It is super easy to assemble and more solid than I was expecting. I was concerned initially as the annular ring just sits on the legs, but it is sturdy enough to rest feet or glasses on it while in use, though obviously watch for the heat coming from the fire itself. The annular ring is made from some sort of resin-like material, which doesn't get hot, so that is a nice feature. The poker it comes with is handy and works well.
The bowl itself is on the smaller side, so small logs are needed, (18 inches or less). There is one small hole for ash on the bottom of it so the oxygen to feed the fire only comes in from the top, which is fine as long as your logs are seasoned, otherwise it is a smoky mess, as I have learned...
If you are looking for something to have a huge bonfire in, this isn't the right item for you, but if you are looking for something to give a little heat and some flames to look at or roast marshmallows over, this could be a fit for you.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? its darker than pictured, more gray than tan
Please tell us about the quality of the product. pretty solid
How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate
This is a nice-looking piece, was easy to assemble, and seems pretty sturdy. The fire bowl is a little smaller than we expected, but it's still totally functional. The only problem was that the first time we built a fire in it, all the black finish on the bowl (inside and out) bubbled up and peeled off in sheets! It wasn't a crazy fire or anything, either, just normal use. It made a mess and gave us a bit of a heart attack (we thought at first the bowl was melting! And the weird chemical smell didn't make us feel much better...), but after that it seemed to function fine. Shouldn't a fire pit be designed to handle heat?? Overall, I still wouldn't necessarily recommend *against* it, but just know what to expect, b/c that black finish isn't going to last long. I guess you get what you pay for...
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? As described
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks nice and functional, but was surprised to find that the finish on the bowl peeled off the first time we built a fire in it...
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
Easy to assemble. Top is heavy enough to withstand my windy back yard but the hollow steel base and bowl is very cheap and light weight for the price. Smaller than what I wanted but I was also looking for something heavy with a natural stone texture. I made my first fire last night with two small logs - my major issue is that after the fire went out I saw piles of black stuff under the fire pit. The finish had peeled off the bottom of the fire bowl leaving the steel exposed. What's up with that? Shouldn't the fire bowl be heat resistant? Makes me wonder how long the bowl will last before it starts to rust and the logs burn right through it. I sure hope they sell replacement parts or I just burned up a Benjamin and a Grant.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Color is as pictured.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very small area to burn logs.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Close
Poor quality for the price. It appears in the picture to be a wrought iron frame with a reinforced concrete / faux stone bowl and trim. The unit is actually cheap tubular steel with plastic foot pads, a very thin re-enforced concrete surround encircling a cheap powder coated steel bowl. The concrete trim piece is very thin and fragile.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Cheap steel frame and bowl, thin concrete trim surround
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Looks better in the picture. Tubular frame, not the welded wrought iron in the picture.
Thank you rrrd9 for your interest in the Christopher Knight Home Admiral Round Fire Pit. The bowl is 28" wide. Thank you for shopping with us!
overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 26, 2013
that other answer is inaccurate, the metal bowl is 22 inches, end to end, but about 1 1/2 inches on the circumference is the lip that rests on the resin ring, in other words, no 2 foot log will fit into this bowl without sticking outizalgud on Apr 30, 2013
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