Log Store Type And Roof Size
Having a log fire is just awesome, but keeping a good stock pile of wood can be something of a royal pain in the rear end. Sure you could have it all standing up against a wall, but that looks awful and is bound to see them falling over, especially if you have kids. The Hartwood FSC Wall Log Store gives you a practical and also a very nice looking place to keep all your wood in one place and from falling over. This is very impressive looking and one of the larger log stores that we have seen as the width of this is 6 feet, and the depth is a respectable 2 feet 7 inches. So as you can see from the pictures it allows you to store a whole lot of wood in here. It is also a very tall log store which will make this something that stands out in your garden very well. It actually stands at over 4 feet tall so you can store more wood than you could possibly ever use inside of here.
We really like the roof of this log store. Most of the log and wood stores that we see will use roofing felt for their roof which is fine, after all it looks decent and is practical. However this one is going that extra mile by having an overlap cladding roof. It of course is going to stop the rain from constantly dripping in through the roof, but it looks just fantastic. The fact that it is a pent roof really shows off how great the wood looks as well. The roof does have a little bit of an overhang which is going to help look after your wood.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
We just talked about how much we love the overlap cladding that is used for the roof well the cladding on the sides of the log store uses that exact same cladding. This is 8 mm thick which to be fair is more than thick enough for a structure like this. It is rather robust and it is going to help make this a very sturdy log store. There is no cladding at all on the back of the log store which on one hand we understand why, but it does make us raise our eyebrows a little bit as we feel adding some cladding or even just some solid sheet board would have made this an even more sturdy log store.
If you take a close look at the pictures then you can see that the frame is a very well made and thick timber frame that actually makes up most of the structure. We are glad that the frame is so thick as it does make up a little bit for the fact there is nothing at the back of this log store.
No flooring at all is included with this log store which to be honest we are a little disappointed with. If you are installing this on a concrete surface then it really is not a big deal, but we are sure many of you will not want to leave your wood sitting on grass or mud. If you are installing this on a grassy area then have a thick about putting down some kind of flooring.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The wood that is used for the Hartwood FSC Wall Log Store has all been pressure treated and that will greatly help the strength of the structure. But to keep that lovely overlap cladding safe from rot, you will have to give the log store a generous coating of wood treatment. Wood treatment should be applied shortly after construction and then once a year after this.
There is a 15 year guarantee that comes with this log store and it will become valid once you have treated the log store.
The huge size of this log store is what makes it ideal for those of you who need a good supply of wood as you love nothing better than to sit in front of your log fire with a cup of coffee while just relaxing. The amount of logs that these can handle is just incredible and if you filled it up we are sure you could go a very long time without having to get more wood. We do wish that there was some kind of flooring on here, but we are willing to overlook it when the amount of space it offers you is so incredible.
This is a large log store so it is very stable and the high quality and thickens of the wood used makes it a very sturdy and secure structure. Of course when you fill this up with wood that will greatly help with the overall stability. You will have no worries about this blowing over in the wind or becoming flimsy as the years go by.
Customisation Options And Extras
This is the kind of thing where we feel that apart from a coating of wood treatment it should be left as it is. But if you do decide you would like to change the look of this just a little bit then have a think about using a wood treatment that is coloured.
We would suggest that you have a think about adding some cheap boarding to the bottom of this if you are installing this on grass, but apart from that there is nothing else you need to consider purchasing.
This is a log store that really did impress us with the very clever way it has been designed. While we really would have liked to have seen some kind of floor, the overall quality is very high.
Longevity Of materials 8.5/10
Due to the wood being pressure treated and with you giving it a coating of wood treatment. There is no reason as to why you are not going to be able to get over 20 years of use out of this log store.
This is certainly one of the larger log stores that we have seen so you are really going to be able to stockpile a serious amount of wood. Of course this vast size does require a decent sized garden so be sure to check that your garden can handle this.
Ease of installation 8/10
To be fair this is really not all that hard to build, but with it being so high we would recommend that you try and ask, bribe or even blackmail a friend into helping out.
The overall size and the materials used in its construction make this something which we feel is great value for money.
Final Thoughts: The Hartwood FSC Wall Log Store is the log store for you people who like to have a good stockpile of wood, but do not want it laying all over the place. This log store is very well made, has a fantastic look and has been pressure treated to ensure it is as strong as can be. We are very impressed with this and while there are a couple of nit picking things we would have liked to have seen done differently. For the most part if you are after a large log store that not only offers you a lot of storage space, but also will look great as it stands in your garden. Well this one right here is one of the best that you can get.
Prices around: £120.99
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