People in the Nordic Countries (Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland) burn a lot firewood in their fireplaces in order to warm up their houses during the winter when the outdoor temperature is often freezen (below 0 centigrades).
Traditionally the firewood are carried by using a log holder or a cardboard box. However, winters are long and not many people have enough strenght to do this. Additionally, the distance from the woodshed to the fireplace may be long.
When selecting a tool to transport firewood to the fireplace – there are plenty of alternatives. Here below a short introduction to each.
Fireplaces have various characteristics that ought to be considered when thinking of storing and managing firewood supply. In the first place the physical dimensions of the fireplace set limits for the firewood logs’ thickness and lenght. In general, it is not advisable to store dry logs too near the fireplace because of fire safety. Moreover, we recommend to follow the guides set for storing firewood. Fireplaces can be categorized as following; stoves, baking & heating ovens, fireplaces and design fireplaces. Each of them have their extra characteristics that should be taken into consideration.
Log holders are portable baskets, boxes or fixed racks. Difference between these options are size and therefore easiness of use and outlook. Firewood are normally stored in a wood shed. Moving the logs from the wood shed to the fireplace should be taken care of. It is obvious, that fixed firewood racks are pretty solid pieces of furniture. One should select a log holder with a proper size – since it results in heaviness of the holder.
When talking about storing the firewood indoors, one can have the logs in the log holder. Another option is to build a solid firewood stand that suit the interior design. However, one needs to remember that the logs need to be transported to the solid firewood rack.
Example of a traditional Finnish log holder Example of a solid firewood storing solution
Wheeled storing solutions are actually log holders with wheels. They are useful in transporting the firewood easily from the woodshed to the fireplace. Additionally, they may take much more firewood to be transported compared to the regular log holders. The wheeled storing solutions have one more extra benefit: they are easy to relocate in interior design, which gives new possibilities for example to have the firewood visible or to have them not visible.
There are several carts for transporting firewood available. Most of them are designed for transporting the firewood. When thinking of transporting the firewood, one critical question is the location of the woodshed: outdoors or indoors. Design company fleimio from Finland has developed a new solution for wheeled firewood transportation: a firewood carts that also looks good.
fleimio woodhopper firewood cart fleimio trolley
Fleimio Woodhopper is a firewood cart that helps you to transport more firewood easier.You are able to store and move approximately 2-3 times more firewood in it compared to a regular log holder. Material is steel. It has only one wheel which makes it agile to run.The fleimio logcart is designed for outdoor use – for firewood logs that are longer than 25 cm.
Fleimio Trolley is a furniture for firewood – a modern log holder with wheels. Designed by Mr Tero Jakku (MA) from Finland. Material is birch and the producer recommends to use it indoors only.