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February 19, 2013

Moon Firepit

After buying a mass-produced fire pit that quickly fell apart, Rick Wittrig decided he could build a better one. The idea was not daunting to a guy who learned carpentry and steel fabrication while growing up in a Mennonite farming village.

In 2008, Wittrig started Fire Pit Art in Lebanon, Tenn., where he creates hand-crafted, steel fire pits with unique and modern designs. His fire pits look good with or without fire.

Popular with homeowners, they also can be found at lodges, restaurants, recreation areas and theme parks throughout the world.

Made of quarter-inch carbon steel, the heavy fire pits have an iron oxide patina on the outside. Inside, they are coated with high-temperature paint and feature a rain drain in the bottom.

Best-selling styles include:

– the wok-shaped Asia series in various sizes ($979 for 36 inches to $2,779 for 72 inches)

– Saturn ($1,179)

– Manta ($979, below), with a wing shape inspired by the sea creature.

– Third Rock ($1,679, below), shaped like planet Earth. Each fire pit is tagged and numbered by the artist.

For information, check www.firepitart.com

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One Comment
  1. Awesome!! Great craftsmanship!

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