Hiland makes a newer model of the hexagon fire pit table. It comes with upgraded clear fire glass instead of standard lava rock.
Plus, the package also includes a lid for the fire bowl. Therefore, you can use the fire pit for warmth – or as a regular patio table for games or dining.
The older version:
The Uniflame hexagon fire pit table places a close second to my favorite. It may come as no surprise, since their marbled slate tile tabletop look very similar.
The main difference is obvious. This model seats 6 people versus 4, due to its hexagonal shape. It also costs about $300 more.
Another difference is that the center firebowl is filled with black glass pieces (included) instead of the lava rock with faux logs.
Although I am partial to the rustic logs, the black glass crystals are actually pretty cool-looking, especially against the slate tiles.
It has the same easy-access control panel under the table where the propane tank (not included) is housed. It features the same electronic ignition system that I like as well.
Approximate measurements are 22″ high x 50″ diameter wide. This is not significantly larger than the square model, which seats 4 people, so you can comfortably seat more guests without needing much more deck space. I do like this.
However, it’s currently priced at $770 on Amazon. I would have liked to see it about $100 less, but who am I to think I am the fire pit pricing expert?
How to Save Money:
That said, I’ve included some links from various websites so you can shop around if you like.
- Walmart note: shipping rates may apply, free pick-up at store
- eBay multiple sellers
Note: One way to get around the price aspect (if you even care) is to save money on the chairs. Sometimes you can find some great deals on mid or end-of-season sales at Home Depot or Target. I have had great experiences with outdoor furniture constructed of resin wicker.
How is the Hexagon Fire Pit Table a Valuable Asset?
I’ve known several friends who have had to move and unfortunately sell their fire pit tables. The good news is that these outdoor furnishings hold their value, like a nice bottle of cabernet or a vintage car.
Apparently, people pay good money for well-maintained fire pit tables that are local and already assembled. Something to keep in mind.