A Folding Firebox for Open Fires

firebox1We’ve seen a few different options for setting up an open fire safely, and we considered a choofa, but we wanted something that wouldn’t take up much room.

Then Rob had an inspiration when he was folding a basket flat when we weren’t using it. Maybe a folding firebox along the same principle…?

Our DIL’s father works in fabrication, so we gave him the basket and asked him if he could come up with something similar in metal. He created a box with a solid base, and open mesh sides, made of heavy-duty stainless steel. It has four legs to keep it up off the ground, and folds up so we can stash it neatly in a caravan storage space.


We can use the windbreak we bought for the butane stove to protect the firebox too, if we want to.

Here’s what it looks like, and how it folds up:




A Folding Firebox for Open Fires — 2 Comments

  1. We have been looking for something similar Marg. There are a few things around but this looks really great.

    I hope you don’t mind if we appropriate your idea!

    • Go for it! That’s why we put up the post – someone else might be thinking of how to solve the problem. Clem (DIL’s father) who made it for us said he used the heaviest grade SS possible, so it wouldn’t buckle… so we’ll see how it goes! We’ll be able to give it a run on our upcoming trip to Lightning Ridge. Can’t wait!

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