If you’re lucky enough to have access to a wood-burning fireplace, then you can look forward to one of life’s most enjoyable pleasures: spending cosy nights around a glowing hearth. However, a decent fire will require a decent amount of wood and storage for that wood to live, making an indoor or outdoor log holder an essential.
A trusty firewood rack should be functional and, if living inside, aesthetically pleasing. There's a variety of options from round Nordic log baskets for kindling to black iron metal contemporary pieces, but while they all do a similar job, there are a few features that make some better suited to different situations. So, that’s what we’re going to explore with this guide and recommendations from Amazon and John Lewis.
For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:
For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of log holders available and understand how our ranking was determined.
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Art to Real
Firewood Log Rack
Contemporary Round Log and Kindling Holder Set
Firewood Log Rack With Cover
Outdoor Log Storage Rack
Modern Firewood Log Basket/Carrier
Outdoor Storage Box
Log and Kindling Bucket
Luxury Log Holder
Firewood Log Rack With Cover
Sturdy Iron Holder With Two Shelves for Storing More Wood, Suitable for Inside and Out
A High-Quality, Well-Designed, Circular Log Holder to Provide Ample Space for Storage
A Full Outdoor Package Including a Water-Resistant Cover, Legs and a Durable Frame
A Small Wood-Filled Vivarium-Like Structure Available in 2 Sizes
Sturdy and Solid Raised and Powder-Coated Frame With a Large Capacity
A Hard-Wearing Option With an Additional Shelf to Separate Big Logs and Kindling
Outdoor Storage Unit With a 113 Litre Capacity to See You Through Winter
Keep Your Fire-Starting Kit Tidy and Together With a Neat Set of Buckets
Luxury Holder That Combines Style and Functionality Using a Unique Strap Design and Iron Frame
Our Largest Recommendation for Those Who Need Plenty of Storage
|Material(s)||Weatherproof, rust-resistant iron||Iron||Weatherproof steel, Oxford cloth cover||Iron||Weatherproof powder-coated steel||Steel, rubber feet||Weatherproof, fade-resistant plastic||Metal||Iron and leather||Steel, waterproof plastic cover|
|Dimensions||77 x 32.5 x 6.3 cm||50.5 x 50.5 x 19 cm||125 x 38 x 7 cm||65 x 56 x 31.5 cm||125.6 x 37.3 x 5.8 cm||40 x 40 x 40 cm||58 x 55 x 48 cm||34 x 32 cm||50.5 x 30.5 x 40.5 cm||200 x 116 x 36 cm|
If your logs live inside, you have a wide variety of styling options, from baskets to racks to some that look like modern art pieces. Although they tend to be smaller, some may have multiple shelves that allow you to stack more logs without taking up floor space. Plus, additional space is sometimes provided for kindling, which is handy.
If you’re looking for a rack to live outside, then the chances are you get through quite a lot of wood. For this reason, many of the outdoor holders come in a much larger size, albeit with similar construction. To keep your wood dry, look for products that already come with a cover, or you can opt to buy one separately should you wish.
Keep in mind that most indoor racks are capable of living outside, you’ll just need to find a cover or sheltered area to protect your wood. However, unless you have plenty of space indoors, most outdoor options won’t work the other way around.
Nothing beats an indoor log burner when creating a cosy space!
If you’ve ever seen a log holder before, chances are you know what we’re going to say here. When choosing a rack, the best materials are alloys like metal, steel and iron. They are solid and sturdy and can take plenty of weight.
However, you need to check whether the material has been weatherproofed if you’re planning on placing your holder outside. Otherwise, it could rust. However, it is easy to do this yourself with the use of a spray if the company hasn’t already done it.
There are other options, such as wood or plastic, but these are generally less sturdy and not capable of holding as much weight. While often cheaper to buy, this can be a bit of a problem if you like to load up a good deal of wood in one sitting instead of having to do it regularly.
We would always recommend a log holder with legs for both indoor and outdoor holders. The first reason is that this will increase the airflow around the wood, helping it dry and draw moisture out of the centre of the pile. This will then evaporate slowly.
Secondly, if you’ve placed the rack outside, having it raised will ensure that it avoids contact with the ground, meaning there’s less chance of rot. Finally, if the rack lives inside, having legs should enable you to hoover up around it that bit easier, so you won’t have to fuss over moving it every time you clean.
Fire pits are all the rage at the minute, and a great way to keep warm outside!
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|Material(s)||Weatherproof, rust-resistant iron|
|Dimensions||77 x 32.5 x 6.3 cm|
|Dimensions||50.5 x 50.5 x 19 cm|
|Material(s)||Weatherproof steel, Oxford cloth cover|
|Dimensions||125 x 38 x 7 cm|
|Dimensions||65 x 56 x 31.5 cm|
|Material(s)||Weatherproof powder-coated steel|
|Dimensions||125.6 x 37.3 x 5.8 cm|
|Material(s)||Steel, rubber feet|
|Dimensions||40 x 40 x 40 cm|
|Material(s)||Weatherproof, fade-resistant plastic|
|Dimensions||58 x 55 x 48 cm|
|Dimensions||34 x 32 cm|
|Material(s)||Iron and leather|
|Dimensions||50.5 x 30.5 x 40.5 cm|
|Material(s)||Steel, waterproof plastic cover|
|Dimensions||200 x 116 x 36 cm|
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