For years we had a portable fire bowl. It traveled with us from events all over the southeast to weddings in new england, it warmed cool nights and solidified friendships. But after ten years of collecting rainfall, bouncing around on a trailer and burning a small forest worth of firewood, our little copper clad fire bowl simply wore out. We wanted something permanent here at the house, a fire pit we could host parties around or simply enjoy a cool evening for the two of us. .. mission accomplished.