration. If you think over the design and dimensions in advance, then on such a fireplace you can cook grilled dishes and even barbecue.
It is desirable to paint over the bowl itself with heat-resistant paint.
A beautiful spherical shape of a fire bowl can be achieved only in the factory, it is possible to make a handicraft version only in a forge … this is a weighty argument to “turn on” fantasy and come up with a faceted shape.
What kind of brick to take for a fire bowl?
Fireclay is better suited for the inside, while it is important that it does not come into contact with moisture-intensive soil and the presence of a lid over the bowl in this case is simply necessary.
Hollow bricks cannot be used for a fire bowl; the entire structure can be made entirely of solid ordinary bricks or clinker.
The worst rock for a fireplace is limestone, which should be completely abandoned. Affordable pebbles and sandstone will still serve you for more than one year, although they also have a rather limited heating-cooling cycle.
It will extend the life of such a stone hearth … its size: the diameter of the fire bowl from 80 cm will remove the flame to a safe distance. Such a bowl will not have to be preserved for the winter.
IMPORTANT: laying a bowl of any material is done on a heat-resistant mortar (in fact, it is a ready-made mixture of sand, cement and fireclay).
gabions — a symbiosis of steel and stone. For this reason, entire installations for recreation, including a fire pit, are laid out from gabions.
A small nuance: the walls of the hearth are made of a wire structure filled with stone, and pebbles are poured onto the bottom of the bowl, on which they make a fire.
Gabions are made to order.
An additional «plus» is the price and availability of do-it-yourself execution. Therefore, more and more often we see patios with concrete bowls in the pictures.
For example, this concrete bowl is made using a removable wooden formwork. Small gaps were deliberately left between the boards, because when the formwork was removed, such a stepped relief turned out.
Most often, the patio area is used to accommodate an open hearth — a flat area framed by greenery is most conducive to romance.
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