Wow! i saw your links the fire places are very nice. Actually i have no fire place but i can wish you best of luck making a fire place.:thumbsup:
there is no question which one is easier.. however if you want to make the patio fitpit nice looking, maybe get the curved patio pavers and build a circular wall and drop the firepit inside the pavers..I stumbled upon this how-to-video and thought I might share.
Has anyone tried and successfully installed a diy outdoor fireplace?
Or do you think that it's easier to just do something like this: