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The Ironbark Fire Pit Range & FAQs

How much can I expect to pay for a fire pit?

Can I have a different pattern?

That size doesn’t fit in my space, is there anything a little smaller?

I can get a cheaper fire pit elsewhere..

Our team hears these questions and statements frequently and we have an answer for all of them!

First of all, the prices of our standard fire pits range from $150 (our collapsible fire pit) to $1300 (our double-skin fire pit with heatproof paint). Of course custom sizing, patterns or finishes would result in adjustments to pricing but we have attempted to cater for most needs within our standard fire pit range.

Our collapsible fire pCollabsible Fire Pit by Ironbark Metal Designit is not only the smallest, but also the most budget-friendly option in our fire pit range. This style is popular with campers/4WD enthusiasts because it packs away to a relatively compact and streamline size so it can be easily slotted into the back of the car without taking up valuable packing space that could be used for other essential items (food, food and more food) or the not so essential (that port-a-loo that the wife just won’t travel without but refuses to empty).  It is also popular with those who have limited outdoor space and want to be able to have the occasional fire but can’t afford to sacrifice the space all year round.

A step up from this in pricing would be our Round Fire Pits. Available in Squat, Medium or Large, come in a variety of patterns and are probably one of our most popular fire pit styles. This style is more suited as permanent fixture in you outdoor space but of course can also be packed away if you have the space. These fire pits are where the fun begins with patterns!! The options are endless and we have so far done everything from our floral or fanfare patterns to themed fire pits (footy teams, beer brands or favourite animals). A few clients have gifted these fire pits and have asked to have certain phrases or family members names incorporated into the pattern which we think is a really beautiful and unique gift.

Double skin firepit - Wattle pattern by Ironbark Metal Design

Next up and probably at the top of our price bracket is the Double Skin Fire Pit. Now this baby is a work of art with two layers of patterned steel incorporated into the final product producing a delicately intricate silhouette from the glow of the fire.

None of these fit your needs? Contact us! We can always adjust sizing, patterns or even develop a unique design with you to make sure that you end up with exactly what you are after.

Finally…Yes, you could get a cheaper fire pit elsewhere BUT when you purchase an Ironbark fire pit you know that your fire pit has been designed and fabricated for you…just you! It hasn’t been one of 100 that have been pumped out that day and it has had the tick of approval from our resident perfectionist and fabricator. Plus, you can’t beat that warm fuzzy feeling of supporting a local business because you know what they say…when you purchase local an actual person does a happy dance.

 

IronBark at Sculptures in an Orange Garden

Hello!! First of all an apology to all of our Ironbarkers who take the time to read our blog posts. Our Weekly Bark turned into the Monthly Bark and then I had a baby and it turned into a no-bark-at-all BUT, WE’RE BACK! From here on in we aim to post at least one Bark Blog a month, more if I’m feeling super productive! What would you like to see in our blogs? Purely updates on our jobs and the how and what of our fabrication process or would you be interested in a little more of a personal aspect? Running a family business there is always a story to tell!

This week I’ve made the decision for you…I could give you a straight recount of our weekend at the sculpture exhibition in Orange NSW but there is a much more entertaining side to the story that will hopefully give you a bit of a laugh (it was more of a laugh or you’ll cry experience for us and believe me…there were tears).

The Steel Bloom Sculpture (shown right) was conceptualised by Megan and then fabricated by Jack with a lot of group work holding all of the petals in place so that we could ensure that the final product was going to reflect Megans vision.  Inspired by our original Lace Leaf Sculpture, the piece has 3 stainless steel petals overlaid with a rusted lace leaf. The photos do not do this piece justice and when the light catches the polished steel it is STUNNING!

We made a decision to have the sculpture completely sealed with a new product that was SUPPOSED to bind to any surface. We collected the sculpture early Friday morning and found that this product in fact did not bind to anything…the seal was peeling off the rusted lace leaves and had bubbled on the plinth. DISASTER and understandably heart breaking for both Megan and Jack who had worked so hard on bringing this gorgeous piece to life. We stood around and stared at it for a while and then decided that with all of the time and effort that had been put into the piece it would be a waste not to exhibit it so we loaded it in the Ironbark ute and set off for Orange. Six hours later (including a lunch break…of course) we were in Orange and at the mercy of the GPS which politely advised us that our destination was 500m ahead on the left….in true GPS fashion it was, in fact, about 10metres on the left which led to Jack putting the brake through the floor of the Navara. The sharp movement caused a weld at the top of one of the petals to give way so that one of the petals was now flapping in the wind. Cue more tears…

This is where our story takes a turn…the hosts and volunteers of the Sculptures in an Orange Garden were unbelievable. The women ushered Megan inside immediately and administered the trusty solution to everything (tea and chocolate) and the men congregated around the car to inspect the damage before leading us around the back to a shed and welder where Jack performed metal art CPR. After placing the Steel Bloom in its designated area we set off to enjoy the rest of the sculptures and then explore the beautiful area that is Orange NSW. This exhibition was a collection of diverse styles of sculptural pieces and it was incredible to see what ideas and techniques fellow exhibitors had produced.

While the ultimate end to our weekend would have been the sale of our sculpture, we are happy that we now have opportunity to sandblast and reseal the sculpture and also reinforce any weak points in the welds….not that we expect the eventual resting place for this piece to be anywhere where it will be victim to the inaccuracies of a GPS or the very reliable brakes of a Navara.

So there…What a weekend. Thanks for taking the time to read and we hope you had a bit of a laugh at our expense! Keep an eye out for this beauty on our Ironbark Shop once we have it up to our premium IronBark standard.

The IronBark Team

Cover image: Visit NSW via Google

Hello 2017!

We are back!! 

Ok well we’ve actually been back for almost 4 weeks now but it has taken me this long to sit down and get this blog post written! We definitely hit the ground running this year, we kicked off the year with brand new signage for our factory and, we are pretty damn proud of if it we do say so ourselves! The Cube is one of our favourite sculptures and we decided to add a little bit of a twist..(literally…it spins!)  We also got our creative juices flowing on the framing (which is in the process of rusting).  Our rusted garden edging really sets it off and it was turning heads as soon as it was installed … What do you think?

Below is another recent project we created in collaboration with our clients. This couple came to us looking to fill in some openings in their new outdoor area with decorative screens that would still allow light and air flow, but provide some privacy as well as function as an aesthetic feature. The owners were stoked with the finished product and did a seamless job of mounting them themselves. We are very proud of this one…

That’s all for now, ready for another busy week of creating magic!

Until next time Barkers, 

The IronBark Crew

23 Days and Counting!!

Week 2 of the Weekly Bark and we are as busy as ever!! Christmas is just around the corner (23 days to be precise) so it is time to release our Christmas Decorations!! Each piece is cut from 1mm steel so that it is as lightweight as possible, and then hand painted in your choice of colour.

We currently have 6 styles in the Christmas Range and each style comes in 3 sizes: (L)25cm, (M) 20cm and (S)15cm.

Our styles include:

  • Classic Snowflake (pictured below)

  • Snowflake #2 (pictured top left in the pic above)
  • Snowflake #3 (pictured top left, to the right of the Open Real Snowflake)
  • Open Tree (pictured in blue)

  • Solid Tree (pictured in Gold)

  • Gift Box (pictured in Gold)

 

The larger size pieces are great for hanging in your window or dressing up a table setting. The medium and smaller size ornaments make great Christmas tree decorations (obviously) but if you’re feeling extra creative this year and want to add a unique touch to your gift wrapping, use a ribbon or string to attach a cut-out to the top of your present and your special someone can add it to their own Christmas Decorations Collection to appreciate for years to come!

Our Christmas Range is being run as a Special Edition Range and therefore isn’t available through the IronBark Shop! Please contact us via the Contact form or via our FB page to custom order. Please include the sizes, styles and colour choices in your email.

COLOUR CHOICES:

  • White
  • Silver
  • Metallic Blue
  • Gold
  • Rose Gold

PRICING: (pricing includes all styles and sizes)

  • 3 pieces for $20
  • 5 for $30
  • 10 for $50

Handling Prices:

  • 0$ for pick up at a prearranged time from Figtree or Albion Park Rail
  • +$10 Delivery between Woonona – Shellharbour
  • +$20 Postage to anywhere else

Whether you are one of those people who have their Christmas Shopping finished in October or you’re a little more like us and will be starting on the 20th, we hope the lead up to Christmas is not too hectic for you.

Have a wonderful weekend!

The IronBark Crew