Best Wood Burning Outdoor Fire Pits

Ah, the smell of wood smoke billowing from an outdoor fire pit. The glow of the logs illuminating the faces of loved ones, the pops and crackles of expanding and contracting wood providing background music for a perfect summer evening. Humans have gathered by fire for fellowship since it was discovered and a wood burning outdoor fire pit is a perfect way to connect with that harmony.

But how is one to know what wood burning fire pit is right for them? There are so many brands and models on the market. There are so many things to consider before purchasing. We're here to help you find the perfect wood burning fire pit for you.

How To Tell Which Wood Burning Fire Pit Is Best?

There are a lot of wood burning fire pits out there and each manufacturer has their own spin on the basic design. Overall, you have to consider what features and specifications you want and need. But don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Fire Pit Safety

If you have young children or mischievous pets, you’ll want to make sure whatever wood burning fire pit you buy is safe for them to be around.

Material

Unlike their gas counterparts, wood burning fire pits are typically only built with one material: steel. This is a good thing! Steel is one of the best metals to contain fire.

Durability

You want a fire pit that lasts. Although you’ll want to cover the wood burning fire pit when not in use, you should still find one that holds up to the elements. I’m of the opinion that when someone buys something, they should buy it for the long term. Wood burning fire pits are no different!

Aesthetics

Taste is subjective of course and I’m of the mindset that form should follow function. But you’re purchasing this wood burning fire pit both for its utility and for how it will look on your deck, patio, or in your yard. Be sure to find something you and your family are going to like!

Our Top Wood Burning Fire Pit

This wouldn’t be much of an article without us telling you our top pick for wood burning fire pit. Unsurprisingly, it’s a name I’m sure you’ve heard before:

Solo Stove Bonfire - Patio Fire PitSolo Stove Bonfire

The Solo Stove Bonfire has been our favorite fire pit to use in our backyards. Since completing its Kickstarter campaign, it has skyrocketed to be one of the best selling wood burning fire pits on the market. This is in no small part to the top-notch craftsmanship, the portability, and the efficient burn it manages to achieve. If you’ve not been in the presence of fire pit excellence before, I suggest you find one soon!

List of Wood Burning Fire Pits

Maybe you have a larger backyard than we do, or maybe the Solo Stove doesn’t appeal to you that much. That’s okay! There are many other wood burning fire pits to choose from.

Wood Burning Fire Pits

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Sunnydaze 36 Inch Large Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit with Spark Screen

Sunnydaze 36 Inch Large Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit with Spark Screen

view pricefull review Sunnydaze Decor4.5 Star Average Rating 24" x 36" x 36"WoodSteel
Sunnydaze 30 Inch Bronze Crossweave Wood Burning Fire Pit with Spark Screen

Sunnydaze 30 Inch Bronze Crossweave Wood Burning Fire Pit with Spark Screen

view pricefull review Sunnydaze Decor4 Star Average Rating 20" x 30" x 30"WoodSteel
Landmann 26364 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit

Landmann 26364 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit

view pricefull review Landmann4.5 Star Average Rating 24.25" x 25" x 28.5"WoodSteel
Walden Backyards – The Kindred Backyard Fire Pit Round 30” Diameter

Walden Backyards – The Kindred Backyard Fire Pit Round 30” Diameter

view pricefull review Walden Backyards4 Star Average Rating 11.2" x 24" x 24"WoodSteel
Solo Stove Bonfire

Solo Stove Bonfire

view pricefull review Solo Stove5 Star Average Rating 14" x 19.5" x 19.5"WoodStainless Steel

Wood Burning Fire Pit Comparison Tool

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  • 36 Inch Large Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit36 Inch Large Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit
  • 30 Inch Bronze Crossweave Wood Burning Fire Pit30 Inch Bronze Crossweave Wood Burning Fire Pit
  • 26364 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit26364 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit
  • The Kindred Backyard Fire Pit Round 30'' DiameterThe Kindred Backyard Fire Pit Round 30'' Diameter
  • BonfireBonfire

36 Inch Large Bronze Crossweave Fire Pit

Sunnydaze Decor4.5 Star Average Rating 24" x 36" x 36"WoodSteelview pricefull review

30 Inch Bronze Crossweave Wood Burning Fire Pit

Sunnydaze Decor4 Star Average Rating 20" x 30" x 30"WoodSteelview pricefull review

26364 23-1/2-Inch Savannah Garden Light Fire Pit

Landmann4.5 Star Average Rating 24.25" x 25" x 28.5"WoodSteelview pricefull review

The Kindred Backyard Fire Pit Round 30'' Diameter

Walden Backyards4 Star Average Rating 11.2" x 24" x 24"WoodSteelview pricefull review

Bonfire

Solo Stove5 Star Average Rating 14" x 19.5" x 19.5"WoodStainless Steelview pricefull review