Chimineas

Chimineas have become increasingly popular with the rise in popularity of outdoor fireplaces. While chimineas have evolved over the years to fit our needs, they have an interesting history. It is thought the first chimeneas were developed by Mexican tribesmen hundreds to thousands of years ago to provide heat.

The outdoor chiminea was originally made out of clay but since they have been exported and used in areas where they weren’t originally intended they are now often made out of metal for greater durability. The clay chimineas aren’t always able to handle the temperature change of a downpour of rain which can cause Continue reading

Pinion Wood

Once you have your outdoor fireplace or chiminea all set up you’ll probably want to know a little bit about the different types of wood you can burn in it. One of the types of wood that many people prefer for their outdoor fire pits and fireplaces is pinion wood. Pinion wood is popular for a few very good reasons.

Among the other benefits, pinion wood is easy to light, it puts out a good amount of heat, it burns for a long time and once the fire is no longer burning you’ll find very little ash left to clean so it is a great option for a chiminea-style fireplace. Continue reading

Outdoor Fireplace Covers & Fire Pit Covers

Outdoor fireplace covers are an important fireplace accessory. Once you’ve spent the time, energy and money to install your outdoor patio fireplace or fire pit you want to protect it to make sure it lasts for a long time. While you can buy fireplace covers for both indoor and outdoor fireplaces they are more important for outdoor fireplaces because fireplaces outside are constantly exposed to the elements from the sun, wind and rain to constantly changing high and low temperatures. This can easily damage your outdoor fireplace, and shorten it’s life dramatically. But with a little care and a fireplace cover you can extend the life and keep it looking nice.
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