Best garden log stores to protect wood all year-round

Stock up for the cold weather with a selection of the best garden log stores

Best Garden Log stores

by Hannah Mellin |
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Looking for a garden log store to help keep you cosy in the warm months? We're here to help. As the cold weather starts to set in, those lucky enough to have open fireplaces and stoves in their homes will likely be stocking up on dry wood to get them through the winter months. However, the more dry wood we use, the more we find piles of wood building up inside the home, which is why many choose to bulk-buy wood and use a garden storage solution like a garden log store.

Outdoor log storage solutions are a fantastic way of keeping wood dry in wet weather and are cost-effective as you can either chop down wood yourself or bulk buy the wood and store it in the months leading up to winter - saving you a lot of money in the long run. Log stores aren't only used in winter months, as many choose to use wood for BBQs and fire pit tables or chimineas.

Best garden log stores at a glance

Best log storage with cover: VOUNOT Firewood Log Rack with Cover - View now on VOUNOT
• Best large garden log store: Garden Trading Aldsworth Log Store - View now on Garden Trading
• Best value garden log store: Wooden Log Store - View now on Amazon UK

In this buyer's guide, we've rounded up the best garden log stores on offer, from wooden stores to ones made of metal.

Best garden log stores

Best value garden log store

If you're after a garden log store that won't break the bank, this simple but effective design from Amazon will do the job. Made from treated fir and plywood with waterproof stain, the store comes with a felt roof that will be able to withstand bad weather and a raised floor to prevent damp.

Customer review: "Easy to build. Exactly what we wanted. All logs now in and off the ground. Excellent value for money."


  • Great value
  • Felt roof
  • Easy to put together


  • May need to be covered during very rainy weather

Best large garden log store

To burn efficiently and safely, logs are best kept dry, with this storage unit you can keep your winter stock in the best possible state and this larger log store will do just that. Made from Spruce, it is smooth and robust and the dark grey stain makes it stand out from the crowd.

The brand recommends positioning this item in a sheltered area to prolong its life.


  • Robust and sturdy
  • Large
  • Sloped roof to protect from rain


  • Will need to be put in a sheltered area to be fully weather proof

Best small garden log store

If you're not looking to store piles of logs or don't have the space, this small round garden log store is cute and handy - especially for storing wood for BBQs or a fire pit. Comes with a rusty steel finish or you can pay £50 extra for a powder-coated finish.


  • Great for small spaces
  • Weather resistant


  • It is heavy, so if you want to hang it you may need a professional to help

Best heavy-duty garden log storage

Rutland County Garden Furniture Normanton 4ft Tall Log Store/Garden Storage Heavy Duty Pressure Treated Timber With Forward Sloping Roof
Price: £364.99

Got the space for the ultimate garden log storage? This Rutland County Garden storage is heavy-duty and made for storing logs all year round. Ideal for larger volume log storage, providing a strong, robust and aesthetically pleasing storage solution.

Customer review: "Store is just as described and I am really pleased with this item. It looks great in my garden. It's a two-man job to put together and you need a power screwdriver. The wood is so tough, I needed hammer action on my drill to get the screws in. It's a solid store and I am sure it will last a very long time and look great for years to come."


  • Holds a large number of logs
  • Sturdy and built well
  • Will last a long time


  • Heavy
  • Hard to put together

Best garden log storage with cover

The only way to be sure that your logs will stay dry in your garden log storage is to cover it completely, as even storage units with roofs can take a battering in awful weather. This log rack from Vounot comes with a cover and is high off the ground. Holds up to 200kg.

Customer review: "As described. Not exactly pretty to look at but does the job. Happy with it. Practical and good price. Keeps logs dry."


  • Really easy to assemble
  • Keeps wood off the ground to prevent damp
  • Great value


  • There is no bottom to the rack
  • Only holds large logs

Best garden log storage with lid

Made from high-quality, pressure-treated timber, this chest garden storage is perfect for ensuring your wood stays dry and protected.

Customer review: "This is an excellent product. It was delivered as a flat pack, well protected, with instructions for assembly. It went together easily and is a high-quality construction. Most impressed."


  • Easy to build
  • Option for a padlock


  • One reviewer felt it needed to have chains to hold the top open

Best narrow garden log store

If you've got a small outdoor space, this narrow log store will still store more than enough wood to keep you going through the cold months. This one is handmade in the UK, comes fully assembled and is delivered free of charge.


  • Includes shelf for kindling
  • Comes fully assembled


  • Expensive


What is a garden log store?

A garden log store is typically a wooden structure made of FSC-certified wood (such as pine or larch) that is treated to prevent rot and dampness. They normally have a raised platform, a roof and two sides in order to be able to stack wood. Some garden log stores have lids, and covers and can also be made of steel or metal.

They vary in size too, ranging from the same size as a garden shed to a smaller narrower option. Some come with shelves to make it easier to stack the wood.

What wood can be stored in a log store?

You can store any type of wood in garden log store, but be aware that some wood needs a lot more time to dry than others.

Experts say hardwoods such as ash, oak, birch, or beech are generally the best wood for burning and are recommended over softwoods like pine.

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Hannah Mellin is a Homes & Garden Product Writer for Modern Gardens. When she's not writing, researching or testing products, she's renovating her Victorian terrace and chilling in the garden with her sausage dog Waffle

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