Log Baskets Buying Guide

Fireplaces (or log burners) are the focal point of any room they feature in. And if you’re a fan of getting cosy in front of the warm fire on a chilly night, you’ll know how important it is to have access to quality accessories – including a worthwhile log basket. 

With so much choice readily available, it can be difficult to know which type of log basket is right for you. That’s why we’re here to help. Read on to discover our guide to log baskets…

What is a log basket? 

A log basket can be defined as a designated storage basket that’s used for transferring, storing, and protecting firewood.

Aside from the practical benefits of investing in a sturdy log basket, aesthetically, you’ll want a log basket that compliments your home decor and beautiful fireplace – not a worn and scruffy basket that doesn’t even do the job correctly!

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Features to look for in a log basket 

What works best will come down to personal preference. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing the perfect log basket for you: 

Shape and size 

Determining what shape to go for will depend on what you prefer the look of and how much firewood you intend on storing in the basket. For example, our log baskets are available in a variety of shape options – including rectangular, square, and oval to allow for a comfortable fit. 

Pro tip: Always consider the dimensions (as well as the size) of your log basket. This way, you’ll be sure to select a size that meets your needs and you’ll know whether it fits comfortably next to your fire source.

In relation to size, what works best for you will depend on how frequently you use your fireplace or log burner. For example, if you’re an avid user, it’s definitely worth opting for a larger-sized log basket. There’s nothing worse than settling down for the night in front of a lovely warm fire, only to run out of logs mid-evening. Avoid having to traipse outside to grab more supplies sporadically by having the correct size log basket.

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Helpful details that make your life easier 

Do you have multiple log burners and/or fireplaces that you use? If so, a log basket with additional features such as wheels may be a better option for you. If you want to be able to lift the log basket with ease instead, look for a basket that has handles incorporated into the design.

Another commonly overlooked feature is whether a liner is present. This is an essential feature to look for as wood storage can get a little messy, and the liner will also ensure that unwanted shards of wood do not escape the basket – as well as providing the log basket with additional protection from preventable wear and tear. 

All of our log baskets include an eco-friendly Jute basket liner, which contributes greatly to the premium appearance that our selection has. Additionally, the Jute basket liner is removable and washable, helping to keep your log basket in pristine condition. 

“I bought the Kubu Tall Oblong Extra Large Log Basket with Wheels. Wovenhill gave really good service and it’s a fantastic item, just what we wanted at a good price.”- verified customer. 

Appearance 

There’s nothing wrong with wanting your log basket to fit in with the rest of your home decor, and beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Have a look around to find a log basket that matches perfectly. For example, we offer a variety of sizes and shapes to suit all preferences, along with different colours. 

So, whether you’re looking for a natural shade, a lovely grey wash or a gorgeous bronze tone – we have the selection for you to choose from at Wovenhill. 

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The benefits of having a log basket made from rattan 

Log baskets made from rattan offer a variety of benefits. We’ll go into more detail below, but when you invest in a log basket made of rattan – expect premium quality with a stunning outer appearance.

Rattan log baskets will be highly durable and lightweight

Log baskets made from rattan are made to last because the material is extremely durable. Aside from that, they’re also very lightweight. All the things you’d want in a log basket! 

There’s nothing worse than purchasing a storage basket for your logs that’s impractical and bulky. So, when you purchase a high-quality addition made from raw materials such as rattan, you can rest assured knowing that it’ll be easy to use and a highly practical feature for your log burner or fireplace. 

Rattan log baskets will stand the test of time 

This is true for rattan log baskets that are of high quality, such as our selection at Wovenhill. 

Other popular materials used for log baskets, such as plastic, tarnish easily. You may even find that the plastic log basket you bought a couple of weeks ago is already cracked and showing signs of premature wear, which we know can be frustrating.

Of course, this isn’t ideal to have in a lovely home – and that’s because cheaper materials such as plastic are not equipped to withstand long-term use. In other words, they’re made to fail. 

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Rattan, on the other hand, will age beautifully. All of our log baskets are products of experienced craftsmanship, which is a major contributor to the premium quality that we deliver.

Because of this, you won’t need to replace your log basket for years. Decades, even! So, if it’s the price that’s deterring you from purchasing a rattan log basket – yes it’ll cost more initially, but think about all the money you’ll save by not having to consistently replace cheaper alternatives!  

Rattan log baskets will keep your firewood in great condition

Rattan, along with being visually attractive, will ensure that the firewood you intend to use is kept in top condition so that it won’t burn poorly. 

When rattan is weaved, it leaves room for small gaps throughout the structure of the log basket. This means that there’s plenty of room for air to circulate around your firewood. 

You may be wondering why this is important. It’s important because your seasoned firewood will stay dry, as opposed to accumulating any unwanted moisture – which could lead to a less than satisfactory burn. 

“Fantastic log basket, perfect size and a great price. The wooden handles give it that finishing touch. Very fast delivery too thank you.” – verified customer. 

Explore our superb selection of log baskets at Wovenhill

At Wovenhill, we offer an extensive selection of log baskets, with or without wheels. Our log baskets are specially designed to meet a wide range of requirements, which include a variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. 

As we mentioned earlier, all of our log baskets are lined with a removable eco-friendly Jute liner, perfect for keeping everything neat and tidy.

Our log basket dimensions

As we offer a superb variety of log baskets, we’ve been sure to cover a selection of sizes to help you find the perfect fit for you. 

You’ll need to double-check the specific measurements of the basket that’s captured your eye. This information can be found in the product description section, but generally speaking, our sizes include medium-sized log baskets all the way up to extra large. We also offer the option to purchase sets of two, depending on the product. 

Wovenhill log baskets 

To give you a feel of what to expect, here are several of our best-sellers:

Kubu Rattan Rectangle Log Basket with Hoop Handles

Our beautiful Kubu Rattan Rectangle Log Baskets are handcrafted to perfection, making them the perfect addition to any room in both a practical and aesthetic sense. Made from top-quality natural Kubu, this log basket will deliver durability and sturdiness for years to come. 

Additionally, our Kubu Rattan Rectangle Log Basket provides spacious storage no matter what size you go for, with the inclusion of a premium quality Jute basket liner and rope carry handles. 

Key features of the Kubu Rattan Rectangle Log basket include: 

  • Made from premium natural Kubu. 
  • Visually beautiful. 
  • Handcrafted with care. 
  • Strong and durable log basket. 
  • Eco-friendly Jute basket liner included. 
  • Rope carry handles. 

Dimensions available include: 

  • Large: External Dimensions: W65 x D40 x H37cm Internal Dimensions: W60 x D36 x H34cm.
  • Extra large: External Dimensions: W76 x D46 x H45cm Internal Dimensions: W70 x D42 x H42cm.

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Bronze Rectangular Log Basket with Wooden Handles 

Another incredibly popular choice, the gorgeous Rectangular Log Basket with Wooden Handles. This beautifully crafted log basket is a stunning solution for storing wood ready for the fire. 

Key features include: 

  • Wooden handles. 
  • Eco-friendly Jute liner included. 
  • Available in different sizes. 
  • Available in a set of two (one medium and one large). 
  • Available in different colours – bronze and grey wash. 
  • Elegant appearance. 
  • Durable. 

Dimensions available include: 

  • Medium – External Dimensions (incl handles): W56 x D33 x H41cm Internal Dimensions (excl handles):W46 x D28 x H34cm Handle Height: H5cm.
  • Large – External Dimensions (incl handles): W66 x D41 x H51cm Internal Dimensions (excl handles):W53 x D35 x H43cm Handle Height: H5cm.

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Kubu Rattan Rectangle Log Basket with Wheels

If you’re looking for the easiest way to transfer firewood from room to room, a premium log basket with wheels is the perfect choice for you. Introducing our Kubu Rattan Rectangle Log Basket with Wheels – you’ll never have to struggle to lift a log basket again! 

The Kubu Rattan Rectangle Log Basket with Wheels will allow you to fill it with firewood and then simply push it straight back to your chosen destination. Key features include: 

  • Stunning appearance. 
  • Available in different sizes. 
  • Made from sustainably sourced natural Kubu. 
  • Optional rope carry handles. 
  • Castor wheels. 
  • Durable and sturdy. 
  • Eco-friendly Jute basket liner included. 

Dimensions available include: 

  • Large – External Dimensions: (inc handles & wheels) W65 x D37 x H39cm Internal Dimensions: (inc handles) W61 x D32 x H30cm Wheel Height H8cm.
  • Extra large External Dimensions: (incl handles & wheels) W75 x D48 x H45cm Internal Dimensions: (excl handles) W70 x D42 x H37cm Wheel Height H8cm

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Kubu Rattan Tall Oblong with Wheels

Next, we have the stunning Kubu Rattan Tall Oblong Log Basket with Wheels. A beautiful addition to any home, made from sustainable Natural Kubu. 

Key features include: 

  • Available in a variety of sizes. 
  • Naturally rustic in appearance. 
  • Castor wheels, to offer the best functionality. 
  • Durable and sturdy. 
  • Inset handles. 
  • Eco-friendly Jute liner included. 
  • Equipped for heavy-duty loads. 
  • Multi-purpose – can be used for other storage purposes. 

Dimensions available include: 

  • Large – W70 x D44 x H54cm.
  • Extra large – W82 x D56 x H60cm.

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Bamboo Rattan Rectangle Storage Log Basket with Wheels

Last, but certainly not least, we have one of our best examples of what a premium log basket looks like. Introducing our Bamboo Rattan Rectangle Storage Log Basket with Wheels.

The craftsmanship is unparalleled, with warm tones of un-dyed natural split bamboo displayed on the exterior of the basket. Key features include: 

  • Premium quality. 
  • Highly durable. 
  • Visually stunning. 
  • Eco-friendly Jute liner included. 
  • Un-dyed natural split bamboo. 
  • Castor wheels, to offer the best functionality. 
  • Inset carry handles included. 

Dimensions available include: 

  • Large – W68 x D43 x H52cm.
  • Extra large – W86 x D56 x H61cm.

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We hope you’ve found our log basket buying guide useful. Explore the rest of our site to see our complete range of log baskets. And Remember, all of our storage items are made exclusively for Wovenhill. We control stock, quality and design, so if you’re after the best wicker storage products, choose Wovenhill!

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For more rattan wicker buying advice and information, read the Wovenhill blog
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