We like the rustic looks to fire pits! It's even more impressive when it's a gas fire pit! Don't hassle with lighter fluid, paper, and logs! Flip a switch or turn a knob and light a match and you're good to go!
Seriously?! -- Vinegar works as a wood stain when you add a metal object in the mix and let it sit in a glass container for a week. A handful of pennies will produce a beautiful pale Caribbean blue stain. A wad of steel wool will give you a rich reddish hue. A combination of tea and a metal object in vinegar will produce a black stain. Log this away for later.