I have a new obsession.
With the decks almost done, and the yard finally looking to be more than a large cat filled mud bog, I’m thinking about summer.
It’s been unusually warm and sunny in Seattle lately (warmest January on record!) and the Cherry Blossom Trees are tricked into blooming in March, which is completely ridiculous (but wonderful). All of this has got my mind racing on beautiful outdoor evenings…and outdoor fire pits.
Initially, I thought I’d just buy a fire pit at one of our local big box stores and throw it out when we wanted to use it, but all of the pits I’ve seen are fairly hideous. They often look like a combination of Conan the Barbarian, Mordor, and Paula Deen’s idea of a kitchen fryer.
I’ve been debating buying them off and on and then recently decided that a great summer project for me would be to build my own wood burning fire pit. I’ve seen plans for them before and I’m a reasonably intelligent person; I can do it right? Sure…
I’ve gotta decide what style would look good. Something modern, but one that won’t look outdated in a few years. This one, from HGTV caught my eye, but it might be a little too rustic.
I also like this one from Ehow, but I think it might be a little much since apparently we don’t live on a small Scottish island.
Last but not least is this bad boy from Remodelista who has a great series of pits.