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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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Colorado Garden and Home Show Kicks Off Busy Spring Season

The team at All Backyard Fun had a really fun time participating in last week’s annual Colorado Garden and Home Show organized by the Colorado Garden Foundation. More than 50,000 people attended the show and met with representatives from 650 companies, across 25 states and Canada making it the oldest, largest and most prestigious garden and home show in the Rocky Mountain region.

Proceeds from the event supports horticultural related activities throughout Colorado such as school landscape improvements and community gardens. They also award scholarships to Colorado college students pursuing studies in horticulture and landscape related majors. To date the foundation has awarded grants totalling over $7.2 million.

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Entrance at annual Garden and Home Show. Photo Credit: Colorado Garden Foundation

All Backyard Fun loves that not only we have an opportunity to educate our greater community on the construction of outdoor furniture and how gas fire table works but also that we get to help such a great cause!

During the 9 day event the team at All Backyard Fun spoke to thousands of visitors about our unique collection of beautifully crafted Oriflamme gas fire pit tables. And we also introduced them to some of the most popular patio sets from this season’s Casual Market Chicago furniture industry trade show such as our SunVilla Laurel Deep Seating Collection.

With a ‘mini showroom’ incorporated to our trade show booth, visitors could come and hang out on one of our super comfy deep seating patio sets and see our Oriflamme gas fire tables in action. They could also touch and feel fabrics, frame and peruse a variety of swatch and urban fire glass colors.

Congratulations to all the great folks we met who left with a fun new patio setup like this sweet couple below – testing out their new Northcape Bainbridge 3 piece Sectional featured with the Oriflamme Blue Pearl Granite gas fire table. (Note: Image colors slightly vary because we are indoors).

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Bainbridge 3 Piece L Shape Patio Set with Oriflamme Blue Pearl granite gas fire table

Below, the SunVilla Laurel Collection featured with the Grand Teton gas fire table. At 47″ round and coming in at just under $1,000 USD, this popular table is great for those looking for a rustic look on a big functional gas table with a price that won’t break the bank.

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Sunvilla Laurel Collection Deep Seating Patio Set with Grand Teton 47″ Gas Fire Table

The Ratana Wellington crafted with an extruded aluminum frame and the most comfortable Sunbrella cushions ever is awesome for those looking for a patio set with a high back frame that offers great lumbar support.

The set below features Cast Ash cushions and the Tropical Elegance Octagon gas fire table by Oriflamme. The Wellington Swivel Rocker, end table and a bronze Georgia Lantern complete the set.

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Wellington outdoor patio set by Ratana with Cast Ash Sunbrella cushions

Finally, our Malibu curved sectional set with canvas rust cushions is a fun way to kick off the spring patio season along with the newest addition to the Oriflamme fire table collection – the natura hammered copper fire table.

A fire wind guard to preserve the flame during windy days, a wedge table nestled between the 2 curve sectionals and small bronze Georgia Lantern completes the set.

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Malibu curved sectional set with Oriflamme natura hammered copper table

See more fabulous outdoor patio sets on AllBackyardFun.com!

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How to Care for Your Sunbrella Fabric

Have you ever had patio furniture and constantly cleaning up ketchup from burger night? How about that time you were out of town and your cushions were outside during that big thunderstorm? Or even if you avoid the ketchup and the rain, but the sun’s UV rays fade those once vibrant cushions?

As a patio furniture retailer, we have heard of every complaint under the sun it seems and we get asked all the time, “what can I do to better care for my cushions?”. Most times this means putting the cushion covers through the wash and risk having them shrink or fade, and even still they may not look the same afterwards. It’s also unreasonable to keep the furniture covered all the time, because you bought the furniture to enjoy your patio, not just look at furniture covers. One solution that we recommend is making sure you have high-quality Sunbrella fabrics on your patio furniture.

While the care and maintenance of this high grade fabric is fairly low, if you live in a geographic area with 4 distinct season we highly recommend all-weather covers.

Here are some helpful hints for maintaining your Sunbrella fabric:

  • Protect the area around your Sunbrella fabric when using a bleach solution – bleach may discolor non-Sunbrella fabrics. Always rinse Sunbrella thoroughly to completely remove bleach.
  • Please be aware of the environment when cleaning with bleach. Bleach can have harmful effects on the natural environment around you. We do not advise using bleach if you are surrounded by a body of water or other environment that could be affected.
  • Sunbrella fabric air-dries very quickly.
  • Machine drying is not necessary.
  • If fabric has some wrinkling, use an iron, if necessary, but only on the synthetic setting. As some irons exceed the recommended temperature on the synthetic setting, test a small inconspicuous area before ironing entire piece.

Sunbrella fabrics are very easy to care for and to maintain and to illustrate this, here is a video show you how easy it is.

Our Terrace Collection line of outdoor patio furniture comes with Sunbrella fabrics, as well as most of our furniture that we sell. We want to give you the best patio experience and that means we choose Sunbrella fabrics!

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All Backyard Fun Terrace Collection Curved Sectional

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4 Reasons to Buy Outdoor Patio Furniture From Specialty Stores

Your style is unique and personal, shouldn’t your outdoor patio furniture shopping experience be the same? We at All Backyard Fun take pride in being a small family owned business and outdoor living specialty store. While we have access to thousands of pieces of patio furniture from the leading manufacturers, as well as our brand, we also provide a full service personalized customer experience.

Barbados 9 piece set from AllBackyardFun.com

1. Durability – the reason the price tag is so high at a specialty store, such as All Backyard Fun, is because the furniture will last you for so many years that you’ll be buying a new sectional just because your current one is out of style!

2. Cushions – When you fish out the big bucks you’re also paying for comfort. Brand name furniture, sold at specialty stores, often offers plush yet firm cushions. The cushions are usually about 6”. If you buy from a box retailer, the cushions will usually be about 3”. At All Backyard Fun all of our cushions are made by Sunbrella and are UV & Mold Resistant. They can be power washed and with low maintenance will hold up beautifully for multiple seasons.

3. Warranty – Many brand name companies have over 10 years of warranty! If a company offers a long warranty policy, that means they believe in the quality of their product. Most box retailers offer products seasonally and leave you high and dry with a 1 year warranty and strict specifications.

4. Investing in Your Life – It may seem more cost effective to buy the cheap set today, but it won’t be a financially smart move in a year after you’ve spent hundreds on replacement costs, and will have to eventually buy a brand new set anyways.

BONUS: Benefit from a Personalized Experience – Call our All Backyard Fun Boulder, Colorado designer showroom at 1.800.451.2550 and you will speak to a live person who can support you with everything from choosing a fire pit table or patio set that will match with your pavers or decor and color palette. We can also help you find a speciality color fabric or replacement cushions to freshen up your existing outdoor patio set.

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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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What Type of Furniture is Best For Your Climate

What Type of Outdoor Patio Furniture is Best for Your Climate?

As we enter the fall season, a common concern for homeowners is outdoor patio furniture that can sustains in various year round climates.

In Front Range Colorado, high winds coming off the mountains is common for local homeowners. But in the U.S. and overseas, All Backyard Fun often has customers asking questions like, “I live in a pretty windy area, is this chair going to blow away?” or “I live on the east coast and the summers are brutally humid, how will this material hold up in such a climate?” It’s true, different types of outdoor furniture will hold up in certain climates better than others. Here’s the best type of furniture to buy based on your climate.

HOT AND HUMID?

If you live in a hot and humid area, a great option to go with is cast aluminum patio furniture. This type of material is rust proof which won’t let the humidity take a toll, leaving you with years and years of use. In addition, cast aluminum furniture is best known for its elaborate and intricate styles, so you can have a quite an eloquent design. One of our favorite cast aluminum products is the Sonata High Back Dining Chair from Windward. The Sonata features a sophisticated rolled arm design, and has extra padding for extreme comfort!

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Sonata Swivel Gliders from Windward

WHERE THE WIND BLOWS?

If you live in a windy area, and you’re worried about your patio furniture blowing away, fear not! A good option for windy city dwellers is wrought iron furniture. This material is the heaviest type of patio furniture, so your wrought iron club chair will still be on your patio after the harsh spring summer, and winter storms. Wrought Iron makes for a very heavy and sturdy type of furniture, creating a durable and strong piece of furniture. The only caveat when choosing wrought iron furniture is you may need two people to move around the furniture. It’s heavy, which is why it won’t blow away in a serious storm. If you’re looking for a club chair to stand up against a storm while maintain a classy look take a look at the Venetia Club Chair by Paragon Casual. Its durable, has a beautiful design, and the deep seating allows for great relaxation!

Paragon Casual Venetia Spring Chair

Paragon Casual Venetia Spring Chair

CHILLING BY THE POOL?

Don’t think we forgot about you pool lovers! If you like to relax pool side, a great furniture option is sling aluminum. With sling aluminum, you get all the comfort and cushion of a normal fabric, but the sling aluminum dry’s much faster. When you get out of the pool and sit on a sling aluminum piece of furniture, you won’t have to worry about waiting hours for it to dry. It’s rust proof too! One of our popular items in this category is the Marine Grade Polymer High Back Swivel Rocker. It is padded for some serious comfort after swimming laps in the pool.

Marine Grade Polymer High Back Swivel Chair

Marine Grade Polymer High Back Swivel Chair

CLASSIC WICKER

If none of these options fit your needs, there is always the choice to go with a wood or wicker furniture set. Wicker and wood are appealing for its warm and timeless styles. What’s great about wood or wicker, is it will hold up nicely in any and all climates.  Wicker is always a classic choice that offers a beautiful modern look when it comes to outdoor furniture.

Though, if you’re in very dry areas like Arizona, wood furniture will require a bit more maintenance. Wood is very well known for its’ longevity and durability – just look at your grandma’s picnic table she’s probably had around since you were a baby! One of our favorite wicker collections is the Terrace Curved Sectional. It’s a fun, affordable design that differs from your basic L-sectional set.

Terrace Curved Sectional

Terrace Curved Sectional

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Unique Patio and Backyard Ideas

One of the most common requests we get at All Backyard Fun is, “how can make my patio/backyard look unique?”. There are a variety of ways that can transform you backyard into a inviting place with lots of personality, which are the best backyards I feel. We have a variety of unique and artisan products that will add personality your backyard or patio and we want to highlight a few of those here.

Desert Steel Blue Agave Torch

_DSC5036-EditDesert Steel makes all of their sculptures from galvanized, weathered or powder coated steel and is made to be outside in the elements. Their website says that they can handle virtually any environment too. These durable products are built to last, look beautiful, and definitely add to the personality of a backyard. If you have a southwest themed house/backyard, you’ll want to check these Blue Agave Torches out and have it be the next conversation piece at your next gathering.

Find it on our Amazon storefront 

Sangria Luster Fire Beads

sangria luster firebead fire glass_-3If you have an outdoor fire place or just want to add some color to vases, you have to check out our line of Sangria Luster fire beads. These 1/2″ beads are almost disc shaped and add a very vibrant maroon color to any environment. Use them in the bottom of flower vases or in an outdoor fireplace or fire bowl. You can find these fire beads here on our Amazon storefront. 

 All Backyard Fun Elements 42″ Torch

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The new Elements 42″ Torch (furthest right) is a brand new product that we are offering and now is your chance to get this beautiful and unique torch for your patio or backyard. These torches have a beautiful natural rust finish and feature smokeless & odorless Sunjel fuel canisters for fuel. You’ll love the reaction you’ll get with one or two of these lining your deck or walk way! Order through our Amazon storefront today.