Idea to Done: Acucraft Custom Indoor Open Flame Gas Fire Pit

Acucraft custom four-sided indoor open-flame fireplace

“Fire is our passion!” says Acucraft Owner Chris Maxson. “What stokes our fire even more, is when customers tell us we’ve made their fireplace dream come true.”

Custom Indoor Gas Fire Pit Dream 

Last year Acucraft Fireplace Advisor Mark Kennedy received a call from Bill who was in the process of building his new modern home in La Crescent, MN. Bill shared his unique fireplace idea with Mark. He envisioned an indoor gas, open-flame fire pit with a 22″ open viewing area between the flames and four-sided suspended glass. Bill wanted to avoid unsightly supports, so Acucraft designed the tempered glass to be anchored by the hood from the ceiling.

Certainly, Bill had chosen the right manufacturer to bring his fireplace dream to life. For over 39 years, Acucraft has been specializing in designing and manufacturing one-of-a-kind custom fireplaces. And an indoor fire pit like this would add the perfect touch to create a unique atmosphere for Bill’s future sunken living room.

Candid Collaboration

Next, Bill, the home owner, engaged his Architect, Chris Bach, of award-winning CityDeskStudio—known for modern contextual architecture and design. Together with the Acucraft Design Team, they collaborated on this fireplace idea. The Acucraft Team designed the indoor fire pit to accommodate their budget, work within the space limitations, meet performance and safety compliance, and maintain the aesthetics of Bill’s fireplace vision. Then the Acucraft Design Team produced 3-D drawings that concealed valves, pipes, and venting for a clean, modern appearance.

Fire Pit Specifications

  • 72” wide x 113 ½” high x 23” deep
  • 22″ open viewing area
  • Weight: 1,500 lbs.
  • Natural Gas
  • 80,000 BTUs/Hr
  • 16” Class A Flue
  • 8” Combustion Air Inlet
  • Four-sided Tempered Glass and Hood
acucraft provided 3d rendering of custom indoor four sided gas fire pit
Acucraft provided 3D rendering
customer provided rendering of sunken lounge custom four sided open gas fire pit
Rendering of Bill's dream fireplace by Chris Bach, Architect at CityDeskStudio

Highest Quality Materials

Upon design approval, the Acucraft Production Team got to work. Acucraft’s highly skilled Fabricators, Welders, and Finishers handcrafted Bill’s custom gas open-flame fire pit using the highest quality materials and components. This way, Bill can enjoy his indoor fire pit for a lifetime.

Certified Performance + Safety Testing

Before the indoor fire pit was crated, shipped and delivered to the job site, Bill’s fireplace was Third-Party tested and certified within Acucraft’s internal test lab to meet or exceed ANSI Z21.50/CSA 2.22 performance and safety standards. Acucraft is one of the few, if not the only, fireplace manufacturers in the world who is third-party certified by Lab-Test Certifiecation, Inc. to conduct internal testing. That’s how much Acucraft cares about your fireplace safety and performance for a lifetime of happy burning.

Video: Acucraft testing Bill’s fire pit to meet or exceed ANSI performance and safety standards

Fire Pit Installation

Upon delivery, the Acucraft Service Team walked the Fireplace Installers through the installation process. After installation, Acucraft is always able to accommodate your onsite service and support needs. As Chris Maxson says, “We’re together forever!”


Idea to Done
four sided indoor gas fire pit with open reveal in modern sunken living room

“We recently moved into our home,” said Bill. “The custom Acucraft fireplace is really great.”

Acucraft is one of the few custom fireplace design manufacturers around that push the laws of physics to make your dreams a reality.  “From idea to done,” says Chris Maxson. “That’s how we partner with home owners, architects and contractors.”

Acucraft provides our customers with a world-class experience to exceed their expectations. We deliver innovative solutions, revolutionary designs, use the highest quality materials and components, rigorously test units for safety and performance, and meet lightning-fast response times. Every unique fireplaces is backed by the Acucraft Lifetime Guarantee. Now that’s peace of mind for a lifetime of fireplace enjoyment.

acucraft custom four sided indoor gas fire pit with open viewing area and suspended glass and hood in sunken living room

The indoor gas fire pit with open flame accents and warms the sunken living room area.

“People love it!” said Bill “Thanks for a job well done.”

“We love hearing when a customer is happy with their Acucraft fireplace,” says Maxson. “And it’s an added bonus when others love it, too!”

For 39 years, Acucraft has been designing and manufacturing one-of-a-kind wood-burning and gas fireplace systems. Whether you’re looking for a wood-burning home-heating solution, an outdoor fire pit, or a modern see-through gas fireplace, Acucraft has a fireplace to fit seamlessly within any residential or commercial space. Start your fireplace dream today, call Acucraft toll free at (855) 988-1168, email [email protected] or visit