The Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door is one very smart looking firewood storage shed. This offers you a generous amount of storage space to keep your firewood not just off the ground, but also out of the way of our harsh British weather. If you want to make sure that your firewood is as in good condition as possible, then this is the way to do it. A large door with hidden hinges makes it very easy to get your wood out and add more to your stockpile. The door also comes with a great way to ensure that when you close it, it stays firmly closed. Even when it is really windy, you have no worries about this door blowing open.
This is one of the better made firewood stores you can get. The whole thing is made with high quality pressure treated timber. This kind of timber is made to last and not only that, it will not require any treatment from you. The whole structure is kept together with a very thick frame and this really will make this a robust firewood store, which is exactly what you want when you are throwing wood inside and taking it back out.
What we rate
Amazing looking cladding
Large door makes for easy access
Pent roof is very well designed
Floor keeps your firewood off the floor
Made with pressure treated timber
What we slate
They are not very clear on the materials the structure is made with
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How We Rate It
Longevity Of Materials9/10
Ease Of Installation9/10
Value For Money9/10
Let's Take a Closer Look...
Shed Type And Roof Size
Firewood storage sheds are actually something that are very popular these days. The Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door is a fantastic compact sized firewood store that would be ideal for keeping your firewood, logs or even more general garden items out of the rain. We love the style of this firewood storage shed as it is very thick and chunky and has a whole lot of personality. This structure stands at 4 feet wide and is 4 feet 2 inches deep. It does not sound like a lot of space, but it actually works very well and if you are using this for log storage, you will fit a whole load of logs in here. At the highest point it stands at just a hair over 4 feet high which is a good height for a structure like this.
The roof looks fantastic. It is a half apex roof that slopes off towards the front and we must say that we really do like the style of this roof. It is made with pressure treated timber and it is finished off very nicely with an almost slate like effect. The roof also has a little bit of an overhang which we feel was a very smart design choice.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door does not actually tell you how thick or even what style the cladding is, but here at WhatShed we have seen a ton of sheds, log stores and everything else in between. So we had a really close look and we have to say that the overlap cladding they have used for this structure looks great. Actually calling it overlap cladding is kind of simplifying it. The outer appearance of the structure is most certainly overlap, but when you look at the inside of the structure, you can see just how tightly fitted together the cladding is.
There is not an actual frame inside the firewood store and that is a good thing. With a firewood storage shed you want your logs to be able to go all the way to the back. This is hard to do with a frame in the way. If you take a close look, you can see that the whole structure is supported by a thick, chunky frame that keeps the whole structure together very well.
Some of you may be looking at this floor and are wondering just what are they trying to pull here and where is the rest of the floor! But actually the floor is one of the most impressive things about this structure. We can tell you that the last thing you want is for you logs to be sitting on the floor getting all wet, dirty and even rotten. The slatted floor that they have used here will help keep the wood from being in contact with the floor and it also lets a good bit of air flow around inside the firewood storage shed.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door is made with high quality pressure treated timber. This is something we really like for a few reasons. First of all, you do not have to worry about treating the timber after installation or on an annual basis. It also really makes the firewood store something that is going to last for a very long time.
The warranty they give you with this firewood store is quite a lengthy one. It is for 15 years and it covers you against any kind of rot or decay. The fact that the timber is pressure treated is the reason as to why you get such a great warranty with this structure.
Doors And Windows
The door is something that we find very interesting as at first you do not even really notice it. But actually the door is a major feature of this firewood store. It is made with the same kind of wood as the rest of the structure and when the door is closed it really does give this firewood log store a really smart, uniform look. The hinges are hidden which is always a pleasant surprise as it helps with the overall look of the structure.
As is the case with most other log and firewood stores, there are no windows at all on this. We feel that a fully boarded look is always a good fit for something like this.
Security And Privacy
The Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door may not actually come with a proper lock, but it does actually have a large almost latch type way of keeping the door closed. We really like this as there is absolutely no way that the wind can blow the door open. This would also be very easy to add a padlock to if you wanted to make sure that any neighbourhood firewood burglars cannot get your stash!
Customisation Options And Extras
One of the things that actually really caught us off guard with this firewood store is that it is actually available in two different colours. The standard colour for this is rustic brown, but if you want something a little different you can change the colour to light green which we feel is a very interesting colour choice.
No extras at all are on offer with the Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door. To be honest with you the only extra we would even think about adding is some kind of padlock. But even that is not something that is absolutely necessary.
So, How Does It All Stack Up?
We have been sitting here trying to think if there is anything we would like them to change, but in all honesty they have just done a great job with this firewood store. It is high quality from top to bottom. When it comes to quality this one here really is one of the very best.
Longevity Of Materials9/10
This is made to last. Not only that the wood is nice and thick so it is clearly designed to take a bit of abuse when you throw your wood in and slam that door, also as the timber is pressure treated, you never have to worry about coating it yourself.
4 x 2 does not sound like much, but as far as a firewood store goes, you will be very happy with the amount of firewood you can put in here.
Ease Of Installation9/10
We do not see even the most novice of DIYers out there having any trouble putting this together. Just be sure to have a buddy helping you out and insist that they bring their own snacks and drinks.
Value For Money9/10
This may seem a little highly priced considering it is 4 x 2, but actually this is one of the best made firewood storage sheds we have had the pleasure to review. So really the asking price is actually right around what it should be.
The Rutland 4 Foot Single Midi Log Store With Door is a truly incredible way to keep all of your firewood safe and sound. It will keep your firewood very well protected from the elements and that door closes very well so the wind and your kids can be kept out of there. This is a firewood store that has been made with high quality materials all the way through. The overall look is so great that we are sure that some people who do not even have a need for a firewood store will be interested in buying this as a place for general storage as it has such an appealing design. If you want a firewood store that is high end, good looking and will last many years, then this is the one for you.