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Seating Options for Your Fire Pit

IMG_2724Fire pits have a tendency to attract people, making them the perfect focal point for outdoor parties, cookouts and social gatherings. Regardless of the season or time of year, you can always count on a fire pit to create the perfect social environment. But anytime there’s a gathering of people, adequate seating must be provided; otherwise, guests will be forced to stand, which could be become tiresome for some individuals. So, what’s the best type of seating to use in conjunction with a fire pit?


Let me first start off by saying that there is no single “best” type of seating for a fire pit. Everyone has their own personal preference for seating, which is why it’s important to weigh your different options. With that said, benches are an excellent choice for large gatherings. If you enjoy having half a dozen or more friends over for a social gathering around the fire pit, perhaps a couple of strategically placed benches will work. It’s a quick and easy seating solution that most people will enjoy. And best of all, they allow couples to huddle together.

Adirondack Chairs

If you are looking for a more relaxed, laid back style of seating, consider the Adirondack chairs. Name after the Adirondack mountains from which it originated, this unique chair is characterized by long armrests with a reclined back. Some people may find the Adirondack chair to lean back too far, but for others it’s just right. In any case, this is a popular and ultra-comfortable seating option for fire pits that shouldn’t be overlooked.

 Chaise Lounge Chairs

The chaise lounge chair is another excellent choice of seating for a fire pit. Featuring an upholstered sofa-chair, it’s long enough to provide ample support for your legs. So when the sun goes down and you’re looking to relax by the fire, you can kick back on a chaise lounge. Much like the Adirondack chair, however, chaise lounges will keep you at a farther distance away from the fire — something that you may want to avoid.

Regardless of which chairs or seating you choose, there are a few things to keep in mind. First and foremost, make sure it’s waterproof. Some materials may not be suitable for long-term use outdoors, causing them to develop mold, mildew or even rot. Secondly, make sure your fire pit seating is comfortable. I know this probably sounds like common sense, but you would be surprised to learn just how many people choose style over comfort, only to rarely or never use their chairs.

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