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The outdoor chiminea was originally made out of clay but since they have been exported and used in areas where they weren’t originally intended they are now often made out of metal for greater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

Clay Chiminea

If you’re looking for a patio fireplace that has an earthy feel you might want to consider a clay chiminea. Clay chimineas are a specific type of outdoor fireplace that, traditionally, have a bulbous shape with a round belly to contain the fire and a long slim neck to vent the smoke and keep it from blowing in the faces of those enjoying this outdoor fireplace.

Clay chimineas have a distinct look and feel that make them unique, even though they now come in a few different styles. They were originally used in warm, dry climates and because of the nature of clay they are better suited to these climates. But if you live in an area with bouts of rain and freezing temperatures you can still use clay chimineas, you just need to take a few extra precautions to help protect it.

Before buying one, ask questions so you know how to use it properly. Many 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