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These Fire Tables Are Basically Grown-Up Firepits For Your Backyard or Patio

Rolling Stone 6 days ago Brandt Ranj
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If you’re fortunate enough to have a backyard and want a centerpiece for your outdoor space, you’ll want a fire table. The best fire tables add warmth and ambiance to your backyard or patio, providing a space to gather around with friends and a heating source for outdoor movie nights or dinner al fresco.

What Are the Best Fire Tables?

Below are some of the best fire tables you’ll find online. You’ll notice there’s a good amount of variety too — from sleek modern fire tables to minimal, budget-friendly units. Plus, most of our picks ship quickly through Amazon.

Best Overall: Grand Patio Outdoor Propane Fire Table

Best Budget Pick: Bali Outdoors Gas Fire Table

Best for Decks: Outland Living Fire Table

Biggest Fire: Akoya Outdoor Essentials Concrete Fire Table

Best Indoor/Outdoor: EcoSmart Fire Table Ark 40

Best Design: EcoSmart Fire Table Manhattan 50

1. Grand Patio Outdoor Propane Fire Table

BEST OVERALL

Grand Patio’s Outdoor Propane Fire Table is our top choice because of its performance, aesthetics, and price.

The 43-inch table is made out of a water-resistant wicker that Grand Patio says won’t get washed out after being exposed to sunshine. The fire table’s frame is made out of rust-resistant steel, and the tiles on top are made out of a ceramic material.

This fire table produces up to 45,000 BTU of heat from a single burner, which can be hidden by tiles when it’s not in use. That level of power means this fire table will be able to comfortably heat five or six guests who’re sitting around it.

We like that this fire table doubles as a coffee or card table when it isn’t on, and only have one real complaint: it doesn’t come with lava stones, beads, or a wind shield. You can get these accessories separately, but we’d prefer to see them as a bundle.

If that doesn’t bother you, Grand Patio’s Outdoor Fire Table is an excellent choice.

Buy: Grand Patio Outdoor Propane Fire Table $249.99

2. Bali Outdoors Gas Fire Table

BEST BUDGET PICK

If you’re sprucing up your backyard on a budget, you won’t find a better buy than Bali’s Outdoors Gas Fire Table.

The 28-inch fire table outputs heat at up to 50,000 BTU, which matches the power of tables that are significantly larger. If you’re hosting a bunch of people, you won’t have to huddle close to this fire table to feel the heat. Bali Outdoors doesn’t go into specifics about the materials it used for this fire pit beyond saying the burner is stainless steel, which is our only significant complaint.

Another thing to consider is that Bali Outdoors doesn’t bundle any accessories — including a cover — with its this fire table. That’s easier to forgive when you consider this fire table’s sub $200 price point. If you want those accessories, Amazon is offering a discount on both a cover and wind shield if you get them at the same time as this fire table.

If you want a basic, powerful fire table for your backyard, you can’t go wrong with this one from Bali Outdoors.

Buy: Bali Outdoors Gas Fire Table $179.99

3. Outland Living Fire Table

BEST FOR DECKS

If you’re looking for a fire table that offers a more elevated experience, Outland Living has the right one.

It’s 44 inches long, 32 inches wide, and 23 inches tall, which puts it in the mid-range size class compared to other fire tables in this guide. It’s made out of weather-resistant resin wicker and a 0.3-inch slab of black tempered glass. The fire table’s single burner is made out of stainless steel that produces flames up to 50,000 BTU hot, and its handles and dial are made out of chrome.

These deluxe materials were designed to weather some storms, which is good because Outdoor Living doesn’t include a cover. It also doesn’t include a wind guard or glass lid, though all three are available separately. The company does include a 15.5 pound “arctic ice decorative glass rock set,” which matches the table’s upscale look.

Like the other fire tables in this guide, this one runs on a propane tank that weighs up to 20 pounds. It sits in a storage compartment accessible by taking most of the left side off. Unlike those other tables, Outdoor Living left the place hollow enough to have extra storage space — it looks large enough to hold a second propane tank.

This table was also designed to work with a natural gas line (a conversion kit is sold separately), so you may not even need a tank if you’re installing this table in a more permanent position. Outland Living bundled this fire table with a pair of torches, which run off 1lb propane tanks. There’s a storage space at the base of each torch to hold the tank, so you’ll stay safe. If you have a larger space, and like the idea of getting a fire pit you may be able to upgrade over time with optional accessories, this one gets our recommendation.

Buy: Outland Living Fire Table $979.00

4. Akoya Outdoor Essentials Concrete Fire Table

BIGGEST FIRE

Akoya’s Outdoor Essentials Concrete Fire Table is a statement piece of furniture that will likely become the focal point of your entire backyard.

It measures just over 50 inches long and is made out of fiber concrete and steel that Akoya says has been painted with a durable finish. It has a heat output of 50,000 BTU and can run on either a propane tank or natural gas (a conversion kit is required).

We like this fire table’s modern aesthetic, which will go with any of your existing backyard furniture. It doesn’t look like it’s part of a specific theme (a cabana, for instance), which is a definite plus. It’s also great that the table comes bundled with colored crystals, a protective cover, and a concrete lid instead of requiring you to get them separately.

This is a deluxe choice, but in line with other statement pieces of furniture. The materials are certainly more substantial (not to mention flame resistant) than wicker. If you’re redoing your entire backyard, or plan on hosting a lot of parties this summer, Akoya’s Outdoor Essentials Concrete Fire Table is our recommendation.

Buy: Akoya Concrete Fire Table $1,379.00

5. EcoSmart Fire Table Ark 40

BEST INDOOR/OUTDOOR

Want to take that cozy fire inside? Pick up this Ark 40 fire table from EcoSmart. It works with natural gas or propane for outdoor setups, or bioethanol for lower-output, indoor-friendly use. If you choose to use it outside, definitely opt for propane, which the little fire will turn into 65,000 BTU of heat.

Besides power and fuel versatility, we think the Ark 40 does very well in the looks department. Measuring 40 inches in diameter, the smooth, round design is chic in just about any setting, and three color options let you customize the look to fit your taste. The fire table can also be equipped with a glass firescreen, which is sold separately.

Buy EcoSmart Fire Table Ark 40 $2,995

6. EcoSmart Fire Table Manhattan 50

BEST DESIGN

Here’s another great pick from EcoSmart: the Manhattan 50 fire table. Just like the Ark 40 above, the Manhattan 50 works with either propane, natural gas, or bioethanol for indoor use. It also has an equally powerful output of 65,000 BTU (with propane or natural gas) and 20,000 BTU with bioethanol.

One of our favorite features with the Manhattan 50 is its half fire, half coffee table design. This clever build means it can replace your current outdoor coffee table, as you’ll still have room for snacks, drinks, and books on one side.

Another benefit of the split design is that the Manhattan 50 looks gorgeous — especially in slatted teak, pictured above. The wood is also durable thanks to a water-repellent oil finish, which slows down wear and tear, and the whole piece is well-sized at 50 inches long and 30 inches deep.

Buy EcoSmart Fire Table Manhattan 50 $3,245

How Do Fire Tables Work?

The best fire tables are larger than fire pits and use a hidden fuel tank (usually propane) attached to a burner to run, rather than burning wood. The tank is hidden beneath the table, and connected to the burner via a hose.

To start the table, you push the button on an electric starter, and turn a dial to control the intensity of the flame. If you’ve ever used a propane-powered grill, you’ll be familiar with the process.

How to Choose the Best Fire Table

There are many factors to think about when choosing the right fire table for you; below are the most important ones, which we considered while we were researching this list.

Size: Fire tables are square or rectangular-shaped, and the ones we chose for this guide are between 28 and 56 inches long. We also made sure to include square and rectangular options. Fire tables are larger than fire pits, but you don’t have to take up backyard space storing wood, which can become unusable for a while after it rains. Instead, you can fire the table up in a couple of minutes, and be ready to hang out with guests.

Durability: Fire tables are large and pretty heavy, which means you’ll likely keep them outside for one or more seasons. We made sure the fire tables we picked were designed with materials that should withstand some rain, or come with a cover.

Heat output: In the United States, heat from flames is measured in BTU (British Thermal Units). The fire tables we’ve chosen range from 38,000 BTU to 65,000 BTU, which is enough to keep you warm when you’re close to the fire.

Tank storage: All of the fire tables in this guide have a space to hold the fuel tank under them, and come equipped with a tube to easily attach them. Keep in mind you’ll have to get the fuel tank separately.

1. TACKLIFE Fire Pit Table

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TACKLIFE’s fire table is the smallest one in our guide, and the only one shaped like a square, but you’ll still get a lot of performance out of it.

It measures 28 inches across and 25 inches high, and produces 50,000 BTU of heat. The flame will be smaller than the ones made by larger tables, but it’ll get hot enough that you will notice if you’re on a smaller deck or patio.

This outer frame of this fire table is made out of steel, the burner is made out stainless steel, and the top is sprayed with an anti-rust paint, so you can feel comfortable keeping this table outdoors. TACKLIFE also includes a cover you can place over the burner, which keeps rain from seeping in, and allows you to use the fire table as a regular one.

One side of the table has a door that opens to reveal a space for your propane tank. This easy access will make this fire table easier to set up, and changing the propane tank when it’s empty will be less of a hassle.

If its smaller size works best for your space, TACKLIFE’s fire table is your best choice. For larger spaces, you’ll want to look elsewhere.

TACKLIFE Propane Fire Table © Provided by Rolling Stone TACKLIFE Propane Fire Table
Buy: TACKLIFE Fire Pit Table

2. Legacy Heating Fire Table

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At 57 inches long, Legacy Heating’s fire table is the largest one on this list — that’s enough to determine whether or not it’ll work for your space. If the size works, though, you’ll appreciate all of its other features.

This fire table is made out of extruded aluminum, and has a stainless steel burner, and comes with a weather cover to keep it from getting damaged from the rain. Its flame reaches a maximum temperature of 50,000 BTU, and Legacy Heating includes clear, circular discs to fill the burner’s well.

This gives off a much nicer look than a single, aluminum rod. Although it’s not included, the company also has a tempered glass wind guard, to keep the flames from getting blown too far in one direction. Legacy Heating’s table has a door on one end for easy access to the propane tank, and the company says it can use tanks up to 20 pounds.

If you have the space, Legacy Heating’s fire table is a great option; it’s fully-featured, aesthetically pleasing, and easy to set up.

Legacy Heating Fire PIt © Provided by Rolling Stone Legacy Heating Fire PIt
Buy: Legacy Heating Fire Table

3. U-MAX Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Table

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U-MAX’s fire table has earned its place in our guide because it’s well-constructed, and comes with an accessory other companies view as optional: a wind guard.

Size-wise, this fire table is in the middle of the pack. It’s 43.5 inches long, 27.5 inches wide, and 24.5 inches tall. U-MAX designed its fire table to be very durable; it used weather-resistant PE rattan on the front and sides, a rust-resistant powder-coated aluminum frame, stainless steel for the burner, and tempered-glass on top.

The fire table uses a single, long burner to create a flame that gets up to 50,000BTU hot. U-MAX includes a bunch of glass “stones”, so you don’t have to stare at a pair of bare, stainless steel rods.

It’s also the only company whose fire table includes a wind guard to prevent the flame from blowing too far in one direction to reduce the possibility of it catching someone walking around the parameter. Strangely, U-MAX doesn’t bundle its fire table with the AAA battery required to power its electric starter, which is a notable omission.

This fire table is equipped to handle propane tanks up to 20 pounds, and it has a slide-out door that makes accessing them very quick and easy. U-MAX’s mix of practical features and extras make it a true contender for most people looking for a fire pit.

U-MAXX Table © Provided by Rolling Stone U-MAXX Table
Buy: U-MAX Outdoor Propane Gas Fire Table

4. Outdoor Living Propane Fire Table

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If you’re looking for a fire table that offers a more elevated experience, Outland Living has the right one.

It’s 44 inches long, 32 inches wide, and 23 inches tall, which puts it in the mid-range size class compared to other fire tables in this guide. It’s made out of weather-resistant resin wicker and a 0.3-inch slab of black tempered glass. The fire table’s single burner is made out of stainless steel that produces flames up to 50,000BTU hot, and its handles and dial are made out of chrome.

These deluxe materials were designed to weather some storms, which is good because Outdoor Living doesn’t included a cover. It also doesn’t include a wind guard or glass lid, though all three are available separately. The company does include a 15.5 pound “arctic ice decorative glass rock set,” which matches the table’s upscale look.

Like the other fire tables in this guide, this one runs on a propane tank that weighs up to 20 pounds. It sits in a storage compartment accessible by taking most of the left side off. Unlike those other tables, Outdoor Living left the place hollow enough to have extra storage space — it looks large enough to hold a second propane tank.

This table was also designed to work with a natural gas line (a conversion kit is sold separately), so you may not even need a tank if you’re installing this table in a more permanent position. Outland Living bundled this fire table with a pair of torches, which run off 1lb propane tanks. There’s a storage space at the base of each torch to hold the tank, so you’ll stay safe. If you have a larger space, and like the idea of getting a fire pit you may be able to upgrade over time with optional accessories, this one gets our recommendation.

Outland Living Series 403 © Provided by Rolling Stone Outland Living Series 403
Buy: Outdoor Living Propane Fire Table

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