The Best Chairs for Fire Pit in Your Backyard

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 An outdoor fire pit is the perfect area in your backyard for entertaining. It gives your guests an area to sit and enjoy each other’s company in your backyard. You can stay warm with a fire pit, or you can make sweet treats like roasted marshmallows or smores.

To make your guests as comfortable as possible, you need to offer them the best chairs for the most comfortable fire pit seating, and we’ve got plenty to choose from on our list.

The Best Chairs for Fire Pit

1. Adirondack Chair by Wood Country

 

Adirondack chairs are great for backyard fire pit seating because they are comfortable with a low seat and wide arms. The wide arms give you a small surface for sitting a drink or a plate while you gather by the outdoor fire pit. The high, slanted back makes it easy to rest and relax as you sit.

The Wood Country Adirondack chair is made of kiln-dried Western Red Cedar that you can get stained or unfinished. If unstained, you can finish it with the stain or paint color of your choice.

The chair seat is 15” high with 4 x 4 legs, 2 x 6 arms, and a 2 x 4 frame. The back of the chair is angled and contours to your back, so you will always have support as you sit as well as maximum comfort.

Pros:

  • Comfortable
  • Strong and sturdy
  • 400-pound weight capacity
  • All-weather resistant
  • Easy to assemble

Cons:

  • Heavy; can be difficult to move

2. Outdoor Cedar Lawn Chair M-1500

The Outdoor Cedar Lawn Chair M-1500 made by Moon Valley Rustic Furniture is a great chair for your backyard fire pit. It is rustic, durable, comfortable, and won’t deteriorate in harsh weather conditions.

These outdoor fire pit chairs are made of Northern White Cedar, and you can choose to have the chair finished or unfinished. The dimensions are 28” long x 31” wide x 40” tall. It weighs 36 pounds, making it heavier than many outdoor chairs but not as heavy as most Adirondack chairs. Plus, the cedar arms, legs, and back give the chair a true outdoor feel.

It’s easy to assemble and comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros:

  • Sealed to protect against moisture, mildew, and UV light
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Rustic outdoor design

Cons:

  • Pricey

3. Cedar Twins Ponds Chair Set by Creekview Designs

 

This chair set includes two chairs and an end table perfect for the fire pit in your backyard. Not only does it provide you with two seats in this set, but you also get an end table which is perfect for setting plates or drinks while you and your guests socialize in your outdoor space.

The chair and table are made of Western Red Cedar, and you can get them finished or unfinished. The chairs weigh 25 pounds each, and the end table weighs 15 pounds, making them easy to move throughout your backyard if you need to relocate from your fire pit to another area.

The chairs have a 390-pound weight capacity and measure 29" wide x 25" deep x 45" tall. The seat dimensions are 22" wide x 20" deep x 26" tall, and you can add a cushion or leave the seat cedar.

Pros:

  • Table and chair set
  • Relatively lightweight
  • Finished and unfinished options
  • Durable and comfortable
  • One-year manufacturer’s warranty

Cons:

  • Pricey

4. Timberland Chair by A & L Furniture

 

The Timberland Chair by A & L Furniture is made of durable, rot-resistant hardwood that will complete the look of your backyard fire pit. It is rustic, durable, and will withstand all weather elements. The weight of the chair is similar to an Adirondack chair.  Weighing 52 pounds, you’ll likely want to leave the Timberland chair at the fire pit.

The chair measures 29” wide x 27” deep x 41” tall with a seat that measures 22” wide x 17” deep. The back of the chair starting from the seat measures 17” high. It has a weight capacity of 350 pounds.

Instead of choosing finished or unfinished, you can choose between three different stains; natural, mushroom, or cedar. You can also add a cushion to the seat or leave it wooden.

Pros:

  • Strong and durable
  • Weather-resistant
  • Different finishing stains to choose from
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Heavy

5. Classic Folding Chair (2) by Anderson Teak

 

If you’re looking for a lighter chair that is easier to move from location to location, then this Classic Folding Chair by Anderson Teak is one you should consider. Not only is it lightweight, weighing only 19 pounds each, but they are also foldable, making them easy to store when they’re not being used.

The weight capacity is slightly lighter than other options. It has a weight capacity of 250 pounds, but the high back offers guests support as they sit. Unlike the other options on our list, the Classic Folding Chair doesn’t require any assembly. The dimensions of the chair are 18” wide, 24” deep, and 39” high.

You can choose no cushion or one of the 40 different cushion colors or fabrics. The chairs also include a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Foldable
  • 2-year warranty
  • No assembly required
  • Set of 2 chairs

Cons:

  • Less durable than other options with a weight capacity of 250 pounds

6. Heritage Deep Seating Chair with Cushions

 

We wanted to include a chair on our list that has cushions so that you have a comfortable seating option to consider. Cushion chairs aren’t always the best to consider for fire pits because smoke can get absorbed into the cushions. However, they’re extremely comfortable and one of the most relaxing options on our list.

The Heritage Deep Seating Chair by Wildridge Poly Furniture is made of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) resin with fade and water-resistant Subbrella fabric, making it durable and defensive against elements.

You can choose from 13 different polyethylene colors and 9 different Sunbrella fabric colors. The chair with cushions included weighs 45 pounds and will need to be assembled upon arrival. The dimensions of the chair are 31” wide x 34” deep x 31” high with a seat dimension of 17” tall, 24.5” wide x 22” deep.

If you need replacement cushions for your polywood chair, make sure the dimensions of the cushions are 25” wide x 6” deep x 21” high for the back and 25” wide x 26” deep x 6” high for the seat. The chair has a weight capacity of 350 pounds and has a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty

Pros:

  • Allows for maximum comfort
  • Durable
  • Weather-resistant
  • Many polyethylene and cushion colors to choose from
  • 5-year warranty

Cons:

  • Slightly heavier than some options (45 pounds)

How to Choose the Best Chairs for Fire Pit in Your Backyard

Knowing what chairs to choose for the fire pit in your backyard can be determined by your fire pit's size, location, and style.

You should measure the perimeter of your fire pit. This will tell you how many outdoor fire pit chairs you can fit when the chairs are placed as close as possible to the fire pit. Keep in mind that you can always move chairs further back from the perimeter of the fire pit.

While this will accommodate more chairs, it will move your guests further away from the fire, so keep that in mind when choosing what chairs you will add to your fire pit and how many.

Material

The material of your backyard fire pit chairs is important because they will need to withstand the harsh elements as they sit outside during the year. If made of wood, your outdoor furniture will need to be made of a rot-resistant and UV ray-resistant material to preserve the wood and prevent deterioration.

Another great material to consider for an outdoor chair is polyurethane. This type of plastic won’t rot, mildew, or become a home for bugs. Polyurethane chairs are easy to clean by pressure washing or wiping down.

Size

You’ll need to know the measurements of the fire pit chairs to know how many will fit around the fire pit. The width of the chairs will tell you how much space each outdoor chair will take up left to right.

You’ll also need to account for the space in between each chair, so make sure you know the width of the chairs before you make your decision. Do you plan to include a fire pit table as well?

The size and shape of the fire pit may also come into play here as well. A circular fire pit may not be able to accommodate as many individual chairs as a square fire pit, for example. So, really consider your seating options in this case.

Weight

You should also consider how much each of the individual chairs weigh, especially if you think you will be moving the chairs from one location to another in your backyard. You may have another area like a pool or playground in your backyard that guests may want to gather at.

Heavy chairs can make it difficult to relocate them from one outdoor space to the next, so you may want to choose a lighter option when choosing the best chair for your fire pit.

Another consideration you may need to make is storing the chairs when they are not in use. You may not want to leave the chairs outside in the elements all year long. If that’s the case, you may want to choose a chair that has a foldable design for easy transition and storage.

Cushions

Some guests may prefer a comfy fire pit chair with a cushion opposed to an outdoor chair with a wooden seat. This will undoubtedly create a more comfortable experience for you and your guests, but this is also a feature that may create more work for you.

You’ll likely want to make sure you bring the chair cushions indoors each time they’re not in use so that they don’t deteriorate in the elements. Additionally, cushions can absorb smoke from the fire pit, so keep this in mind if you consider choosing a chair with cushions.

Final Thoughts

Didn’t see any outdoor fire pit chairs on our list that stuck out to you? Don’t worry, we have plenty more outdoor chairs and seating options you can search through and choose from!



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