Shed Type And Roof Size
You know the Xtra Large Log Store is fantastic as it spells extra with just a big X! In all seriousness though, this really is one of the better log stores on the market right now. This is a very smart and modern looking place to keep your firewood safe from the elements. The width of the structure is 5 feet 9 inches and the depth is 2 feet 1 inch. This added with the 4 feet 3 inches of height at the back really does allow you to build up quite the impressive stockpile of firewood.
The roof is a pent style roof that slopes off towards the front. This is actually a very smart design choice. The reason we say this is because they have included quite a large overhang which is really going to protect that wood. The roof is made with 10 mm thick boards which are very strong so even if there is a good few inches of snow the roof will be able to take the weight.
Cladding, Frame And Floor
The sides and the back of the Xtra Large Log Store are made with 16 mm thick boarded cladding. The walls are very well made. Not only is the cladding extra thick to really make this a strong log store, it is slatted. This means that a good airflow can get in and around your firewood so that they will be as dry as possible before you use them. Dry firewood burns much better than wet and rotted wood, so this design they have here is just fantastic.
While there is a frame keeping this all together, it is not the same kind of frame that you would find in a structure like a shed. That is because a traditional frame is not really needed in something like this. Do not worry this is still one very strong log store thanks to the overall design and the cladding being a very impressive 16 mm thick.
We expected the floor to be made with the same 10 mm thick boarding that the roof is, so it was a very welcome surprise to see that the floor was actually made of those same 16 mm thick boards that the sides and back of the log store is. Like the back and sides the floor is also slatted. As well as being slatted the floor is raised off the ground, which will help keep your wood as dry as possible.
Treatment Requirement And Warranty
The Xtra Large Log Store is made from some very nice and thick wood. But as well as being thick and strong this wood is also pressure treated. This means that there is no treatment requirement at all. So once you have installed the log store, it is ready for use right away and even a year down the line, you do not have to worry about giving it a coating of wood treatment.
This log store comes with a 15 year guarantee. This is a guarantee that protects you against rot and decay. As the wood is pressure treated, we really do not think that rot and decay will ever be an issue.
Doors And Windows
The whole front of the log store is open so you have easy access to your stockpile of firewood. This of course makes putting logs in and taking them out very easy. Thanks to the overhang, your firewood is actually very well protected from the elements even with the lack of a door.
Like most other log stores there are no windows here as the sides, back and floor are slatted and the front is open.
Security And Privacy
There really is not much in the way of security on offer here as the front of the log store is wide open. We are not putting the log store down for this though as this is the case with the majority of log stores that are on the market now.
The overhang actually gives you a little bit more privacy than you would think. We are not saying that it will keep your firewood fully hidden away, but it does offer more privacy than most other log stores have.
Customisation Options And Extras
The Xtra Large Log Store does not offer any kind of customisation options at all, which really is not that big of a deal as the rustic and old school look of it is very appealing.
There are a couple of extras on offer here. First of all is the installation service which is priced at £109.99. If you add this then it actually doubles the price of the log store! This is pretty easy to install, so we would not recommend buying the installation service. They also sell a ten pack of Hotties Heat Logs for only £5.99 which is a great way to start off your firewood stockpile. For £8.49, you can also add a Log Gobbler. This is not some kind of monster that will eat your firewood – it is a handy little bag that makes carrying the firewood into your house very easy.
We are very impressed with the overall quality of this log store. The 16 mm thick slatted boarding that is used and the solid roof make this one very high quality log store.
Longevity Of Materials
We can see you easily getting a lifetime of use out of this log store. It has been made to last, it requires no treatment and the wood used is very thick, so it can take a good bit of abuse as well.
You have plenty of space to keep your firewood safe from the elements here. We think that with the right organisation, you will be amazed at just how large a stockpile of firewood you can build up in here.
Ease Of Installation
This is very easy to install and the only section that may cause you a little trouble is the roof. This is just because of the size of it, so be sure to have someone help you out.
This is being sold for a very low price. A price that makes this just an even more attractive log store. Honestly, this could be priced £50 higher and we still would have probably scored this at a ten.
Final Thoughts: The Xtra Large Log Store is one of the most impressive log stores that we have seen in quite some time. A lot of effort has clearly gone into the design of this log store. This is not just because they have used 16 mm thick slatted boarding, but because the overall design of the log store in general. They have clearly made this with the intent that when you take a piece of firewood out of this log store, it will be as dry as possible. Also, one thing we kind of skated over in our review is that this is actually a very attractive log store with a rustic charm that we really liked. At such a low price recommending this log store honestly could not be any easier.
Prices around: £139.99
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