If you have a wood-burning stove, it’s probably the centrepiece of your living room and one of your home’s most unique and treasured items. Able to provide eco-friendly warmth and add a touch of rustic style, the wood-burning stove is becoming increasingly popular. Anyone who owns one should strongly consider adding a log store to their garden, and here are just a few reasons why.
The main reason people invest in wood stores is to ensure the wood they end up burning in their stoves is dry enough. You see, most UK firewood needs to be seasoned. When it is cut, it will contain around 50-60% moisture. By leaving your logs to season in a log store, moisture levels will drop dramatically. Dryer logs burn more easily. Less smoke and soot is produced, so your stove won’t get as dirty. More importantly, burning damp wood can damage the stove itself.
A wood-burning stove looks great, and that look is completed by a neat pile of hewn logs right next to the stove. Of course, you’ll probably want a more convenient space to stack more logs without making your living room look messy. A log store is the ideal place – all your logs will be out of the way and yet protected from moisture.
Log stores certainly offer a range of practical benefits, but it would be worth adding one to your home even if those practical benefits didn’t add up to a hill of beans. Why? Because log stores add an attractive touch to your outside space. Just as your wood-burning stove brings a touch of character to the property’s interior, the log store does the same for its exterior.
Perhaps these benefits sound pretty attractive but you’re still unsure about committing to the expense and inconvenience of adding a log store. If that’s what’s holding you back, worry not. Made from slatted wood with sloping roofs, log stores are very easy and inexpensive to assemble. Remember, you only need a small one for a domestic property.