Decorative Firepit Tools
Firepit tools are installed in the homes of two reasons: to provide extra warmth and to improve the aesthetics of the room. They are installed in the firepit tools are not necessary with decorative electric or gas stoves, but they are necessary for wood or fuel-burning firepits. Decorative firepit tool sets can be both functional and beautiful, and come in many designs and finishes.
There are four basic tools in a firepit tools set – poker, broom, shovel and tongs. Each piece is made of metal, with the exception of the bristles on the brush. The poker is long and straight and has a point and often a catch at the opposite end of the handle. It is used to move logs or stir up the fire. The broom used to sweep the ashes from the firepit after the fire is out and the firepit and ashes have cooled. The ash collected in the bucket, which is sized to work with the broom. The tabs are used to grab the logs to redeploy them or to add logs to the fire.
Traditional firepit tools were made of iron and was black in color. Modern firepit tool sets are available in many different configurations, including stainless steel, chrome and brass. More rustic versions are made of hammered steel, graphite or copper. The handles of the firepit tools often have a design of some type. Scrolls or carvings are common, and tool sets can be drawn or trimmed in precious metals as well.