Functional wood holders with style

Your stash of firewood needs to be easily accessible in the winter, so it often is placed on porches, decks or alongside a home. The wood holders, however, don’t need to be boring or an eyesore.

These six stylish log holders can add an eye-catching element to your outdoor decor. Some of these items are available through furniture stores and online retailers; others are sold to members of the trade, such as interior designers, and were on display during the International Gift and Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market at AmericasMart Atlanta in January.

The Modern Box Trough by Elegant Earth ( is finished in a muted grey with simple, clean lines. The 36-inch long trough can be flipped vertically or horizontally to display wood, on a covered or screened porch (suggested retail price $759).

To fit with a rustic or industrial design, an outdoor fireplace and wood holder by Esschert Design ( is made of rusted steel in a geometric pattern. The 29-inch-tall fireplace has both an aged and contemporary look. Suggested retail price, $449.99, sold through

Made of recycled raw iron, the House Firewood Holders by Gold Leaf Design Group go beyond the standard square or rectangular wood holder with a slanted top design. The holders come in three sizes, from 25 inches to 72 inches high, and can be placed in a covered and screened area. Sold locally at Pieces ( on Roswell Road.

The arch shape and diamond finials give an extra touch to Plow & Hearth's Log Racks, which come in small, medium and large sizes and covers. They are made with powder-coated tubular steel and stainless steel hardware. $22.99-$102.99,

Designed with a classic look, the Rough-hewn Firewood Console holds a stack of firewood up to 24 inches deep underneath the tabletop. Available in finishes such as French wax, which is a sandstone-colored stain applied over white concrete, the console by Elegant Earth could serve as the focal point of an outdoor living room (suggested retail price, $1,739).

The Twig furniture from Gold Leaf Design Group also is multi-functional. Use the piece as a firewood holder or flip it over to serve as a stool or side table (it's 14.5 inches long and 17.5 inches high). The furniture is made of aluminum, but appears to be made of gold-plated twigs, for a glamorous nature-themed piece. The line also includes a 37-inch-long bench. Sold locally at Pieces ( on Roswell Road.