We recently remodeled a house that had two fireplaces. To create a better architectural flow, we unfortunately had to put a sledge hammer to one of them (we debated this back and forth for weeks before execution). Here are five well-designed modernist options I'm considering for storing our firewood.
Above: The Rustic Log Holder from Civico Quattro in Italy is a favorite; go to Civico Quattro for ordering information.
Above: The Firewood Holder designed and made by Roy Hardin; $350 from the New General Store.
Above: The Firewood Loop Log Rack (24 inches in diameter) is $111.18 from In and Out Lifestyles.
Above: The Firewood Holder from Iron Design Company; $360.
Above: The Kanto Firewood Rack by Artek is available in white, gray, red, and birch veneer; $200 from All Modern.
Considering a wood stove? A new generation of designs offers high fuel efficiency and lower emissions. Have a look at 10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Wood Stoves. Wondering about the best woods for a roaring fire? Don't miss Erin's Gardenista report: The 411 on Firewood.
N.B: This post is an update; the original story ran on December 20, 2012 as part of our Winter Cabins issue.