Not If You Want It To Look Nice
Like many of you, I purchased this outdoor fire pit, in part, because it looked unique and different from the others to choose from. I purchased this item about 18 months ago and I am still using it, but I waited this long to write this review, mostly because I was so disappointed in the end product. While it was packaged horribly and arrived looking like it had rolled down about 4 flights of stairs I really didn't care, it is made of metal, after all and it really was very easy to put together. I should also state the Veranda Hyde Park Outdoor Fire Pit functions just fine, however, after 1 week of sitting outside partially exposed to the rain it rusted like you wouldn't believe. Instead of the cool brushed, marble-ish look I bought it for, it is a rusty orange piece of scrap metal. I can't touch it, move it or brush up against it now without being covered in rust and it has become somewhat of an eyesore. I suppose if I was running a scrap yard or had a lot of antiques hanging around it would fit in better, but I really don't think it was designed to be out in the elements for very long. I would have given it two stars, if I had any problems with its functionality and to be honest it WAS designed to house things while they burn, but I really liked the way it looked and only got to enjoy that for about 5 days. If the ONLY thing you care about is whether or not stuff burns inside it, but this. If you actually wanted to look at it every once in while when it didn't have something aflame inside it, look elsewhere for the price.