Firewood storage sheds are becoming increasingly popular in gardens across the United Kingdom, in fact for many people they’ve become an essential addition, as much part of their garden landscape as a 6×4 shed or a timber seat. The main reason that firewood storage sheds and log stores have become so sought after is that increasing numbers of people are turning to logs to heat their homes. That’s hardly surprising, as using logs and firewood as a solid fuel is a much more environmentally friendly way of heating a house, and of course that means that it can save money on power bills as well. If you have a log burning stove or fire, or are thinking of getting one, then be sure to take a look at our WhatShed guide to the top 20 firewood storage sheds currently on sale in the UK.
We’ve spent a lot of time reviewing sheds and garden buildings in all shapes, styles, and sizes, and that goes for firewood storage sheds too. That means that we’ve been able to use our expertise and knowledge to find the firewood storage sheds that really stand out from the crowd, rather than the ones that are distinctly average. In the course of our research, we’ve looked at more than 90% of the firewood storage sheds for sale in the UK by the top 10 retailers that you know and love. These retailers sell over 95% of the firewood storage sheds bought in the UK, so you can be assured that our WhatShed best firewood storage shed winners really are the best firewood storage sheds that you can buy online today. more...
Just how did we select the top firewood storage sheds? A lot of factors were taken into consideration. These included storage capacity, ease of use, any unique design features, durability and longevity, and appearance – after all a firewood storage shed will sit in your garden all year long, so it’s important that it has an aesthetic appeal. We also considered the price of course, so you’ll find firewood storage sheds to suit all budgets.
A hearty and well deserved congratulations then to the single midi log store with door from Rutland that takes the number one spot in the WhatShed league table of the 20 best firewood storage sheds in the UK. Whatever kind of garden building you’re looking for, and in whatever material, WhatShed will continue to bring you the reviews that can help you make an informed choice.
Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door
We’ve reviewed a lot of timber log stores, and indeed they make up the majority of this list of the top 20 firewood storage sheds for sale in the UK. This particular timber log store, however, is like no other that we’ve seen and it’s so striking and effective that it claims the hard fought number one spot in what has been a very competitive list. From the moment we saw it we could tell that this was a very high quality instruction, and it was clear to see the attention to detail that had been taken during its hand built construction.
It shares a pent roof in common with many of its competitors, which as always is good at keeping water out, and the tightly interlocking tongue and groove cladding has been pressure treated, and it was good to see that integrated legs lift the floor away from the threat of ground moisture. This means that this log store comes with a long lasting 15 year warranty against rot. The feature that we liked even more, however, and which makes it truly unique is its large single hinged door. It takes up the full frontage of this store and means that whilst it’s easy to load and retrieve firewood with the door open, when it’s closed it protects the logs from rain and snow. There is, however, a gap at the top of the door which means that the all important ventilation is provided. This store can be purchased in either a brown or green colour, so it even has protection against fading caused by UV. With so much to offer, and at a great price too, we feel this is worthy of acclaim as the best firewood storage shed available to buy online in the UK today.
6' X 2' Store-Plus Large Log Store Tool Shed
Store-Plus show their expertise when it comes to manufacturing affordable yet high quality firewood storage sheds by taking two of the top three positions in our top 20 league table. Although sharing its timber substrate and pent roof design with many of the log stores we’ve reviewed, this brings significant added value thanks to the addition of a securable tool shed at the side. In effect it’s two useful sheds in one: the main body of the building is a strong and spacious firewood store, but the smaller compartment to the side can be used for both kindling and gardening tools and equipment and this section can be enclosed by a strong door.
Whilst the tool shed side is securely fastened, especially if a padlock is added to the bolt, the main body remains open to the elements and this creates the essential air flow that results in dry logs which are in perfect burning condition. The side walls, however, is made of solid tongue and groove cladding which at 12mm thick means that the structure as a whole feels strong and reliable. As this cladding has also been pressure treated the manufacturer has been able to provide a 15 year anti-rot guarantee. We really liked this well built firewood storage shed with its integrated tool storage area, and so it gets our runner up spot.
7' X 3' Xtra Large Easy Access Sherwood Log Store
When we first reviewed this pent roofed firewood storage shed we were struck by just how tall it is, but we soon found that it had lots more to recommend it as well. The pent roof itself has a pronounced overhang which provides added protection against rain for the logs and firewood stored inside. What we particularly liked about it is that the deep overhang can simply be flipped up, meaning that it’s easy to retrieve firewood that’s stored near to the top. At its peak, however, the roof is 2.05m high, so be careful not to overstretch when placing your logs.
The width of 2.11m and the depth of 1.17m are also significantly greater than we find on many of the log stores we review. The end result is that it has a storage capacity of two cubic metres; if you’re not sure how much that really is, it’s enough to power a 5kw wood burning stove. It was also good to see that all the timbers had been pressure treated, and that this firewood store comes with a 15 year guarantee without any requirements for the customer to treat the timbers themselves. With slatted flooring, sides and back there’s plenty of aeration as well, so this is deserving of its place in our top three firewood storage sheds in the UK.
6' x 4' Shed-Plus Pressure Treated Shed with Log Store Canopy
This is much more than a firewood storage shed, and in fact this great value garden building made it to the coveted top spot in our league table of the top 20 6 X 4 sheds in the UK. The reason that it features again is that it also features a very handy canopy which has been designed with the storage of logs in mind. This lean to canopy can be easily fitted to either side, and can be therefore be tailored for individual gardens. It has a depth of 1.82m and a width of 0.58m, and with a height of 2.01m there’s room for a lot of logs. Whilst given protection from rain by the overhanging canopy, the open sides provide excellent ventilation for the firewood.
The reason that this building ranks so highly in our firewood storage sheds league table is that whilst it provides a great place to store logs, it can be used for so much as well. There’s lots of room for general storage inside the shed itself, and the overlap cladding is pressure treated and comes with a 15 year warranty against rot. Overall, this provides exceptional value for money for someone who is looking for both a firewood store and an attractive and versatile garden shed with a rustic appearance.
Store More Emerald Metal Woodstore
This metal firewood storage solution may not have some of the extra features and stylistic flourishes that many other log stores we review have to offer, and yet it achieves this lofty position within our top 10 thanks to its durability, capacity, and affordability. With a price tag of under a hundred pounds this makes the many advantages of a metal log store available to more people, and although there’s no mistaking its metallic origins we liked the ivy green paint scheme that’s been applied as this not only adds an extra protective layer it can make it look less obtrusive in a garden background.
We were pleased to see that the metal used is hot dipped galvanised steel, which makes it very tough and stable, whilst still being lightweight and therefore quick and easy to assemble. This also means that the manufacturer has been able to supply a 10 year warranty against perforations caused by rust. There is no front and the only additions to the back and floor are a strong frame. The horizontal metal struts along the floor however do a good job in lifting logs above ground level, keeping them dry. At this price, and with a height of 1.64m and a width of 1.66m, this is our highest ranked metal firewood storage shed.
BillyOh Large Log Store With Kindling Shelf
Sometimes the little additions can make a big difference to what is already a good garden building, whether it be a metal workshop or as in this case a wooden firewood storage shed. That’s why we were really taken with the kindling shelf towards the top of this store. It’s not something that we often see on log stores as large and accommodating as this one, and yet it’s a very practical and useful extra element. Because of the shelf’s elevated position it also means that the kindling is afforded extra protection by the pent roof, and so will remain dry and ready to use at any time.
The logs too are encouraged to dry quickly as there is lots of ventilation from the open front and the slatted sides and back. The roof itself can be simply lifted off to give very easy access to the firewood and kindling, and then it fits securely back in place. The depth of 0.69m and height of 1.24m are similar to many of the stores that we see in this price range, and yet this log store is wider than most at 1.79m. The only reason that this doesn’t feature even higher in our list of the best firewood storage sheds is that it has only been given a dip treatment rather than pressure treatment, and so it will need to be treated after installation by the customer and annually thereafter.
Rosedale Double Wooden Log Store
In this top 20 league table of firewood storage sheds so far we’ve seen compact stores that offer great value and which are therefore ideal for those who are light users of their log burning stoves and fires, and we’ve seen more expensive triple log stores for those with larger buildings to heat. This marks an excellent compromise between these two contrasts, as whilst it is much wider than the majority of firewood stores we see, with a frontage that measures a very accommodating 1.87m across, it is also available at a very affordable price.
Stylistically, other than the strong supporting post in its centre, this follows the tried and tested design of many timber log stores in that it has a pent roof to allow rainwater and snow to slide harmlessly away, and a slatted back and slides. We were ,however, pleased to see that the flooring, unlike on some of the firewood storage sheds we review, was solid rather than slatted as this gives it an excellent load bearing capacity which will come in useful when so much firewood can be stored for you. If you’re looking for a wide and traditional log store that offers great value for money then this could be exactly what you want and need.
Biohort Woodstock 150 Wood Store
When reviewing firewood storage sheds we typically find a product that is made of timber, and sometimes we see plastic storage boxes that are designed for logs and firewood. On rare occasions, however, we come across metal log stores, and this is one of the best examples of that genre. Metal cladding brings with it a lot of advantages, not least that it won’t rot or split, and that it doesn’t have to be painted or treated. It also comes with a 20 year warranty against rust, which is as long as any guarantee we’ve seen on firewood stores. Lightweight and easy to assemble, this may not suit those looking for a traditional garden structure, but we found its dark graphite colour very attractive and strikingly modern.
Another advantage that this metal firewood storage shed brings is that it can be screwed directly onto a house wall giving it excellent stability in all weathers. It also means that the wall itself can offer extra weather protection, although it was also good to see that the open front means that ventilation won’t be a problem. At 1.99m high, this is one of the tallest log stores we’ve seen made out of any material, and its only the elevated price tag that prevents this from being one of our top ranked firewood storage sheds.
Forest Garden Log Store
This is another rustic design firewood storage shed, yet this one brings the added advantage of being both wider and deeper than many that we see at a similar price. Another reason that it gains its position within the top 10 firewood stores is that all of the timbers have been pressure treated and this tanalisation process has produced a green colouration on the timbers. We feel this is very attractive and means that it should fit in perfectly with a traditional garden environment. In fact, we can easily imagine it placed next to a small or medium sized timber shed.
You can fit a lot of wood into this store, thanks to its width of 1.83m and its depth of 0.88m, and its height underneath the pent roof of 1.29m is also more accommodating than many of the low priced log stores that we’ve reviewed. Because of the excellent ventilation courtesy of the open slatted sides and back, and completely open front, you can be assure of dry logs. As any log burning stove user knows, dry logs produce more heat and they can also reduce soot deposits over time. There’s a 15 year warranty provided as well, which we always like to see in timber buildings of any kind, so this makes a worthy addition to our best firewood storage sheds league table.
Superior Treated Redwood Triple Log Store
As we’ve seen, a good supply of fresh air is an important feature when it comes to firewood storage sheds, but this doesn’t mean that weather protection can’t be offered as well. This log store provides the best of both worlds, and is also much wider than we usually see, which is why it has it’s deserving position at the beginning of our top 10 log storage sheds in the UK. The front is fully open, which allows for natural ventilation, and yet the sides and back, and the pent roof, are all fully boarded which prevents rain from getting in from all but one direction. The pent roof also provides a generous overhang at the front as well, giving added protection against rain and snow.
Along the front are two supporting struts which are also linked to the integral floor joists, and these are needed because of the almost unique width of this firewood store. This width of 2.14m is also supported by a depth of 0.84m and a height of 1.25m, so it’s possible to keep a lot of logs in optimal condition inside this store. The timber is certified to come from renewable sources, which is a welcome touch, and it is also pressure treated so it should be durable and rot free for years to come. This isn’t the cheapest firewood storage shed we’ve seen, but if you want a lot of space this could be just what you’re looking for.
Xtra Large Log Store
This is a very traditionally styled firewood storage shed, but with a generous capacity and a very good value for money price, it’s worthy of its elevated position in our list of the top 20 log stores in the UK today. As you’d expect it features a pent roof and slatted sides and back, and the front is open. This not only means that logs dry out very quickly, it also means that access is incredibly easy so you won’t have to spend too much time storing or retrieving your firewood. The roof is made of waney edge cladding, which we were pleased to see as not only is it good at carrying water away it continues the attractive rustic appearance.
This is wider than most budget priced log stores we’ve seen, at 1.76m, and it has a depth of 0.64m. Another thing that we liked about this firewood storage shed is that it has a heavy duty frame, so it feels reassuringly solid when assembled. Extra reassurance is provided by the floor joists that lift the solid boarded floor above ground level, and therefore above its potentially high moisture content. With a 15 year guarantee against rot and fungus provided thanks to its initial pressure treatment we feel this firewood storage shed has a lot to recommend it at a relatively low price.
4 X 3 Overlap Wooden Garden Storage Chest
This is another flexible garden storage solution that can be used as a high performance firewood storage shed, and what helps this one achieve such a ranking within our top 20 league table is that for its log storing capacity and security it’s very affordable. Thanks to this storage chest you can have a strong place to deposit your logs and firewood for less than a hundred pounds, and with a traditional timber construction it won’t look out of place in any garden, traditional or modern.
This may not be as tall as many of the free standing log stores that we review, with a height of 0.94m, but this relatively low profile makes it very easy to drop firewood in and lift it out without the problems that can come from reaching up for logs that are stored at or above head height. Thanks to the thick overlap cladding and the inclusion of floor joists this comes with a 10 year manufacturer’s anti-rot guarantee, although this is dependent upon the treatment schedule being followed. One thing we particularly liked is that it comes with a strong prop that can be used to keep the lid open, which is a great way to allow ventilation inside and which means that this chest can be used as a compact firewood storage shed.
BillyOh Hyper Store Tongue And Groove Pent Garden Storage Unit
This large and practical garden building is designed to hold everything from logs to lawnmowers and wheelie bins, and so whilst it is designed purely for use as a firewood storage shed we certainly feel that it’s suitable for that purpose. One of its stand out features is just how accommodating it is, with a width of 2.16m and a depth of 1.20m, and it also has a height of 1.69m. What this means is that you can comfortably move around inside while you’re storing or retrieving your firewood.
This is one of the most water resistant firewood storage sheds that we’ve seen thanks to the pent roof which prevents rainwater settling on the surface, and the solid tongue and groove cladding. The front is dominated by two large double doors, but by leaving them open you can create the ventilation needed to dry out new firewood. It will require annual preservative treatments, and as it’s not designed solely as a log store it costs a little more than some firewood storage sheds in this top 20 table, but we feel its strength and durability make it deserving of its place. If you want a log store that’s very flexible and can also be used as a garden shed, this should be on your short list.
Keter Eden Garden Bench Box
Firewood storage sheds are often associated with wooden buildings that feature an open front and a slatted design, but as our top 20 list of the best UK firewood storage sheds shows they don’t have to be like that. This has a design unlike any other that we’ve reviewed, and whilst it doesn’t fit the traditional shed billing it can be used as a very useful and weather proof storage area for your firewood and kindling. It also represents excellent value for something that can also fit in as a robust piece of garden furniture.
Keter have taken the classic and very practical design of a garden bench and manufactured it out of plastic. This makes it very tough and durable, and means that customers will save time by not having to preserve or paint it. Its attractive grey colour is subtle yet eye catching and we were glad that it comes with a 2 year warranty, even though it should in all likelihood last much longer. The seat lifts up creating a 265 litre space for firewood, but it’s important to open the store from time to time to create the airflow that logs need. With a beautiful and multi-use design and a decent storage capacity, this is a good buy if you want a modern alternative to traditional firewood storage sheds.
5' X 2' Alpine Log Store With Firewood Starter Pack
This firewood storage shed has a unique design in that it’s triangular in appearance, and that really helped it to catch our eye. We feel that it could become a real talking point for any garden, and it will be an ideal complement to a timber garden shed for people with log burning stoves. It also provides added value, which is something we always like to see, when compared to other firewood storage sheds because it comes complete with a firewood starter pack which includes five bags of logs and a bag of kindle.
Another feature that we liked about this good value firewood storage shed is that it has two distinct sections, so the smaller section at the top of the triangular frame is ideal for keeping kindle dry. With an open front there’s plenty of ventilation, and with the 12mm shiplap cladding being pressure treated there’s also a 15 year warranty against rot which is as generous as we’ve found on the timber log cabins we’ve reviewed. Although the base measures 1.52 X 0.61m, the overall storage space is much lower at the peak thanks to its original design, and so this is the only factor that prevents this stylish garden structure from being ranked higher in our list of the top 20 firewood storage sheds.
Scandinavian Redwood Pine 4 Foot Log Store
We found this to be a very well constructed and highly attractive firewood storage shed, and yet its price tag and treatment requirements stopped it climbing higher up our firewood storage shed league table. Being made of Scandinavian Redwood it’s an environmentally friendly log store, which we know that many people who use firewood and logs for their fuel will appreciate. It has a solid boarded pent roof, and solid sides and a back, so with careful positioning it can achieve a good level of protection against rain. It also features floor joists to protect the slatted floor and the logs upon it from the ever present threat of ground moisture.
Ventilation is provided via an open front, and by two panels cut into the back wall. This is a unique and useful design feature, as it helps firewood dry out very quickly. We also liked the integral shelf at the top of the store for kindling, not something that we often see in firewood storage sheds. One downside to this firewood store is that it is untreated, so the customer will have to apply wood preserver immediately after installation. Nevertheless, we feel that this good looking garden building deserves to be counted in the UK’s top 20 firewood storage sheds.
BillyOh 3 x 6 30 Overlap Apex Log Store
This firewood storage shed caught our eye because it has the classic looks of a traditional timber garden shed, yet has been designed with the storage of logs and firewood in mind. The felt covered apex roof is very good at carrying water away, and the solid overlap cladding also ensures that rain and moisture can’t get inside. This is good at keeping logs dry, but it won’t help them dry out initially which is one reason that this very reasonably priced firewood storage shed isn’t higher up in our top 20 league table.
Whether we’re reviewing log cabins or firewood storage sheds, we always like to see the customer being given options that allow them to customise the purchase. That’s certainly the case here, as the customer can choose to have a less obtrusive pent roof, or to upgrade to very durable tongue and groove cladding. There is also the option to have a simple solid board floor or a thick tongue and groove floor which can easily bear the weight of the large amount logs and firewood that this 6′ X 3′ log store shed can hold. These latter options will add to the price of course, but we feel this is still a good value and highly attractive firewood storage shed.
Keter Deluxe Plastic Garden Storage Box with Seat
Most of the firewood storage sheds that we review are made of timber, and after all that does make sense as it fits in with the eco-friendly nature of firewood burning stoves. This is a very different way to store logs and firewood however, as its made out of plastic. Whilst this may not reduce your carbon footprint in the same way, it does bring a lot of advantages. Foremost amongst these is that it will never have to be painted or treated, and whilst its green and off white colour scheme may not be to everyone’s taste, we found it quite pleasing on the eye. We were also impressed by the large 340 litre capacity, which can store a lot of firewood or anything else that needs to be kept to hand and yet away from rain.
It’s very waterproof and very resilient, so we have little doubt that it will exceed its two year warranty. We also liked the sheer practicality of this box, as it comes with wheels and handles so can be pulled into position even when full of logs. It’s not designed specifically as a firewood storage shed, and in fact can also be used as a garden seat, but it does the job very well. The only reason it isn’t placed higher is that it doesn’t allow as much ventilation to reach the firewood. Even so, at this price it deserves its place in the top 20 as a very durable firewood storage shed option.
8'8 BSW Log Store
This is certainly a contrast to the last firewood storage shed, as we now move from the budget end of the market to the luxury end. This is large in every sense of the word, from the price tag to is width, depth and height. In fact its rain deflecting apex roof has a ridge height of 2.70m, approaching nine foot, is by far the largest of any firewood storage shed that we’ve seen. It also has a width of 2.40m and a depth of 2.40m as well, so this really is the firewood storage shed for people who need a large capacity.
What we really appreciated besides its huge storage space, is its unique and very attractive design. One half is fully boarded with sustainable spruce timbers, while the other half is open slatted, which means the the firewood storage shed has both weather protection and the ventilation that logs need. It’s also very tough, thanks to the 38 x 98mm frame which again is the thickest that we’ve seen. The only thing that stops it being ranked much higher is its asking price, which is substantially higher than any other firewood storage shed in our top 20 table. If this comes within your budget however, and you need a large supply of logs to hand, then it’s a firewood storage shed that’s hard to beat.
3 x 3 Waltons Single Timber Log Store
This is an entry level firewood storage shed, yet even with an affordable price tag it still has a lot to offer the consumer. It features the classic log store design that many people think of when they picture firewood storage sheds, in that it has a pent roof, an open front, and a slatted back and sides. The roof is also slatted and this means that lots of fresh air can circulate amongst the logs and firewood; this helps them to dry out quickly and means that they’ll be in good condition and ready to use when called upon.
One feature that we did like about this budget priced firewood storage shed, however, is that it has a solid floor that is supported upon floor joists. The timbers have been pressure treated as well, which gives them excellent protection against the elements for years to come. The proof of this is found in the 10 year warranty against rot supplied by the manufacturer, which we think is more than generous with a firewood storage shed at this price. With a width of 1.05m and a depth of 0.81m this isn’t the largest log store that we’ve seen and reviewed, and yet thanks to its easy access design it can hold more than you might think, and at such a great low price is a worthy first entrant in our list of the 20 best firewood storage sheds in the UK.