Copper Ring Backyard Fire Pit

Beat back the cold this Fall with the copper ring backyard fire pit. Host a family gathering and roast s’mores, tell stories, and enjoy the company. Do all this, while keeping the chill off your guests. The next morning, empty the ash and store for your next event, easy peasy.


Got one very similar to this as a gift from my neighbors. We had a tradition of throwing an annual summer party. It was usually around the 4th of July time frame. Fireworks, BBQ, and of course a bonfire. Well not really a true bonfire. We ended up having to cancel for the past couple of years for various reasons (remodeling, business ventures, and the sheer cost of the party). I have a decent amount of space in my backyard, so I keep the fire pit on the grass if it hasn’t been too dry lately. Otherwise, I have a patio under the deck where I can keep it. My version does not have the spiffy gold ring.

However, the backyard fire pit has been a hit every time. Not for grilling for sure, but perfect to roast a few marshmallows for s’mores. I’ve never used a fire-starter log, since I like to show off the boy scout skills. I don’t imagine that flammable liquids would cause any problems with the pit, but I’m not sure.

Backyard Fire Pit Features

It measures just under 3 feet by 3 feet. I use the same wood as my wood-stove in the fire pit. It’s about a foot and a half deep, so you shouldn’t have to worry about too much blow-back from the embers. However, I have had one or two jump out on occasion. That’s why I recommend putting it on a fire proof surface.

I never use the lid, but it would probably help with those rogue embers I mentioned earlier. I suppose you would be fine putting it on something like Trex decking. But since that’s essentially plastic, use caution if you choose this route. Mine came with a plastic cover for storage, in case you don’t have a shed. It should protect it from the elements. Well, at least enough so the tub doesn’t fill with water.

Assembly was easy, I believe I just needed an adjustable wrench and/or screwdriver. Honestly, I can’t remember as I said it was a couple years ago I assembled. I can’t tell you whether the legs get hot enough to cause issue, I usually let the embers die down overnight and don’t bother touching until the next morning.

Update: I just braved the dark and wilderness to check, and the legs on mine use screws.

Final Thoughts

If you know someone with the space to accommodate this backyard fire pit, this would be a great gift. Undoubtedly, they will thank you and invite you over for the premier.

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