Thursday, September 16, 2010
Tiki Fire Pit
Now I had to find the material to create her dream! That's one of the biggest challenges when one is working with recycled materials. I searched for over a month to find the right items. Fortunately, I've build a number of great relationships over the years with scrap dealers all around the country and able to scavenge around their facilities. I found a full size air tank in one state and half of it became the fire pit you see with me in the picture. I then found another piece of curved steel plate in another state and created the Tiki figure on the top step. Look closely and you'll see his flaming hair.
I cut all of the pieces by hand with a hand held plasma cutter. Each piece came out great. I then added propane plumbing for the fire pit so they can enjoy the piece year round outside their home near Kent, Washington. This is a perfect choice for this area as it sports about 9-10 months a year of gray weather.
Fire pits can be created to be used with propane or wood for primary fire source. Check out my website at www.cliftonmetalworks.com to see samples of other work or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll be happy to work with you to create your dreams.