An outdoor hearth can be completely different – from an ordinary pit lined with brick to a massive barbecue oven, almost a summer kitchen. In this article, Our site of advice will tell you what the hearths that have become part of the table are like, will give examples of such an unusual element of an outdoor recreation area.
The main charm of hearth tables is that you can have lunch or dinner while looking at the bright lights of the flame. Very nice, cozy, this is really the center of the entire patio, its “heart”. A table with a hearth in the center will definitely surprise guests and allow organizing outdoor parties.
Purchased tables with a hearth can be gas, connected to a cylinder located nearby. In addition, there are hearths operating on purified alcohol, denatured ethanol. Actually, these are biofireplaces, the portal wrote in detail about the rules for the installation and operation of which. Minus the biofireplace in the table – you can’t cook on it! This is just a decorative element, and for the barbecue you will have to equip a free-standing barbecue.
More functional and attractive for those who prefer to cook on a live fire are tables with a built-in bowl for wood and coals. In this case, a source of live fire is actually located in the center of the table, you need to throw firewood. The worktop must be large enough so that the distance from seated people to the flame does not pose a risk of burns.
Multifunctional tables have two removable bowls – one of them is steel for ice. When you do not need to cook something, it is convenient to cool drinks in this bowl, which is a huge plus for a hot summer day. If it is decided to fry something on a wire rack or skewers, the steel bowl is changed to a thicker cast iron bowl of the same size. And the table turns into a stove.
The hearth table can be installed in a closed gazebo, only you need to take care of the chimney. And then you can use it all year round.
A ready-made table with a hearth in the form of a built-in bowl for coal and firewood can cost about 40 thousand rubles. You can make such an element of the picnic area with your own hands, for example, from an old metal barrel built into the table. Just for safety reasons, you need to worry about the presence of a non-combustible layer between the hearth and the countertop.