5 Best Log Stores 2020

5 Best Log Stores 2020

We’ve created this handy review to look at the 5 best log stores of 2020 to help you choose one.

If you store your own logs, you’ll know how difficult it can be to keep them dry and season them properly to give you the ultimate burn time and heat. The other main problem you’ll come across is the amount of space the logs take up, but never fear as to help with both of these all you need to do is to get yourself a suitable log store.

Whether you require a log store to manage just a few logs or need something much bigger, picking the right log store is an important job you can’t afford to get wrong.

To help you pick the best log store for your garden, we will compare some of the features of each, their prices, and also customer ratings in order to give you our recommendations.

At the end of the review, we’ve put together some really useful information to help you to know what to look for when buying a log store.

What is the best log store?

You can read the full review of each log storage below but our top pick has to be the Rutland County Garden Furniture Cottesmore Log Store. There are a number of reasons why we think it’s the best log store and we’ve listed some of them below.

Rutland County Garden Furniture Cottesmore Log Store Key Features

  • Manufactured entirely from high quality pressure treated timber
  • Holds 0.9 M³ of logs
  • Elevated base and lower rear back panel to aid air flow
  • Sturdy
  • Solid wooded posts
  • Can be bought with or without doors and shelves

The top 5 Best Log Stores of 2020

Below we’ve listed to log stores we’ve reviewed, followed by the full reviews of the top 5 best log stores of 2020.

1) Rutland County Garden Furniture Cottesmore Log Store
2) Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Log Store
3) Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Log Store
4) Easipet Wooden Log Store
5) Rutland County Garden Furniture Empingham Log Store

1) Rutland County Garden Furniture Cottesmore Log Store

The Rutland County Garden Furniture Cottesmore log store is designed to store approximately 0.9 M³ of seasoned dry logs to last you through the winter. As a standard dumpy bag holds about 0.7 M³ you’ll easily be able to store this amount of wood.

The log store uses a high quality, pressure treated timber which is sourced from FSC approved sustainable sources. This ensures that your log store will not only last for a number of years but is also environmentally friendly.

One major difference between the Cottesmore log store and cheaper alternatives is that it is constructed from 3×3 heavy duty posts, thick slated timber, and featheredge board. This means that your log store will be both sturdy and will last longer.

One of the main reasons that this particular log store is our favourite is due to its versatility. You have lots of options available when you buy the log store depending upon what you want. Firstly you can choose between a slated log store or a solid log store. Secondly, both slatted and solid log stores can be bought with doors. The third option is to have a kindling shelf inside the log store and finally, you can have either store with doors and a kindling shelf.

The doors are designed to help keep out the worst of the weather and keep the log store as dry as possible and the raised platform will minimise the potential for ground-level damp at lower levels.

As you can see with all of these options available, you really can tailor the log store to your needs.

Main features

  • Manufactured entirely from high quality pressure treated timber
  • Holds 0.9 M³ of logs
  • Elevated base and lower rear back panel to aid air flow
  • Sturdy
  • Solid wooded posts
  • Can be bought with or without doors and shelves

Log storage dimensions

The external dimensions of the Rutland County Garden Furniture Cottesmore Log Store is 150 x 80 x 127 cm (W x D x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Rutland County Garden Furniture Cottesmore Log Store on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 89%.

Current Price

2) Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Log Store

The Arbor Garden Solutions wooden log store is a well-constructed store that provides space for up to 1 M³ of firewood.

Made from heavy-duty pressure treated FSC approved timber, this log store will last for years whilst being environmentally friendly. The roof and panels are constructed from featheredge boards and can be assembled with ease.

The rear panel of the log store is lowered in order to allow plenty of ventilation whilst protecting the wood from the rain. Meanwhile, the base is raised off the floor to reduce the risk of ground damp causing damage to the wood or the floor of the log store.

This particular model is available in either green or brown to suit your garden.

Main Features

  • Raised base to reduce the risk of ground damp causing damage
  • Lower rear panel to allow for ventilation
  • Available in brown and light green
  • Sturdy design
  • Holds up to 1 M³

Log store dimension

The external dimensions of the Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Log Store is 119 x 71 x 118 cm (W x D x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Log Store on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 91%.

Current Price

3) Rutland County Garden Furniture Normanton Log Store

The second Rutland County Garden Furniture log store to feature on our list is the Normanton Log Store.

Larger than the Cottesmore, the Normanton makes it easy for you to store a large amount of seasoned dry logs to last you through the whole winter. Not only wider but also taller, the Normanton log store has up to 2.3 M³ of space meaning that it will easily fit 3 standard sized dumpy bags of logs and your kindling too!

The Normanton is also constructed from the highest quality, pressure treated timber, that is sourced from FSC approved sustainable sources. This will ensure that your log store not only lasts for years but is also environmentally friendly.

Similarly to its sister log store, the Normanton also comes in a variety of options. Firstly you can choose between a slated log store or a solid log store. Secondly, both slatted and solid log stores can be bought with doors. The third option is to have a kindling shelf inside the log store and finally, you can have either store with doors and a kindling shelf.

If you’re looking for a slightly larger log store to store wood for the whole of winter then this is the one for you.

Main Features

  • Manufactured entirely from high quality pressure treated timber
  • Holds 2.3 M³ of logs
  • Elevated base and lower rear back panel to aid air flow
  • Sturdy
  • Solid wooded posts
  • Can be bought with or without doors and shelves

Log store dimension

The external dimensions of the single Rutland County Garden Furniture Normanton log store is 230 x 80 x 180 cm (W x D x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Rutland County Garden Furniture Normanton log store on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 100%.

Current Price

4) Easipet Wooden Log Store

The Easipet wooden log store is the cheapest to feature in our best 5 log stores of 2020.

Constructed from treated fir slats and plywood, this simple log store offers space for about 0.7 M³ of logs. It is very basic in its constructed and not as sturdy as some of the other on our list but what you have to remember here is the price. The log store is perfect for those looking to store their logs but who have a smaller budget.

The store has wooden slats on 3 sides to provide air circulation and a raised floor to prevent damp. With the addition of a felt roof, this log store will easily keep your logs dry and aired.

This log store is very easy to assemble but does need to be treated regularly to ensure it lasts. If you don’t have a budget then you may be best going for a more expensive model but for those on a budget the Easipet wooden log store is a great choice.

Main Features

  • Fairly inexpensive log store
  • Holds around 0.7 M³ of logs
  • Elevated base and slats to aid air flow

Log store dimension

The external dimensions of the Easipet Wooden Log Store is 116 x 64 x 123cm (W x D x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Easipet Wooden Log Store on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 89%.

Current Price

5) Arbor Garden Solutions Tall Wooden Log Store

The second of the Arbor Garden Solutions to feature in our list is their tall wooden log store.

Constructed from heavy-duty pressure treated timber and with featheredge boarded roof and walls, this log store is very sturdy and will provide the perfect home for your logs. The rear panel is lowered to provide sufficient airflow, whilst the floor is raised to prevent damp ingress.

Providing space for up to 1.1 M³ of logs, the store is taller than most offering a great alternative if your floor space is limited.

Available in brown or green, this log store will add a touch of class to any garden and will provide a dry home for your logs throughout the winter.

Main Features

  • Manufactured from high quality pressure treated timber
  • Holds 1.1 M³ of logs
  • Elevated base and lower rear back panel to aid air flow
  • Sturdy
  • Perfect for areas with reduced floor space

Log store dimension

The external dimensions of the Arbor Garden Solutions Tall Wooden Log Store is 79 x 81 x 180 cm (W x D x H).

Customer rating

The percentage of customers rating the Arbor Garden Solutions Tall Wooden Log Store on Amazon at 4 or 5 stars is 100%.

Current Price

Log Store Buyer’s Guide

If you’re wondering what you should look for when buying a log store then read on. We’ve put together a handy guide below, covering the main points you need to look at when buying a log store for your garden.

In the guide below we’ll cover the following topics:

  • Log Store Location
  • Log Store Size
  • Price
  • Building and Installation
  • Log Store Care and Maintenance

Log Store Location

The main thing to consider when buying a log store is where you’re going to put it.

There are a few things you need to look at when choosing the best spot for your log store. First, you need to think about the weather. Which way does the wind blow and which way doe the rain normally come from? If the rain always comes from a certain direction then try to avoid putting your log store there. Try and find an area that is sheltered as much as possible from the prevailing winds and rain.

Secondly, you need to think about the level areas. The last thing you want is your log store falling over once filled so try and put it on a flat and stable surface. Also, try to put it on a concrete base if possible as this will prevent water ingress.

Finally, think about access. The last thing you want to be doing on a cold, dark, and rainy night is to be walking around the garden in the dark looking for your log store. Try and keep the log store as near to your house as you can and if possible in a well-lit area.

Log Store Size

Log stores come in all shapes and sizes but when buying one you need to think about both the storage size and of course the external size.

The last thing you want to do is to have a pile of logs sat in the wet. Always try and get a log store big enough to accommodate all the logs and kindling you plan to buy. The bigger the better is a great rule to apply in this case.

The external size is of course just as important but remember you can always go up. There are many log stores available that are quite tall so if your actual floor space is limited try going for one that is taller then normal.

Price

Whether you have a small budget or a large budget, you’ll quite quickly notice that log stores vary somewhat in price. The price you’ll pay will mostly depend upon the size, style, and material you choose.

As with all garden storage products we would always recommend you spend as much as you can afford as the money you spend will often ensure your storage unit will last longer.

Building and Installation

All log stores will need some form of building or installation however, the majority of log stores come partially preassembled with panels that simply screw together.

Please be careful not to overtighten screws as this will cause the wood to split. It is also recommended that at least two construct many of the log stores due to their size.

Log Store Care and Maintenance

If you are wondering about maintenance then you’ll be pleased to know that you probably won’t have to do too much to maintain your log store. Most are made from pressure-treated wood and should last a reasonable amount of time. There are however a few things that prolong your log stores’ life. You can paint them to extend their life but one of the most important ways is to ensure you have followed the location suggestions.

Keep it as sheltered from the elements as possible and put it on a flat dry surface which will reduce water ingress from below.

Finally our shop

No matter what type of log store you’re after, we hope that the information and our 5 best log stores guide above has helped you decide on the best for your garden. If you’d like to see a full selection that takes a look at our shop.