Summer is just around the corner, which means it's the perfect time to update your backyard for barbecues and outdoor get togethers! If you need a little inspiration or just want to gawk at gorgeous backyards, these 30 outdoor fire pits and fireplaces will make you incredibly jealous.
I recently tackled a big project for my dining room - a DIY wooden mantel - and today, I'm pretty excited to share the process with you. If you have a fireplace without much character like mine used to be, this project might be the perfect solution for you. And let me be clear ... I only have basic woodworking know-how, so this is feasible for anybody with a bit of crafty know-how and a willingness to try. Click through to check out the new mantel and to find out how to make one yourself.
Hope your deep fried turkey experience didn't turn out like this one! Wonder what that turkey looked like after its fire bath. I'm guessing it was all dark meat.
A glimpse into our planet's future, the Third Rock Fire Pit from artisan Rick Wittrig is as haunting as it is beautiful. From Home Infatuation, the fire pit/sculpture will set you back a cool $1,500. For more stunning
Ahh...to have a fireplace. Urban apartment dweller that I am, I haven't such luxuries, but if I did, I'd be making these by the dozens.
Curbly reader Rachael came up with these very cool DIY fire Starters using found pine cones, soy wax, and (optional) essential oils. Since they're easy to make in bulk, they'd make great gifts, and should be easy enough to keep around until camping season.
The pictures above are of the interior of a lovingly-restored 1899 Queen Anne. In 2006, it was engulfed in fire, caused by a renter's cigarette. Instead of demolishing the residence, the couple that owned it decided to restore it for a second time. Their remarkable story
Attention contemporary apartment dwellers and those living south of the Mason-Dixon line! You, too, can celebrate the fun and festivities of the holidays by the warmth of a roaring fire.
Well, at least by the feel of a roaring fire.
Er, the look of a roaring fire?
Photo Image: Viking Campsite
Searching for an origami project led me to the following tutorial on YouTube by 5 Minute Studio. Let's just say you're stranded somewhere without a lighter or matches
S'mores from the microwave are convenient, but just don't offer that toasty goodness of the open flame. Instructable-r JWilson27 offers a step-by-step to create a mini, safe grill/firepit for inside s'moring....
(1) Cedar Plank
(4) Bolts - 1/4 inch and 2 and 1/2 inches tall
(4) Nuts - 1/4 inch
(4) Optional washers for the bolts
(1) 2.5oz Stainless Steel Condiment Cup
(1) Box of cheap toothpick
For the s'mores
(1) Box of...
The winter time is the right time for nestling besides the glow from your fireplace. Unfortunately, the escape of smoke can often leave deposits on the stones or bricks on your hearth, To clean them, simply dissolve Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) into a bucket of water, following the directions on the package, then scrub it down with a firm-bristled brush. Repeat as necessary, then rinse.
Justin at Materialicious has assembled a collection of some fine woodstoves and fireplaces to suit a variety of design aesthetics.
It's that time of year again....
This tabletop fireplace, designed by Gido Wahrmann for Carl Mertens, might just be the thing to get you through the last gasps of winter. The ‘logs’ are stainless steel oil lamps, which are anchored on a 10" x 14" slate base. Just think, s’mores and blisters–it’ll remind you of summer.
You can find the Carl Mertens fireplace at Greener Grass Design for 350.00.
According to the US Fire Administration, $390 million dollars is lost every year to home fires started by unattended or unsupervised candles. The Candlewatch just might prevent such fires.
The Candlewatch is the brain child of Ohio resident Greg Hart. The device is an automatic candle snuffer that pops on the top of any jar-type candle. Set the built-in timer and the lid closes to extinguish the flame. Clever, huh?
The Candlewatch is available...