Assembled pretty quickly. Smokes quite a bit while getting going, but once it burns the smoke goes away. We put down a tile pad to prevent fires from sparks, but there aren't too many. Gives off a nice warmth on almost no wood. We use mainly sticks and small limbs from tree trimming. Nice for cool evenings to extend your time outdoors.
Package came to me on time from Overstock. Everything was in good shape without shipping damage. Fire pit went together easily with the tools provided in the package. The fire pit is very solid and looks great. The included cover is not particularly durable but is good to keep the fire pit dry and not exposed to the elements. Heat radiates well from the fire pit because of the open design. I could not be happier with the purchase considering what was available for the same prices (and more) from local brick and mortar stores.
This was easy to put together. I have not used it yet, and it is a little heavy/bulky for one person (older woman) to move by myself, but I think it is a nice addition to my outside deck. It does come with a fitted cover...which is a plus!
After many years of fireplaces and fire pits, I can honestly say that this firehouse is spectacular. Easy to assemble...if I can do it, anyone can :-). My husband, family and friends sit around this piece that has a 360 view of a blazing fire. It gives off plenty of heat for those cool night, while also turning the entire patio/entertainment area into a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere. Bravo to the makers of this product !!
I haven't left it in the rain yet so I don't know about rust, but overall this is a great buy for the money. I have some roaring fire in this and it still (after 4 months) is holding up and in good condition. The knob for the door gets a little hot but that is too be expected. I would also recommend a pad for under neath to protect where ever it's at, it doesn't cause any burns.
I bought this because it looked like it could accommodate good sized pieces of wood and you could view it from every side. It came in 1 day! I set it up myself last night even after having some wine out on the deck before I tackled it. Everything went together quickly. It looks really nice. I wasn't sure how heavy it would be, but it will be easy for me to move around when empty by myself. Although I haven't used it yet, it appears to be a very nice unit.
My wife wanted a fire pit for our cape cod home. When I showed her the Blue Rhino she was thrilled with the looks and also whith the sale price that Overstock was selling it for and the delivery was free. I was a breeze to assemble and the looks well happy wife happy life. As for me well more work lol. I know it will be enjoyed on thoes cool cape cod nights with cocktails and friends getting warmed up in all ways. LOL This fire pit looks great and I had 2 neighbors now ordering the same fire pit.
We've used the firehouse only one time, but were very happy with it and it looks great. My only issue is the cover that comes with it (which, by the way, was a pleasant surprise) wasn't very durable and ripped within the first couple weeks. I didn't reduce my rating because of this, however, because I felt it was kind of a 'bonus' gift and the deck it is on is a very windy location.
I bought this after season. As is usual with Overstock, the product arrived quickly. My son saw it and he ordered one, too. We have not had a chance to put it together yet, I will wait for the spring. If there is an issue, I will update this review.
While the design of the product and style looks good, the material is very thin and it can be blown right off the patio in a strong breeze. it was not hard to assemble and if someone wanted it for decorative purposes, it would look nice but for it to last any length of time it would be best to find one that is made of heavier gauge material. This firehouse is too flimsy to last long.