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Flower Power with this special designed flower burner for your Oriflamme Fire Table.

Tips for Buying an Outdoor Fire Pit Table

Founded more than a decade ago, All Backyard Fun was one of the first online casual furniture stores selling fire pit tables, drop in burners and fire glass long before they became a household name.

Today, with many options to buy an elegant fire table or build your own fire pit, the shopping experience can be overwhelming at times. And many of the customers we work with may not consider what they will like or don’t like until after they received the product.

Our mission is to help you decide on a fire table that you and your family will love for years to come. Here’s a few tips we suggest when considering your first (or next) fire pit:

 

  1. BTU Output: The British Thermal Unit or BTU is what measures how much heat your fuel source can put out. Some of our fire tables put out up to 90,000 BTU’s whereas our Crossfire brass burners can put out in excess of 450,000 BTU’s. YoungLife_Golf_gave_away_a_gas_fire_table
  2.  Fuel Source: Wood, Propane or Natural Gas? All of the fire tables we offer have the capacity to work with standard 20# propane gas tanks or you can run your own natural gas line.  For those considering a wood burning fire pit, it’s important to know that wood produces embers and in many cities where they have hazards and danger of wildfires, these type of open flame options are not permitted because you cannot control the flame size like you can with your fire table. Also, wood burning pits produce soot and the smell gets into your clothing and the smoke is not good for children or people with upper respiratory infections.NaturalHammeredCopperFireTable
  3.  Building Material: If you are building your own fire pit stone and brick are the most common finishing material. However, it is important to note what is in your surrounding – materials and colors. Stone and brick are low maintenance and made to be outdoors. For pre-made fire tables, we offer other options such as granite fire tables, hammered copper and cast aluminum depending on what type of look you are seeking.gasfiretablesvanahstone-copy
  4. Fire Media: The “fire media” is the term given to the special material such as lava rock, eco glass beads, tumbled fire glass or faux wood burning logs that you use to fill the burner of your fire table. The fire media helps to further define the look you are going for such as rustic or contemporary.Oriflamme Blue Pearl Fire Table
  5. Height: The height of your table largely depends on application. Standard coffee table height is about 21 ¾” which makes it conducive to having friendly conversation while seating and eating. This is also an ideal height if you just want to sit around your pit in some low seating chairs such as the classic Adirondacks.  You can choose or build a higher pit but take into consideration your fuel source type; ease of maintenance; if it is suitable for conversation to others standing on the other side of the fire pit; and if the heat output will be sufficient.OriflammeTablewithMarshmallows6. Location: Where will you put your fire pit? Depending on your fuel source, it may be a permanent fixture. All of our tables we offer at All Backyard Fun have the capacity to use propane and be converted to natural gas later. This is an important consideration if you are still in the process of redesigning your outdoor living space. However, not all fire tables in the market offer this capacity.Terrace Curved Sectional
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All Backyard Fun at Denver Home Show

Looking for design inspiration? Or a way to give a new look to an old space? Or maybe you want to check out the latest outdoor furniture trends and colors for this season.  Then look no further – the Denver Home Show kicks off today at the NATIONAL WESTERN COMPLEX. More than the 30,000 people are expected to attend the show which runs March 17-19th.

This year’s the show will feature:

  • Fresh Ideas Design Stage which features Celebrity Designers, Speakers and Bloggers sharing their favorite design and home improvement tips
  • Tiny Home Village where you can meet the Diedricksen Borthers of HGTV’s Tiny Home Builders along with more than a half dozen builders for all your tiny home needs from backyard offices to vacation homes.
  • Feature Gardens showcasing over 4,000 sq. ft. of horticultural design including hardscaping, water features, the latest trends and products in landscape design, and more!
  • Sogetu Japanese Flower Arranging –  Learn how to create your own simple, sculptural floral masterpiece from Sogetsu, one of the largest schools of ikebana.
  • Ask a Designer – Bring your swatches, blueprints , interior design questions, swatches, and QUESTIONS to the Denver Home Show, where you can Ask A Designer in a complimentary 10 minute consulting session!
  • And much, much more!

Also, come meet Celebrity Renovation Host –

Matt Blashaw of HGTV’s Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free

 

MattBlashawHouseMatt Blashaw helps couples realize their dream to own a vacation home – mortgage free! He helps them shop for and renovate a home in needs of work in their dream location so they can earn top dollar as a vacation rental.

This allows the couple to rent out the renovated home for the maximum income for part of the year and the rest of the year they live their Vacation House for Free!

Matt will be appearing on the Fresh Ideas Design Stage:

Friday, March 17th at 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 18th at 3:00 pm & 5:00 pm

Sunday, March 19th at 2:00 pm

In the Denver/Boulder Metro Area?

Stop by the show and visit All Backyard Fun at Booth #1132!

We’ll be offering some awesome direct from factory pricing on modular outdoor patio furniture and a full collection of gas fire tables.

Hope you will join us!

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15 Reasons We Love the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table

As the country’s first and leading distributor for the Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables, the team at All Backyard Fun has gained extensive experience in product information, sales, technical support and installation since it’s introduction to the market more than a decade go.

The introduction of the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table was the first of its kind bringing outdoor elegance together with the concept of ‘designed fire’. The patent pending burner and vibrant colored fire glass added additional options to personalize the tables to the customer’s reason or season.

While many fire pit tables, none have been able to quite effectively compete with the ingenuity and beautiful design of the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table.

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 ORIFLAMME FIRE TABLE FEATURES & DIFFERENTIATORS:

In addition to the reasons featured in the photo, here are 15 MORE reasons why we love Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables and hope you will love them too!

  1. It will warm you up! The Oriflamme fire pit table not only provides a beautifully designed piece of furniture, it actually produces warmth. Oriflamme is truly one of the ‘hottest’ tables on the market with a heat source of up to 75,000 BTU’s
  2. Coffee Table height. You can sit down comfortably and enjoy conversation with friends and it will work complimentary (design & functionality) to most outdoor patio sets. Coffee table height table is 21 3/4 inches.
  3.  Long burn time. The burn time lasts an average of 16-18 hours on high with two tanks (but can last up to 35 hours depending on outdoor conditions and flame height)
  4.  Adjustable flame change the height from low to high for warmth or ambiance
  5. Heat comes from the bottom – and why does this matter? Because if the heat comes from the bottom of the table and it rises – the warmth will be felt at the level in which you are seated. Other fire pit tables heat from the top meaning the fire warms ‘the sky’ and not you (unless you are standing and slightly tilting toward it).
  6. The tanks are neatly contained inside the table – The tanks are not external and therefore need to be hidden because they are unsightly. (see our video below that outlines how and where the tanks are stored)
  7. Easy to assemble (No tools are required) – You can have your fire pit set up and ready to go in minutes 
  8. Easy Off Switch – Designed with hidden switch (push and ignite the flame to light and simply turn off when you are done).
  9. Table components are interchangeable – If there are any problems you can fix that part without worrying about having to send your entire table in to be serviced.
  10.  Natural gas component kit available – This fire pit table uses 2 propane tanks but if you want to customize it and run natural gas to it that is an option as well
  11. Hoses are available for larger remote propane tanks
  12. MADE IN THE USA! Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables are proudly made in the midwest United States and each table is handcrafted and made to order.
  13. SUSTAINABLE With Proven Market! The Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables are here to stay. They have been on the market for more than a decade and are not a seasonal or limited production table. They have a classic timeless look and will hold up for years to come. You can find product reviews easily online and rest assured knowing that if any problems occur with the table you can call the manufacturer and obtain replacement parts with ease.
  14. Clean & Elegant Design – Many customers love the clean and elegant design. Whether you invest thousands of dollars on your outdoor living space or you want your patio to look like a million bucks, the Oriflamme Fire Pit Table has a very classy design. It is constructed of the highest quality and the powder coat has a 7 year warranty against rust so it is made to withstand the elements year round!
  15. Trusted by Major Brands – The Oriflamme Fire Pit Table has been sold worldwide. We have customers from Southern California to Sweden (yes, we ship worldwide)! And they have been used in commercial settings everywhere. From the Boulder (Colorado) Country Club to the Ritz Carlton and W Hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, if it meets their high quality standards we certainly hope and expect it will meet yours!
Oriflamme Fire Tables at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ

Oriflamme Fire Tables at the W Hotel in Scottsdale, AZ

How to install the propane tank into the Dual Tank Oriflamme Fire Table.

Shop All Backyard Fun to see a wide variety of the Oriflamme Fire Tables that fit your style and needs. In addition to choosing your material and color, our diverse collection of fire burners and fire glass will also allow you to give the fire pit table your personal look and feel.

 

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See our full collection of Oriflamme Fire Pit Tables!

Ready For Spring

5 Ways to Get Your Backyard Ready For Spring Outdoor Living

Alas! Springtime is finally here, and that means it’s time to get your backyard and patio ready for late night cocktail gatherings, soaking up the sun in your lounger, and BBQ’s with the family. Here’s how you can start to get ready to have some fun in the sun!

  1. Survey Any Damage That May Have Occurred During the Winter.
    Is there any molding on your deck? Cracks in the concrete? Does your deck need to be resealed? If so, now’s the time!
  2. Give Those Bushes a Haircut!
    Trim and cut any out of control garden bed. Trimming will help keep trees and shrubs nice and compact. If you want to add a tropical vibe this spring, add some bamboo to your backyard.
  3. Add An Outdoor Heating Source
    It still remains pretty chilly when the sun goes down, so in order to remain an all-year round outdoor entertainer provide heat for your guests such as an outdoor fire pit.
  4. Give the BBQ A Power Clean
    It’s about that time to throw some shrimp on the barby! Start the barbeque season off right, with a clean shiny grill.
  5. Plan For Your Outdoor Furniture Space
    It might be time to replace your outdoor furniture. Maybe yours is worn out or maybe you’re looking for a fresh look this spring. Either way, take a look at the dimensions and plan for your new patio set!

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The Wickers Voice Their Concerns

After Katie picked the burner and fire glass to go with her brand new Oriflamme Fire Table from All Backyard Fun, Thomas jumped on the phone to ask a few questions of All Backyard Fun Sales rep Sarah.

“Is this safe to put on a wood deck?” Absolutely Sarah remarked, it is designed just like a gas grill with all the heat going above the unit.

We are thinking about putting in a pergola, is it ok to put this table underneath a pergola? Sure is, you need about 60” of clearance from the table top to the surface of the material above, so about 5 feet high, you will be just fine with that new pergola.

That sounds great Thomas said, so we will be able to put this Oriflamme Fire Table on the new deck with the pergola, outstanding!

Thomas also had some very important questions about assembly of the table and how heavy it weighed. Sara explained to Thomas then there is no assembly required as all of the units are manufactured right her in the USA, with American workers! Thomas was thrilled to hear that, not many products are made in the USA anymore exclaimed Thomas.

What about the weight asked Thomas? Sarah told Thomas that the total weight was about 150lbs, and the heaviest piece being the granite, two people would need to move that into place.

Tune in next week to hear more about the Wickers’ All Backyard Fun adventure and their quest to have the perfect patio.

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Oriflamme Optima Granite Fire Table

The weather is finally cooling down a little bit and we are getting into the fringes of the holiday season! This means we are also getting inventory delivered in anticipation and get a chance to shoot some product photos of products that are difficult to keep in stock during the busy months. One of those products is the Oriflamme Optima Granite Fire Table by Designing Fire; a beautiful Giallo Santo granite fire table that features a lighter color granite and speckled black and rose in the granite veins.

We finally got a product photo shoot with this gorgeous table and everything that comes with the fire table. The standard powder coat with the Optima Granite Fire Table is a black powder coat (although Copper Vein is available upon request) and we didn’t have these product photos in our library either. To give an idea about how popular this table is, after this photo shoot we delivered this table to a local customer who had just purchased that table! Right now is a great time to buy this table as well, with lead times getting down to about 2 weeks if you order now you’ll have it long before Thanksgiving!

As our valued reader, use the coupon code BLOG and receive a free vinyl cover when you order an Optima or any other fire pit. Click on the photos below to buy one of these beautiful fire tables! Giallo-Santo giallo-santo-close up

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All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado.

Launching All Backyard Fun in Boulder

Well, it’s been a while hasn’t it? During the last couple of months, it’s been very busy around here at All Backyard Fun and we haven’t had a lot of time to stop and enjoy the community of our city and our customers. On May 15th, we got the opportunity to do just that! Our ribbon cutting and launch party took place on the 15th and we invited many of our local customers, business partners, neighbors, and guests to come out and celebrate with us.

The Boulder Chamber of Commerce was on hand with a ribbon and a pair of novelty scissors, our friends over at Upslope Brewery provided delicious beer, and the great folks over at the Protein Bar brought super yummy (and healthy) wraps, burritos, and salads. As the evening went on, we got the opportunity to share with everyone gathered how much we appreciate their support, interest, and business and that we are looking forward to growing deep roots here in the Front Range. We had such a great evening and even got to connect with a few online customers who stopped by too! Please browse through the photos and reach out to us if you are in the Front Range, we’d love to meet you!

All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado. All Backyard Fun had its ribbon cutting party on May 15, 2014 to celebrate nearly a year of doing business here in Boulder, Colorado.

A big thank you goes out to Upslope Brewery, The Boulder Chamber of Commerce, the Protein Bar, Seth Dady for playing music, Ryan Wright Photography for the photos, and everyone who came out in support!

 

Backyard fire tables for barbecue party food

Are you fond of barbecued food? Why don’t you plan a barbecue to make the most of your Holiday time? Look out for portable and fixed backyard fire tables to prepare scrumptious cuisines that leave a lasting taste on your tongue.

Just like the traditional fireplaces, these modern fire pits can help you easily combat the chilly breeze while sitting in your patio. You can play games, dance along the tunes of music, chit chat with your loved ones and enjoy the much desired privacy with your beloved; fire tables enliven their surroundings. And to further add to the fun, you can munch on freshly roasted goodies along with your glass of wine.

You can decorate your fire table with fancy  accessories for the perfect party mood. You may even use beautiful lighting effects to make your patio look more attractive. Reds, yellows, greens, etc. you can put colored lighting strips on your plants and trees to make your garden get the right party atmosphere.

Whether you buy wooden or gas fire pits, we have a large variety available that you can choose from. So don’t wait, just use your laptop and start ordering the perfect outdoor table for your home.

Can I build my own gas fire pit?

Can I build my own gas fire pit?

Many homeowners love to customize their homes. Whether it’s indoor or outside, people love to feel like their houses are more than just a building someone else designed. So, whether you start from scratch or you inherit your design from the previous owner, decorating your backyard is a key part of creating a “home” feel. One great way to do that is to build a gas fire pit. Here’s three things to consider when you want to build your own gas fire pit.

Choose your “style”
Along with the growth of information sharing over the Internet, ideas of different fire pits travel further. Adding to this craze of pictures and blogs are sites like Houzz.com, which is the home designer’s dream website. So take a look around at different sites and ask lots of questions in the comments to get an idea of what you like and don’t like.

Add up the costs
One “must-do” of any project is to project the cost of the whole project before you start. Breaking budget happens on far too many home projects, and gas fire pits are no different. If you’re building it yourself, make sure to factor in costs like pounds of fire glass, running a gas line to the location, hoses and valves, and labor costs. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of running the gas fire pit over time too! Your gas bill will certainly go up some, and then any maintenance on the fire pit could add up quickly. Using high quality materials will help offset some of this cost too.

Consider long-term plans
If you’re planning to or have a chance to move in the next two to three years, you may want to reconsider building a permanent fire pit. After putting in all the time, effort and thought into a permanent fire pit, moving away makes it that much harder to leave. Look for other options (like a fire table)that are portable if you think there is a chance you could move.

So should I build my own gas fire pit?
All things considered, gas fire pits are an enjoyable investment into your lifestyle and home’s value. There’s no smoke, no wood to chop or store, they are simple and if made correctly, very safe (because of the controlled fuel source). Your neighbors won’t hate you for starting a wildfire or smoking out their evening, and your kids will love roasting marshmallow in the summer. Consider these three factors and see if a gas fire pit is something you can add to your home!