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Introduction:

These are decorative custom copper covers for fire pits, and have become a very popular item of our work. They are an attractive way to help keep out falling debris and excessive rain water while not in use. You could just cover your fire pit with a simple canvas tarp, but without some sort of support framework over the hole it would just sag in the middle and puddle with water and debris, so these have been a good solution even if you wanted to cover it with a tarp for the Winter months.

Fire pit cover brass handle

I do not have the tooling to make these seamless domes myself, so it seems these pre-formed 36" wide hammered dome covers have been very popular, but they are made with just a thin 16oz copper and could dent easily, which is why the hammered look is used, so new dents are less noticeable. Logic would suggest; why use a life-time metal like copper if it may become dented or damaged before long. Although, the doming effect does help to stiffen that thin sheet metal a bit, like with car body panels. A cover like this weighs 15# to 25# with or without a drop ring under it.

The covers we make from scratch are made with a 2X thicker 32oz copper, so they are a lot sturdier and more dent resistant, so the rustic hammered look should not be needed, but that does make them heavier. Which is great for wind resistance, but makes a cover not as easy to take off and put back on for just one person when it may weigh 25# to 45#.

I can make these in several other styles, sizes, and shapes to fit your desired look and function. I am careful not to give my Clients the impression I am trying to up-sell them, so I do not push any additional feature our Client had not asked for, so please be very specific with details you want when ordering one of these covers through e-mail.

How I Form These Seamless 36" Wide Domed Covers:
These rustic hammered domes are adapted from a common fire pit bowl I get through Good Directions. They are normally sold with a black painted steel stand and grill hardware. The center and outer rim come to me flat; as seen in this photo below, so we have to spend hours hammering the middle to dome, as seen below right. This stiffens it up to help keep it's shape, even though it thins the metal a bit more.

Then we have to angle the outer rim down to drain and shed debris better. Then we seal the rolled rim with solder to keep the steel ring inside from getting wet and leaching rust. We then affix the handles and a drop ring you may want added to this order.

On the left you will see a larger sturdier smooth dome I recently found to use for these covers. It is 3" wider at 39" wide and as you can see it has a taller clearance in the middle. It is made with a thicker sturdier copper. The old style cover on the right is just 9.8#, where this new cover is 18#. This shows how it really is a thicker copper; being more dent resistant. They are just not pre-hammered with thousands of small dents like the cover on the right. If you don't like the smooth look it is possible to have us beat this cover up as well if you feel that is an important detail, but I feel that's a shame. The real reason the hammered copper look is used is just to hide any imperfections or new dent that a cover may suffer.

copper fire pit cover w/brass handles

If perhaps you feel your cover needs to be wider to cover more of the stone hearth I can add a tapered skirt to bring it out wider with a copper pipe attached the outer rim for strength and better handling. This will add weight to the cover making as much as 45# to 60#. I can use a thinner metal to be lighter, but it would also make it much less durable.

Common Charges:

  • Copper fire-pit coverA basic 36" wide seamless hammered dome weighs 10# alone and costs $500 w/o freight or handles. We can get smaller 30" wide for $450, or 25" for just $350, but we have only had 1 client ask for a smaller cover, so it's not something we stock.

  • If you need a cover that is wider than 36" we can form a custom cone shape, or make a tapered extension rim to extend out further past the dome. This 32oz copper runs $20#. The 32oz copper we use  for these custom covers is 2# per square foot.

  • For hammering of the 32oz copper would be 2X more, so you're looking at $40 sq' to beat it up, but keep in mind the 32oz copper it a good deal sturdier than most copper you would be familiar with, so it should not need this.

  • A copper drop ring can be added to help keep this cover in place during wind storms (w/o having to fasten it down) making it  simple on and off. The cost can vary depending on the diameter and height you need. It is best to add a small copper pipe along the bottom edge for durability. These also run $20#. Made with a thinner 20oz copper runs $25#.

  • A simple knob or D handle can be attached for $30 to $50 each. The deluxe PVD life-time coated brass handles run $100 each installed. The limited selection shown here has nothing to do with the stock we have on hand. We have the same access to thousands of different style as you. Fire pit cover brass handleYou are welcome to order a set of handles shipped to us for attachment for just $25 each. Our primary aim is your long term satisfaction so don't be shy to be decisive with these order.

  • A circular copper pipe trim/rim also runs $20#. This ring can be formed from a 1' diameter circle up to a 6' 4" wide circle with a single seam using a 20' long pipe. These can be made using a 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1.25", 1.5", up to a 2" pipe. The weight of a 10' type L pipe is 2.4# - 1/2", 4.2# - 3/4", 6.1# - 1". They sell a thinner type M copper pipe, but I work with a thicker type L pipe for added strength and dent resistance. Let me know if you want a thinner pipe used in stead for lighter weight.

  • If you do not happen to be local to the Portland, Or area covers over 36" wide will need a custom wood crate and truck freight, which will add to the cost. Freight can vary from $140 FedEx Ground to a business address, or as much as $500 for a large wood crate delivered to a residence w/liftgate service. I do not mark up the freight cost, so you are welcome to make your own shipping arrangements.

  • Fire pit cover brass handleSmooth decorative seamless domed topper. I made a special purchase of some 18" wide copper lids made for garden hose pots, which can add a fancy detail to these fire pit covers. They weigh just 3# and run $125 installed. This can be used in lieu of a handle for a cover that's not too large and heavy.

Strength:
Since most of the cost you pay for any custom work like this is labor and freight costs logic would dictate why bother using a life-time metal like copper if it is just thin to save cost and weight. It would just be flimsy and most likely become dented and haggard looking within a decade of normal use? Although, thicker copper would be heavier to lift each time, so that is an important factor. Weight is good for stability in a wind storm, but can make use challenging for one person.

For covers with flat sides I can make a wood shell inside for support of a thinner copper, but that does not seem to make it any lighter or cost less. Example: I made a 49" wide flat cover with a thinner 20oz copper, so it needed 1/2" thick plywood underneath for support, but it still weighed over 42#.

Thicker copper may not be impervious to dents, but it will be a good deal more durable, and the added weight makes it less prone to get blown off in a harsh wind storm. The seamless dome shaping process does thin the metal a bit, but these seem to be so popular because with these are already so beaten up that most new dents are not very noticeable and can be popped back out easily with little risk of damaging the cover.

I could make these covers using a thicker 48oz copper, but it would be 150% heavier to handle lifting this cover on and off again with each use, so it is not as practical and more expensive of course. It is tricky to find just the right balance between strength, weight, and cost for the best possible long term results, but these seem to be working out well so far. The only complaint I've gotten was how it did not sit flat on their irregular stone work. It just needed a slight tweak to make it sit right and not teeter. Of course without being able to be there at your place there's no way I could possibly make sure these will fit to your stone surround just right, so some minor adjustment may be needed.

Cone Shaped Covers:
Made in just a 20oz copper would still last 7 to 8 decades if handled responsibly each time, and not subjected to flying debris in a wind storm. Each bend helps add strength. A steeper angle also adds more strength. They may be more prone to denting with normal use, but this would be the most practical cost wise, as well as weight for easier handling. Although, with the lighter weight it would be wise to have a drop ring made to fit down inside the fire pit to help keep them from getting blown off in a windstorm.

If you are OK with a cone shaped covers with a single soldered seam they would be water tight still, and we can make them in any custom size or angle to fit your needs. They can be made square, rectangular, octagon, or 16 bends for a more circular look.

If you happen to be local to the Portland, Or area for as little as $300 you can use a basic 36" wide copper cover w/o handles or drop ring. Here's a couple pics to give you and idea of what they could look like:

Fire pit cover w/brass handles

For better durability I can make these in a thicker copper and or add copper piping along the outer rim to add strength and better handling. In this style runs $25# + freight and handles of your choice.

Handles:
This fancy swirl style door handles you'll see on most of these covers have proven to be very popular with our Clients, since they do not look like ordinary door handles, but there's hundreds of different handle styles you could opt for. These deluxe handles come with a premium life-time PVD metal coating that will not tarnish or scratch like a lacquered finish, but keep in mind most other handles just have a fragile lacquer finish. These run $100 each installed. These handles add about 1# each to a cover.

Fire pit cover brass handle

They can come with several different base plates styles. You would only need 1 handle in the middle for a small cover, but you may feel it look better with a pair of handles.

Simple cabinet handles or knobs shown below can be use in stead for just $30 to $50 each. Here is just a few examples to choose from. Some Clients have us add a D handle just to run a cable lock through it to help secure their cover from theft.

Fire pit cover brass handle

We have a few hinged handles as well, like (e) and (f) shown below.

Fire pit cover brass handle

Note: most handles do not have that better PVD coating.
Brass with a lacquer coating will peal and may tarnish over time.
Some handles may have iron in them; making them prone to rust eventually.

Drop-Rings:
A retaining ring is a good simple way to help hold a cover in place in a wind storm, so it won't shift out of place, but would add to the weight as well as the cost, so I leave it to you to figure out if this is needed for your situation. Most Clients seem to be quite opinionated on this detail; knowing their area better than I could.

Fire pit cover brass handleSize & Shape: If you do want this feature I will need to know exactly the size and shape of the hole it needs to slide down into. It is best to use a large sheet of paper or cardboard to outline this hole, then fold it up and mail it to me, so I can make sure it will fit just right. If it were to be even a little too large or shaped wrong it would be pointless and not fit down into the hole. If it is an irregular shaped hole you may want to indicate the direction you want the handles to point, so you will always know how to hold it as you put it back on. this way it slides down into place each time w/o issue.

Depth: I would also need to know how far down into the pit you would like the drop ring to extend below the outer rim of the cover. Some gas fire-pits have a shallow depth. This should not need to be more than 3" below the outer rim, but I leave this to your discretion.

Photos: It also helps me to see some photos of your fire-pit, so I can better visualize this, and ask questions if needed for the best possible outcome.

Below are some examples of the covers we've made for Clients over the last few years. Their feedback has help greatly to refine this process and designs.
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Van Der Merwe - (4/14)
South Lebanon, Ohio

This is a custom 51" wide solid 24oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Anton & Annie Van Der Merwe. As you can see this has a hammered curved shape to the cover and has 1" type L copper pipe added to the rim and a 1/2" pipe to the bottom edge of the drop ring riveted and soldered in place. The ring in the foreground is to help keep the lava rock out of the way fro the drop ring to slide down. The center dome is set above the main cover and has stainless steel screen for a vent to minimize condensation. This cover is 47.6# in all.

fire-pit cover w/vent cover

Cost: $2,220.58 w/freight in wood crate insured

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This was sturdy enough to hold a 260# man standing on the small pipe ring you see here.

Jurkovich - (3/14)
Canton, Ohio

This is a custom 36" X 64" long solid 24oz copper fire-pit cover for our client George Jurkovich. This has a 6/12 pitch angle to the top and has 1/2" type L copper pipe added to the rim of the drop ring riveted and soldered in place. Also, has a pair of larger brass swirl style handles. This cover is 49.4# in all.

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Cost: $2,335.31 w/freight in wood crate insured

Brown - (1/14)
Charlotte, North Carolina

This is a custom 48" wide solid 32oz copper fire-pit cover for our client Palmer Brown. This has a 6/12 pitch angle to the cone shape and has 1" type L copper pipe added for the outer rim soldered in place with a pair of larger antiqued Bird Cage style handles. This cover is 38.4#.

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Cost: $1,440 w/freight in wood crate insured

Lichter - (10/13)
 Rancho Santa Fe, California

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This is 32oz solid copper custom framework we made for a set of fireplace doors for our client Suzanne Lichter in Rancho Santa Fe, California. This is 76.8# in all. This 1/4" tempered glass was 26.8#, so that leaves right at 50# of copper in this framework. This being the first set of fireplace doors we've designed and built we gave her a pretty good deal on this. Future project for polished copper like this would be more to cover all the time we put into this sort of projects.

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$1,250 for 50# of copper in this frame work X $25
+ $200 for the 8 brass hinges
+ $100 for the 4 knobs attached
+ $20 for 1 sq' of SS screen along the bottom for air intake
+ $240 for a set of 4 tempered glass panes 1/4" thick
+ $150 for a custom wood crate and packing material
+ $250 for ground truck freight
= $2,210 delivered

Fireplace DoorsFireplace Doors

Cost: $2,210 w/freight in wood crate insured 

Belsito - (8/13)
New Windsor,
New York

This is a custom rectangular 18" X 52" long solid 32oz copper fire-pit cover w/drop ring for our client Joseph Belsito. This cover is 30.2#.

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Cost: $1,250.80 w/freight in wood crate insured

Fire-pit cover w/brass handle

From: "Joseph Belsito" <Joe@Belsito.c*m>
Subject: pictures
Date: Sun, 18 Aug


Hello David … the firepit cover arrived and we are thrilled with it! You and your team did an incredible job helping us to bring to life the cover in a way that serves its functional purpose, while not dominating the design of the firepit yet still looking gorgeous. I’m sure your reputation speaks for itself but if you ever need a reference both in terms of quality of work and integrity in business please send them my way.

All the best,
Joseph Belsito
Belsito Communications, Inc.

Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013

Hi David …
Just wanted to let you know we’ve had some time to use the fire pit cover you made for us … including a few pretty good rain storms … and it’s working perfectly. I just wanted to say thanks again for all your help/planning/hard work!

All the best,
Joe
Bottar - (7/13)
Manlius,
New York

This is a custom 46" wide solid copper fire-pit cover w/39" wide drop ring for our client Michael Bottar. He wanted something more than just a soft dome in the middle, so I got this more dramatic 18" wide dome to add to his cover. This finished cover is 46.6#.

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Cost: $1,820 w/freight in wood crate insured

Light - (4/13)
Redondo Beach, California

This is a custom 39" wide solid copper stand and fire-pit cover for our client Jim Light. It has a 2.5" drop flange below the lower rim. The cover is 36.5" wide. The frame is 20.8# and the cover w/handle is 11.4#. Jim will use the top cover set over his gas fire pit when not in use to keep it clean. We tested the strength of the frame with 450# on it (2 men). I imagine it could easily handle over twice that much weight.

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Cost: $1,677 w/freight in wood crate insured

To see all 24 images and read more about this unique project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Light.htm

Testa - (4/13)
Melbourne Beach, Florida

fire-pit cover w/brass handles

This is a custom 28" wide square 32oz solid copper fire-pit cover for our client Ann Testa. It has a 1" drop flange below the outer rim made 22.5" wide w/client supplied handles I attached. Final weight 24#.

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fire-pit cover w/bronze looking handlesFrom: Ann Testa <ann.testa@att.n*t>
Subject: Re: Custom Copper Fire-pit Cover
Date: Fri, 26 Apr 2013


David,
I received the Copper Cover today in perfect condition. I have included some photos of the copper fire pit cover on my fire pit. I'm very pleased. Do I need to put any kind of finish on the cover ?

Thanks,
Ann

Cost: $690 w/freight in wood crate insured
client supplied the handles
(saved $100 from the original quote for less copper weight than predicted)

Lombardi - (4/13)
Nashua, New Hampshire
Claire Lombardi wanted a basic 36" wide domed fire pit cover with a 1.5" drop ring below the outer rim made 32.25" wide w/a pair of solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles. Final weight 18.8#.
Copper fire-pit cover

Cost: $1,111 w/freight in wood crate insured

Palumbo - (11/12)
East Providence, Rhode Island
Ken Palumbo wanted a basic 36" wide domed fire pit cover with a 1.5" drop ring below the outer rim made 34.5" wide w/o any handle. Final weight 15.7#.
Copper fire-pit cover
From: Kenneth Palumbo <krpalumbo@yahoo.c*m>
Subject: Palumbo Job
Date: Thu, 6 Dec 2012


Dave,
My new fire pit cover fits perfectly! Great product with Great Service. Good doing business with your company.

Thank you,
KPALUMBO

Cost: $900 w/freight in cardboard box

Klinglesmith - Pizza Oven Cover (11/12)
Portland, Oregon
pizza oven door cover w/brass handlesMichael Klinglesmith originally wanted just a basic 33.5" wide 20" tall rectangular cover for his outdoor pizza oven to help keep it clean when not in use. I suggested he should have me make this cover more stylized in this way to accent the arched opening w/o costing extra. He made the wood frame and varnished it. I made this cover w/2 separate pieces of 32oz copper and added a pair of brass handles to his wood frame he had made per our discussion of alternative shapes. Final weight 25#.

Cost: $460 delivered in person to get this photo

Pizza oven door cover w/brass handlesPizza oven door cover w/brass handles

To see all 24 images and read more about this unique project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Klinglesmith.htm

Willsey (11/12)
Summit, New Jersey
Fire pit cover brass handleKevin Willsey originally wanted a just basic 36" wide fire pit cover w/a simple brass handle and 3" drop ring 35" wide, but after realizing that would only allow for a small 1/2" rim outside this size drop ring he agreed it would be best to add 4" outside of the dome w/a 1/2" pipe outer rim, which also made the drop ring longer. Final weight was 36.6#.

Cost: $1,596 w/truck freight in wood crate insured

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Young (11/12)
Cromwell, Connecticut
Copper fire pit cover w/brass handleMarch Young wanted a basic 36" wide fire pit cover w/a small brass handle and 3" drop ring below the outer rim that was 31" wide. Final weight 18.6#.

Cost: $990 w/freight in wood crate insured

From: March Young <marchy@comcast.n*t>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2012
Subject: Follow-up


Hi David
The Fire Pit dome arrived as scheduled. Nice job on the shipping box. The box was easy to open, and more importantly, absolutely no damage. The dome has met our every expectation in looks, fit and functionality. We will look forward to how it patinas up over the years as we prefer that look. Here are a couple of installed shots. It was a pleasure working with CBD to make the dome a reality.

Once again thanks from the Young's

Fire pit cover photoCopper fire pit cover w/brass handle

Morrone-Cramer (10/12)
Pittstown, New Jersey
Copper fire pit cover w/handleLacy Morrone-Cramer wanted a just a basic 36" wide domed fire pit cover w/stainless steel handle and nothing more. Final weight 11.6#.

Cost: $740 w/freight in cardboard box

Stone (6/12)
California, Maryland
Copper fire pit cover w/ brass handlesMary Lynn Stone wanted a basic 36" wide fire pit cover w/a pair of solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles and nothing more. Final weight 12.6#.

Cost: $723.48 w/freight in cardboard box
(saved $50 because of a misquote)

Spoor (5/12)
New Vernon, New Jersey
Bill Spoor wanted just a basic flat 49" wide fire pit cover w/1 handles in the middle, but after consideration of the weight opted for this pair of stainless steel handles. This was made with a thinner 20oz copper. This needed 1/2" plywood to stiffen up the flat sheet of copper with a pair of 3/4" copper pipes bent in a ring for the outer rim strength and easy handling, with a 43" wide drop ring. The plywood was glued in and treated with tung oil. Final weight 42#.

Wood & copper fire pit cover w/handlesCopper covered wood fire pit cover w/handles

Cost: $1,250 w/freight in wood crate insured

Gustafson (5/12)
Newbury, Massachusetts
This was a basic 36" wide fire pit cover 1 solid brass handle in the center with a 28" wide drop ring made with solid copper. Final weight 21#.

Copper fire pit cover w/brass handle

Cost: $900 w/freight in cardboard box

From: "Gustafson, Todd" <todd.gustafson@hp.c*m>
SuSubject: Gustafson - Firepit Cover
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2012

Hello David
Just as we expected the firepit cover is perfect and exactly as expected. I am very happy with the product, fit and quality. Thank you! Attached is photo for your reference!

Have a great wknd!
Todd
Anderson Pools and Spas (4/12)
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
This was for a client of Anderson Pools & Spas. It was a 1 piece cone shape fire pit cover bent with 16 facets, made 33" wide, w/2 solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles, and a 26" wide drop ring all made with 32oz copper. A 1/2 copper pipe 102" long was added to the outer rim for strength, soft outer edge, and a nicer clean look. Final weight 30#.

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Cost: $902.50 delivered in a wood crate insured
(saved $227.50 for more copper used than predicted)

Copper fire pit cover w/brass handles

From: "Nikki Anderson" <nikki@andersonpoolsandspas.c*m>
Subject: pics of fire pit
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012span>

Mr. Huffman loves it! It fit perfectly also! Awesome Job!
Nikki
Miller (3/12)
Walnut Creek, California
This was a basic 36" wide fire pit cover w/2 solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles, with a 27" wide drop ring made with a thinner 20oz copper. Final weight 24#.

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Cost: $960 w/o freight
(Used client's FedEx account)

Sweeney (3/11)
Holly Springs, Mississippi

This project was for a custom copper 25" wide grill cover and a 33.5" wide fire pit cover, which needed a flange drop down into the pit 21" wide ISD sleeve made with 20oz copper to cover a 25" wide outdoor gas fire pit in order to keep it clean and dry when not in use.

Copper fire pit cover w/brass handles

Cost: $1,806 w/crate & freight
(saved $225 - more copper used than quoted)

To see all 22 photos and read more about this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Sweeney.htm

Salisbury Landscaping Group (11/10)
Belleville, Michigan

This was a 48" wide OSD w/37.5" wide copper drop ring for more stability to stay put through windstorms. Also has a pair of solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles for easy removal. Final weight 45#
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copper fire pit cover w/brass handles

Cost: $1,601 delivered in a wood crate

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To see all 13 photos and read more about this project:
http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Salisbury.htm

Client's name with name withheld (10/10)
Farmington Hills, Michigan

48" wide OSD, 36.5" ISD, fire pit cover w/stainless steel screen, 1/2" copper pipe framework, and a pair of solid brass knobs on the removable access screen shown in the right photo. This was designed to be able to stay in place while in use with the exhaust vent in the top. Final weight 54#
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Cost: $2,274.11 delivered in a wood crate

copper fire pit cover w/stainless steel screen

Opsahl (9/10)
N. W. Portland, Oregon

Suzie Opsahl needed us to make a 36" wide OSD, 31" ISD, 32oz copper fire pit cover, w/a pair of solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles (not shown here). The pair of handles were attached after these photos were taken while the clients was here to help decide the best placement. Copper weight 38#, or 19 sq'

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Cost: $910 client pick up

To see all 12 photos and read more about this project: http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Opsahl.htm

Bernard & Debby Birger (9/10)
Collinsville, Illinoisspan>
This was a large 48.5" wide X 73.5" long ISD 32oz copper fire pit cover, w/4 solid brass PVD coated spiral style handles, w/1" type L copper pipe frame inside. Copper weight 101.6#, or 50.8 sq'. The 4 handles add about 10#.

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Cost: $2,362 client pick up

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To see more about this project w/chimney & gazebo caps: http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Birger.htm

Robert & Sara Mingus (12/09)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
32oz copper circular cover 49" OSD, 2 solid brass spiral handles w/lifetime PVD coating, 1/2" copper pipe outer rim, and 1 simple brass loop handle for a cable lock. This was made for a 10.5" clearance in the center. The final weight was 38#.

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I order these 37" W copper fire pit bowls from a wholesale company called Good Directions. I have to hand hammer the flat bottom to this dome shape in the middle. Then add the handles and the bottom skirting w/outer 1/2" copper pipe to raise it up higher and wider for more clearance.

Cost: $1,426 delivered in a custom wood crate
Dennis & Brigitta Cunningham (7/08)
Hicksville, New York
32oz copper circular cover 37" OSD, 32" ISD, 2 solid brass spiral style handles w/lifetime PVD coating. I added this vertical support ring to raise it up for a 17" center clearance to allow for the artificial gas logs.

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I buy the copper fire pit bowls from a wholesale company called Good Directions. I need to hand hammer the flat bottom to this dome shape, add the handles, add the bottom skirting to raise it up, and add the 1/2" copper piping along the bottom for added strength. The final weight was 39#.

Cost: $1,293.27 delivered in a custom wood crate to
To see all 16 photos and read more about this project: http://copper-by-design.com/cw/Cunningham.htm
Harry Takhar (3/06)
Bemidji, Minneapolis
This was just a simple 36" wide copper cover w/a solid brass handle in the center raised up to make sure it was away from the dome in caser it were to be hot. That handle was attached to a 6" long solid 3/4" brass rod. I do not do this style handle any more for obvious reasons. The dome had a 7" clearance in the middle.
Copper fire pit cover w/brass handle

$475 back when copper was 1/2 as much
delivered in wood crate with the rest of their order

To see more about this project w/5' W hood & flue:
http://copper-by-design.com/cc/cp/Takhar.htm
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