It’s time to take a closer look at one of my favourite looks for chimineas – corten steel or arrange chimineas.
There’s something so rustic, industrial, and modern about the corten steel chims that really appeals to me. So I did a little scouring of what’s best on offer for the UK and the US for Summer 2022. What are your thoughts on Corten steel? I’ve found it to be quite a marmite dividing opinions! You either love it or hate it.
What’s the Appeal of Corten Steel (Orange Chimineas)?
- They look amazing
- They are already weathered, and so you don’t need to worry about them rusting!
- They don’t need to be cured
- You can burn both wood and charcoal
- Striking contemporary design
- They are orange 😍
1. Corten Steel Chimenea/Chiminea/Chimney/Fire/UK Made
Introducing the Lux Unique Corten Chimenea, a beautifully designed and crafted piece perfect for any garden.
Made in the UK from high-grade Corten weathering steel, this chimenea is built to last with a layer of anti-corrosion that will give it a lifespan of 20 years or more.
Its robust design is not only eye-catching but also incredibly strong and sturdy, weighing in at 30 kg. With thicker Corten steel than some competitors use, our chimenea is sure to weather any storm. So bring warmth and style to your outdoor space with the Lux Unique Corten Chimenea.
2. Wood Log Burner Rust Finish Outdoor Fireplace Steel Rustic Garden Charcoal Heater with Chimney From OlaFLowers
Introducing the Wood Log Burner Rust Finish Outdoor Fireplace from Olaflowers – the perfect addition to any large garden.
This unique chiminea has been designed to have an industrial look while still maintaining the traditional chiminea shape. The large size makes it a great centrepiece for your garden, while the rust finish gives it a stylish edge.
Made from steel, this tough and durable chiminea is perfect for burning wood. The wide opening means you can easily add logs, while the steel construction ensures that your fire stays alight for hours.
Whether you’re hosting a garden party or simply enjoying a night under the stars, the corten steel chiminea is the perfect way to add some warmth and style to your outdoor space.
If you’re looking for a chic and modern outdoor fireplace that will make a statement in your garden or patio, the Jotul Froya is the perfect choice.
Made from Corten steel, it’s designed to withstand all types of weather, so you can enjoy it all year round. It features a large fire opening, extended flue pipe and optional firescreen and floor plate, making it both functional and stylish.
This one comes part assembled, and they claim you don’t need to cover it… though with the amount of rain we get, I think you’ll likely extend its life by covering it. However, it’s good to know it’s a sturdy piece of kit and can cope with being left out once in a while.
There are optional extras of the base plate and fire screen, though this takes the price to over £500 – so I’d skip it. As for colouring, it starts off really orange and gradually gets more terracotta, rustic brown colouring as it ages.
A lovely choice of orange chiminea!
The Oxi Fire Corten Steel Chiminea is a great example of how terrific these orange chimineas can look!
This premium quality chiminea is made from high-grade Corten weathering steel for exceptional durability. It is also designed in a striking geometric shape that is not only beautiful to look at, but also extremely strong.
The chiminea arrives fully assembled and ready to use; there is no flat pack involved! Simply unpack it and enjoy the warmth and glow of the fire with friends and family.
The raw steel form of the chiminea will slowly weather over time, creating a unique and natural patina. This process typically takes weeks to months, so please be patient while it happens.
This chiminea arrives as raw, grey steel and will take weeks to months to weather naturally. You will receive an enclosed guide with the Chiminea that advises on how best to protect your investment during this time if bad weather is expected.
I included this amazing example of an orange chiminea as it is the most stunning fireplace for a larger outdoor space.
This one will withstand the elements and last for years to come. This incredible wood-burning fireplace is made from Corten steel, which is highly corrosion resistant and can resist all weather conditions without any maintenance.
Once weathered into its infamous orange-brown colour, this thin layer of oxidation protects the steel from any further corrosion. This fireplace will be looking great for many years to come.
Not to mention, the temperature of the fire is adjustable, so you can control how much heat you want radiating through your outdoor space.
And because Corten steel is great at radiating heat, you’ll be able to enjoy your garden even in cooler temperatures. There is no price displayed, unfortunately, as it’s a real investment but what an amazing addition to a garden if you have the space and can afford it!
Orange chimineas are the perfect way to add a pop of colour to your outdoor décor while enjoying the warmth and ambience of a crackling fire. If you’re in the market for an orange chiminea, we’ve got some great recommendations for you. Our top pick is the Jotul Froya Corten steel chiminea – it’s beautiful, durable, and sure to be a conversation starter. Thanks for reading!