Hey all,

Kinda new here - been lurking for while and there seems to much good advice and discussion.

My question is more along the lines of material resource. I'd like to build one of these backyard fireplace/grills that use a domed piece fo steel as their base. I've heard that, depending on the size you want, old air compressor tanks or even propane storage tanks can be salvaged and the ends used for this purpose (obviously with proper safety precautions in salvaging).

Has anyone made one of these? Any other ideas for a domed based to start with? Junkyards/Salvage yards good places to find these? How bout manufacturers of these tanks - maybe buy the raw component? I've also thought about a welded, pyramid shape out of plate that might work.


Thanks for any advice or help
Mike