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An outdoor fireplace is a great way to tie your backyard décor together. Ace carries an impressive assortment of fire pits to bring your family and friends together on cool-weather evenings. Read more to learn how you can choose the perfect outdoor fire pit to create a warm and inviting gathering place on your deck, patio or another backyard spot.  

Propane Fire Pit vs. Wood Fire Pit

Both wood and gas fire pits make a wonderful addition to any backyard space. But choosing the ideal fire pit for your needs takes some consideration. Here are some basic differences between wood and propane fire pits to help you narrow down your choice.

Fuel Source

Although multi-fuel fire pits are available, most of the outdoor fire pit models in our selection do not.  Our gas fire pits are fueled by propane, while our wood fire pits are fueled by either wood or wood pellets. Gas fire pits usually light and turn off with the touch of a button, while it may take a while for wood fire pit tables to get going.

Storage Space

Storage is another factor to consider. With a wood-burning outdoor fireplace, you'll need to designate a dry place away from your house to store all of the wood or wood pellets. On the other hand, propane fire pits may require a large storage tank. Ace Hardware offers propane cylinders in a variety of sizes to accommodate propane fire pits of all sizes.

Energy Efficiency

Since gas burns cleaner and produces fewer emissions, a propane gas fire pit is usually considered more energy efficient than an outdoor fire pit burning wood. Additionally, wood-burning fire pits need to be consistently fed fresh logs to keep burning, while gas fire pits can utilize a full propane tank, necessitating refills only once your gas supply runs out.

Portability Options

If you're looking for a portable fire pit option, certain types of propane and wood fire pits are easy to transport. Look for lightweight models with smaller dimensions that can make moving around a lot easier. You will also have to account for the weight and size considerations of fuel sources. Wood can be heavier and take up more space in the car than a propane cylinder.

Maintenance Requirements

Wood-based fire pits may be harder to maintain than propane fire pits because they hold ash and soot. As certain types of woods burn, a tar-like substance may build up inside the pit. If it does, you'll just need to clean it out before using the fire pit again.

In comparison, propane fire pits don't require much maintenance. The outside of the gas fire pit can be wiped down periodically, and you can use a cover to shield the pit whenever it rains or snows.  

Fire Pit Tables, Bowls and More Styles

Modern fire pits are sleek and stylish and suit a wide array of design preferences. A fire pit table sits high off the ground and often includes a surface where family and guests can store their drinks or kick their feet up. Fire pit bowls are suspended over the ground by a heavy-duty frame and are usually compact enough to fit on most small patios.

Shop Backyard Fire Pits at Ace Hardware

No matter the size or layout of your favorite outdoor space, discover the right backyard fire pit to serve as the centerpiece of your outdoor space at Ace. Browse our selection of high-quality gas and propane fire pits online or in-store now, as well as heating accessories, patio heaters and more from top brands like Living Accents, Ukiah and Solo Stove. Then, transform your backyard setup with patio dining sets, grill options, YETI products and more.