There are 4 types of DIY fire pit seating options. They are benches, rocks, logs and stairs. Here they are.
Not my favorite seat, but in a pinch you can cut up a bunch of logs and use them for seating.
Or lay large logs on the side for log benches to be used around a fire.
Rocks and Boulders
While not terribly comfortable, I love the look of these large flat-topped boulders used as seating around a patio fire pit.
If you have a multi-level patio you can use the stairs as a place to sit around a fire pit.
Because benches are the most common DIY option, we include a wide variety of designs and ideas.
Curved wood DIY bench on a patio next to a fire pit.
Elaborate stone built-in patio bench wrapping around a propane fire pit.
Flagstone bench and retaining wall around a large boulder fire pit on small oval patio in the backyard.
Curved brick bench around a circular brick fire pit on red brick patio. Patio chairs complement the bench.
Flagstone fire pit patio with curved stone bench in the middle of a sprawling backyard.
L-shaped brick bench around a rectangle propane fire pit table on flagstone patio.
Custom built gray stone l-shaped bench around a square custom built-in above-ground wood-burning fire pit on gray-blue flagstone patio.
Bench fire pit seating for a large gathering of people with several rows of benches around a circular fire pit in sunken fire pit area.
Semi-circle red brick patio bench on a circular patio around a circular propane fire pit.
Wood deck bench with back in l-shape around a red brick above-ground fire pit.
Here’s a relatively comfortable built-in stone patio bench with back around a stone circular propane fire pit on backyard patio.
Built in wood bench on deck wrapping around a fire pit (with screen top). This is a two-tier deck – the fire pit area is placed a good distance from the house.
Simple DIY wood benches placed around a rock fire pit. This is about as simple as it gets for DIY fire pit seating.
Stunning gray flagstone circular fire pit patio with curved matching flagstone built-in bench
Here’s an example of ample seating using a variety of matching patio furniture that includes chairs, loveseats and sofas.
Here are some lovely and comfortable wood patio chairs around a fire pit table. This is a good arrangement for a smaller patio.
We have these faux plastic Adirondack chairs in our yard. They’re inexpensive and comfortable. These are a great seating options for around a fire pit.
For authentic seating, you can splurge on real Adirondack chairs and place them around a fire pit like this photo example. Talk about a beautiful and inviting setting.
This is my kind of fire pit seating – large overstuffed patio armchairs with ample space around fire pit on a large patio.
I love this small round patio with fire pit next to a stunning backyard pool. The wicker chairs have cushions and plenty of space creating a very comfortable sitting area around the fire pit. I could sit there for hours.
Another example of multiple patio chairs with three small side tables around a large patio fire pit. The multiple side tables are a nice touch – everyone has a place to put their drinks, devices, etc.
Here’s an example of rustic seating around a patio fire pit – these are rustic log chairs that look great and are reasonably comfortable.
This is awesome – two curved well cushioned patio sofas wrapping around a circular patio fire pit table on a deck with incredible view of the ocean.
Here’s an example of two patio sofas around an attractive rectangle propane fire pit table on covered patio.
White Adirondack chairs circle a round brick fire pit on a garden brick patio.
Here’s an example of rustic log-style rocking chairs placed around a large patio fire pit.
6 contemporary patio armchairs with several matching side-tables around a huge patio fire pit. The side tables could double as additional seating.
Three large sofas wrap around a large stone rectangle propane fire table.
Adirondack chairs around a rock-style fire pit. Seating includes benches around an adjacent picnic table.