In this guide we’ll take a look at the best log stores for the UK market.
I’ve compared design, size, build quality and cost
to give you my top recommendations.
What Is The Best Log Store?
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Cottesmore Hand Made Log Store Review
This Cottesmore Hand Made Log Store is a really attractive log store made from good quality materials. The frame is built from sturdy 3” x 3” posts and the sides from featheredged board. It is also pressure treated for a long life and has a nice rustic brown finish. The store is made from FSC approved wood from sustainable sources making it an environmentally friendly choice.
This log store features an elevated base to keep logs off damp ground. There is also plenty of ventilation to allow air to circulate though the store and help season the logs. The store is sturdy and well made and does a perfect job of protecting logs from heavy rain. Doors are also available as an optional extra.
The dimensions of this log store are W150cm x D76cm x H129cm and it will hold just over 1 cubic metre which is enough room for a small log delivery.
This log store comes flat packed and is simple to put together requiring only a screwdriver, though it will be considerably easier with a power screwdriver. The holes are all pre-drilled and the screws are provided. It is easier if you have two people for construction to hold panels in place as they are screwed. I built it with a friend and it took around 45 minutes to complete. That being said, it would be possible for one person to construct it. I would recommend building it as close as possible to the planned location as, once built, it is quite heavy and difficult to manoeuvre.
This is an attractive, good quality log store that keeps logs dry and well ventilated. The size means its the best log store if you use your wood burning stove a few times a week.
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Normanton Hand Made Wooden Log Store Review
This Normanton Hand Made Wooden Log Store is another attractive log store which has a lighter finish than the previous product and is slightly larger.
It, too, is made from sturdy 3” x 3” inch posts and featheredge board. It has plenty of ventilation and wood is protected from moisture due to the raised floor and sloping roof. The wood is FSC certified and pressure treated for a long life.
This is a slightly larger log store with a capacity of 1.5 cubic metres with dimensions of W230 x D75 x H125cm.
This store was simple to put together requiring only the use of a screwdriver. However, a power screwdriver will make the job quicker. It is easy to construct, especially for two people and it took me and a friend just under an hour to construct.
This is the best log store if you want something sturdy, attractive and able to protect your logs from winter weather. This product would be ideal if you regularly use your wood stove or want to store a supply of logs while they season.
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Garden Supplies Centre Log Store Review
This Garden Supplies Centre Log Store is made from pressure treated wood for a long life. The raised slatted base keeps your logs off wet ground as well as allowing air to circulate. The durable featheredge side panels and roof provide good protection from even the worst winter weather.
The dimensions of this log store are: W150cm x H129cm x D69cm and it will hold just under 1 cubic metre of logs. This is enough room for a small log delivery.
The log store comes flat packed and is easy to put together. It can be done in less than an hour with an electric or battery screwdriver; with an ordinary screwdriver, it would take quite a lot longer. You could construct this store by yourself, but it is handy to have an extra pair of hands to hold things in place as you screw them together.
The quality of the log store is very good quality and has a pleasing natural pine finish. Once put together and filled with logs it looks very attractive.
This log store is of excellent quality, is easy to put together and offers great value for money. It is the best log store for a small number of logs.
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Easipet Wooden Log Store Review
This lovely Easipet Wooden Log Store has slatted fir sides and base for good air circulation. The roof is made from plywood covered with felt for water protection. The overall design of this log store is attractive and the colour is nice warm brown.
This small log store holds around ¾ of a cubic metre of logs. The dimensions are H123 x D64 x W116cm. The compact size means it’s great for storing a supply of wood near to the house – thus avoiding trekking to the end of the garden in rain or snow!
This unit is easy to put together and can be constructed in less than half an hour with two people and a power screwdriver. All holes are predrilled and fixings are supplied
This is a great value log store that would be perfect if you occasionally use a log burner. It also makes a handy extra store for locating close to the house for easy access to fresh supplies of wood in winter weather. If you are on a budget it might be the best log store available to suit your price range.
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Charles Bentley Heavy Duty Wooden Log Store Review
This Charles Bentley Heavy Duty Wooden Log Store is another attractive little wood store which is made from Nordic spruce and has a lovely silvery finish. The wood is pressure treated for a long life.
The log store has slatted sides and base for good air circulation and a featheredge roof which protects the logs from rain. The store also features a handy kindling shelf which can be installed at the required height. The compact size means this log store can easily be fitted into even a small garden and it will be a nice feature to look at, too. The dimensions are: H152 x W119 x D53.5cm and the store holds ¾ of a cubic metre of logs.
The product is easy to assemble although holes are not predrilled. This is a sturdy log store, although some extra support may be needed at the base and below the kindling shelf if you are going fill it up completely. A protective cover is also available as a handy extra.
This log store is excellent value for money and protects your wood from the elements really well.
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The Garden Supplies Centre Extra Large Log Store Review
If you have a serious number of logs to store then this Garden Supplies Extra Large Log Store will fit the bill. It will comfortably hold 2 cubic metres of logs, enough to get your thorough the coldest weather! It is made with sturdy 3” x 3” posts and featheredge boards. The timber is pressure treated for years of life. The log store has a raised slatted base to provide plenty of ventilation and help with the seasoning of your logs. The dimensions of this store are W262 x H131 x D69cm.
This log store comes flat packed and it will be helpful if you have an electric screwdriver and an extra pair of hands to put it together. The instructions are not as clear as they could be, so take your time and be guided by your own common sense!
This is a well-made log store that looks beautiful when filled with your winter logs. The quality of the materials is excellent and although this store is on the pricier end of the scale it will last for many years.
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Charles Bentley Heavy Duty Wooden Large Double Log Store Review
This is the double version of the small Nordic spruce store reviewed earlier. It is built from the same pressure treated Nordic spruce to the same design, allowing good air flow and protection from snow and rain. The kindling shelf can be positioned on either side of this double store and at a height of your choice. The dimensions of this store are H152 x W177 x D53.5cm and it has a capacity of 1.15m3.
This Charles Bentley Heavy Duty Log Store is both attractive and sturdy and also offers excellent value for money.
Log Store Buying Guide
The log store you choose will depend on your requirements. Obviously, if you just want a few logs for an occasional winter fire then a small store will be ideal. However, if you need to season logs and want to build up a good stock then choose a larger store.
You should ensure that your log store provides plenty of ventilation. This will help logs to season and prevents rotting and the development of fungi. You also want to make sure your logs are protected from the worst winter weather by a sturdy roof.
The durability of your log store will depend on the design and materials. Choose a store that is made from pressure treated wood, or treat it yourself with a water repellent sealer. Check that the frame is contructed from sturdy posts. The sides should be made from sturdy slats or featheredged panels. A featheredge roof will last longest but a felt covered plywood roof is also serviceable.
Where is the best place to locate a log store?
Ideally, you should position your log store so that is is south facing. Where this is not possibly, try to ensure it is in a place with a good air flow so that the wood does not stay damp and begin to rot. If your ideal position is quite far from the house, you may want to consider having a smaller store near the house for easy access in winter weather.
How can I make sure my log store lasts for years?
There are several things that can increase the life of your wood store. Firstly, positioning your log store on a concrete base, paving slabs or blocks will protect it from damp ground and mean it stays rot free for longer. Secondly, although your store will likely be made from pressure treated wood, after a couple of years it is worth treating it again with a water-repellent sealer and repeating this yearly to ensure it lasts as long as possible.