It is a metal drum with no top or bottom. It sits on about 6 firebricks. Really, it is just a chimney sitting on a few firebricks!
|This one has quite a nice fire going!|
It's a good idea to be very, very careful around this much heat and fire. The photo doesn't show the hose that is close by just in case there is a problem. You can see the shovel handle in front of the barrel so that if there is a cinder that happens to start something we can either smother it with dirt or put it out with water from the hose.
We love having a burn barrel around to get rid of all the little bits of branches and twigs that are lying around. We use ours at least twice every year!