A log store is a great feature for keeping all your fire logs organised and tidy in one handy location in your garden, patio or yard.
We've tracked down the best prices around for log stores from leading UK outlets including World Stores, Amazon, Garden Trading, Morale Garden Furniture, Greenfingers, Argos and Waltons.
We also feature a range of other products including log chests, splitters, carriers and baskets.
Read more below about buying a log store for your garden
A great way to keep your wood in one dry unit outdoors
Log or timber storage units are booming in popularity as more and more families opt for the benefits of having a warm and cosy ‘real’ fire in their homes.
A good store or chest will be made from timber and have ventilated sides, back and base as the idea is that they encourage good air movement around and between the logs to dry them out and keep them dry.
A small and cheap store will cost around £60 to £100 but you can expect to pay more for a top quality large or extra large store.
Before purchasing a wood storage unit it is advisable to decide where to position
it and measure the available space -
The site in your garden or patio should be in a well ventilated area and it is recommended that the ground below is treated to prevent weed growth. A gap of a couple of inches should be left at the back to help air flow too.
Ensure that your choice of store not only looks good but is made from solid timber as it will need to remain secure and capable or holding several tonnes of logs.
A well angled roof and slight overhang will ensure that rainwater drains off and away from your wood. Most stores come in easy to assemble flat packs which require little more than a screwdriver to put the unit together.
Some stores also come with a storage shelf -
The other item that many people overlook when planning their log burning stove is a basket for bringing the logs in daily and keeping a smaller supply of wood by the fire.
This is essential as it prevents having to go out in adverse weather to bring in
more wood -
The most popular and generally best solution for this is to buy a strong, purpose built log basket.
These are normally made from willow or wicker and as they are specially designed for this purpose are both strong enough and large enough for the job.
They also look the part giving a rustic, farmhouse feel to the hearth. The vast majority
of stores are made from pressure-
A log shelter falls under the category of utility furniture and if a must-
Your logs can be stacked up high and stored by size, rather than having them piled up in a disorganised bundle in the corner of your garden or patio area.
By keeping you wood dry and aerated in a wood shelter, you actual save energy as
damp wood wasted a lot of energy when you start burning it -
A log shelter will help season your wood for better burning
A log store also help the seasoning process of your wood so it will eventually burn easily and give off maximum heat. Nature takes its course in your garden and allows your logs to dry and season naturally.
A good flow of air helps this process so it's advisable to position your shelter when it gets plenty of wind and breeze. It should also positioned so that it faces south to allow your wood to get plenty of sunlight.
Most stores have a base which is elevated to minimise the of damp from the ground reaching your wood and also a lower panel at the rear which lets moisture escape.
Many stores can be delivered to your home pre-
Some people wonder about their environmental impact of burning logs but when you bear in mind that they are replacing heat that would be generated by the burning of fossil fuels in power stations, as long as the wood is sourced responsibly (look for the FSC mark of sustainability) they are no more damaging to the environment than conventional heating.
Remember that it is important to look after your wood and keep it dry. Wet wood does not burn very well, giving less heat and more smoke and also deposits more gunk in the chimney. Burning damp wood is uneconomical and a waste of money and will give you a fire that is more stressful than pleasurable.
A log storage rack and wood basket will help avoid this problem, saving you time and money and meaning you can put your feet up and enjoy a glorious crackling fire in your home.
We also feature a range of electric and manual log splitter products to enable you to split your timber into manageable sizes.
If you're looking for the ideal wood storage solution -
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Keep all your fire wood in a tidy log store
We have an excellent range of quality wooden log stores.
Wood stores -
We have an impressive range of storage units from leading UK garden accesory shops including Greenfingers, World Stores, The Garden Furniture Centre, Wilkinson, Asda, Argos, Tesco, Garden Trading, Waltons, Amazon, Ebay, Smiths Nurseries, B&Q, Screwfix and Wickes.
With energy prices constantly rising more and more people are looking to install real fires and log burners in their homes.
This is an excellent idea in terms of both saving money and creating a really cosy, welcoming feel to a home.
Obviously there is more to consider than just the installation of a fire or burner and it is important to plan all aspects of the transition in advance.
One very important thing you will need to consider is the supply and storage of the fuel and a log store is a crucial part of this.
A store is a purpose built shed -
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