As the colder months roll in, the need for dry wood to add to the fire increases. But, finding a good quality, reasonably priced log store that will last can be tricky.
Outdoor log storage solutions are a fantastic way of keeping wood dry in wet weather, avoiding piles of wood building up inside the home and they’ll ensure the garden is kept tidy, too.
Investing in outdoor log storage is important. Logs that aren’t stored correctly can be a trip hazard or even fall onto people but a log store needs to keep wood dry, by allowing water runoff and should be sturdy enough to remain upright in strong winds.
The materials from which log stores are made from can vary. The most popular designs are made from FSC certified wood, pressure treated to prevent rot over time. Metal is also sometimes used, but this is less common.
There’s huge variation when it comes to size, too. The smallest, and often cheapest, are typically a maximum of four feet tall and provide only one or two raised platforms for wood to be stored on.
In comparison, the largest storage solutions will be wider, deeper and taller – a minimum of six or seven feet – and often come with built-in shelves for kindling and other fire-starting aids so they’re easily accessible.
So, whether your garden is space-limited, or you need a log storage solution that will provide wood for multiple fires throughout the winter, there should be a log store that suits your needs.
Here are the best outdoor log storage ideas on the market now.
10 of the best outdoor log storage ideas
Browse our pick of the best outdoor log storage ideas and solutions, below – all budgets and sizes considered.
Cottesmore 4ft Pressure Treated Log Store
The floor of this log store is raised to keep logs elevated and away from moisture and it has a pent roof to ensure rain runoff. It’s four feet tall and five feet wide so should provide a good amount of space for an average family home. Available in a light green or rustic brown finish.
Easipet Wooden Log Store
One of the cheapest log stores on this list but the Easipet Wood Log Store has a felt roof to keep the logs dry, wooden slats on three sides to provide good air circulation and a raised floor to prevent damp. A great option if you’re looking for a cheap and simple log storage solution.
Garden Supplies Centre Extra Large Log Store
This pressure treated, heavy duty log store has two built in kindling shelves, holds up to two cubic metres of logs and the raised slatted base and lower back panels allow air flow to season the wood. At over eight feet long, this Garden Supplies Centre log store is best suited for those with lots of outdoor space.
Rowlinson Large Log Store
Made from responsibly sourced timber, the Rowlinson Large Log Store has one interior shelf for kindling and is seven feet wide and five feet tall. It’s more shallow than some at two feet but this does mean it should fit neatly against an exterior wall or discreetly along the edge of the garden.
Shire Pressure Treated Log Store
In an eye catching triangular shape, this log storage idea from Shire is designed to also be a feature in the garden. Made from pine, the log store has been pressure treated for resistance against rot and mould and includes a small shelf for kindling. A larger version is also available if more space is required.
Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Log Store
A tall, but narrow log store is a good option where floor space is limited. The Arbor Garden Solutions Wooden Log Store is only two feet wide but makes up for this by being six feet tall. It has a raised, slatted base, a door to protect the logs from the elements and is constructed from pressure treated timber. Sold in two colours; brown and light green (natural).
Aldsworth Wooden Wide Log Store
Constructed from FSC certified spruce, the Aldsworth Wooden Wide Log Store is five feet tall and five feet wide. The pent style roof should allow for rain to run off the top of the log store and the side slats improve air flow. Coloured with a grey water stain, this log storage solution has a modern, stylish finish.
WFX Utility Wood Log Store
Available in a rustic brown or light green finish, the WFX Utility Log Store is made in the UK from sustainably sourced timber. The addition of a door means the logs are stored neatly out of sight and the pent roof aids water runoff.
Sandringham Large Log Store
Complete with a raised, ventilated base, this log store offers one large, open space for wood to be stored. The unusual curved roof provides interest and ensures that rain is kept away from any logs. It’s over five feet tall and five feet wide.
Symple Stuff Wood Log Store
A small and simple solution for storing logs outside. Measuring over five feet tall and nearly five feet wide, the Symple Stuff Log Store offers a good amount of room. It’s made from rot-resistant pinewood and the pent roof offers protection from the rain.