Here at Outer, we believe that fall is the absolute best time to spend time outside.

Think about it: summer often means heat, humidity, and mosquitos galore. Come fall, the air turns crisp and clear, cozy blankets come out of storage, and nature’s colors are on full display.

Cooler temperatures are also the perfect excuse to dust off one of our very favorite outdoor accessories: fire tables and fire pits. We love the idea of building your own for pit—nothing will give you a better appreciation for product development and manufacturing, and the effort it takes provides a wonderful way to bond with your family and friends.

But if that’s a project that goes a little beyond your DIY capabilities (and hey, we totally get it), good news: there are plenty of smartly designed, easy-to-install fire tables out there, just waiting to heat up your backyard or patio. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites:

#1. The Daponte Outdoor Polyresin Fire Pit by Wrought Studio

Type: Wood Burning

"This design appeals to me for the following reasons: the shape and form factor is unique and functional. You don’t need a propane tank or a natural gas line, so it allows you a lot of flexibility to place it where you want because of the weight and small footprint." - Terry, Outer's Chief Design Officer

Available via Wayfair.com

#2.  Rectangular Cor-Ten Steel Fire Pit

Type: Wood burning, natural gas, or propane

"Cor-Ten steel is a material that I have always loved.  The natural rust patina that happens over time is what makes this piece beautiful— the thick layer of rust that builds on the surface helps protect the surface." - Terry, Outer's Chief Design Officer

Available via Westernloghomesupply.com

#3. Heimskringla Fireproof Propane Fire Pit by Orren Ellis

Type: Propane

"For picks #3 and #4, these fire pits are nice because they have enough surface area to allow you to put drinks and appetizers on them. Bonus— they also have a wide perimeter margin around the flame, a good choice for families with kids so there’s more distance to the fire." - Terry, Outer's Chief Design Officer

Available via Wayfair.com

#4 Grice Concrete Propane/Natural Gas Fire Pit Table from AllModern

Type: Propane or Natural Gas

Available via AllModern.com

#5 Best Choice Products Patio Propane Fire Pit Table

Type: Propane

"This pick comes from Neighborhood Showroom Host Jessica W., who lives in Georgia. It’s an affordable option with a rustic farmhouse slab-style design, and a side table that’s convenient for both holding food/drinks, and doubles as storage for the propane tank." - - Terry, Outer's Chief Design Officer

Available via Walmart.com

#6: Permacoal Fire Pit Glass Stones

Type: Decorative glass accessory

"Not technically a fire table, but I think these fire pit balls are so cool.  The perfect shape makes it unique from what you think in a typical fire pits. Think how beautiful these would be paired with the raw look of Cot-Ten steel!" - Terry, Outer's Chief Design Officer

Available via Wayfair.com

We want to hear from you! Have a favorite fit pit of your own?

Show us what you’re working with by tagging us in a photo of your fire pit or fire table on Instagram @liveouter!