Last updated: August 8, 2021

Welcome to our big firewood basket test 2021. Here we present all the firewood baskets we have tested. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.

We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best firewood basket for you.

You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should pay attention to if you want to buy a firewood basket.




Summary

  • Firewood bags make it easier for you to transport wood to your desired location. Furthermore, many firewood bags are very trendy and beautify the surroundings of your fireplace.
  • Basically, you can choose between firewood bags and a firewood basket. Depending on the type, there are different advantages and disadvantages for you.
  • Firewood bags are usually more practical because you can stack the wood better. If you prefer the traditional variant, a firewood basket is great for you.

The Best Firewood Basket: Our Choices

Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a firewood basket

Are you thinking about buying a firewood basket, but are a bit overwhelmed by the selection and the different offers? Then you've come to the right place, because we'll explain what you should look out for when buying firewood baskets.

What material is a firewood bag made of?

An important factor for the right firewood bag is the material. The firewood bag is placed next to the fireplace, which means that it is possible that some sparks will jump onto it. It must therefore be made of a heat-resistant material.

There are a few different materials for a firewood bag:

  • Leather
  • Felt
  • Wood
  • Woven baskets

A firewood bag made of leather looks very classy and is suitable for a modern, decorative fire basket. However, this material is not very heat-resistant, which causes it to lose its shine. The material is no longer as supple and becomes cracked. Recycled and artificial leather bags are even more sensitive. Decorative fur bags, such as those made from cow skins, are also very susceptible to the heat.

Felt bags are full-value and offer optimal conditions for your wood. This material protects your logs from heat, cold and moisture. In addition, the material is very stable, which protects the firewood from "transport injuries". Felt bags are available in all colour and design variations and therefore cut a fine figure next to any fireplace.

Wooden designs are very stable and heat-resistant. Since they are built in a rustic style, they are not very decorative and fit more in a wood cabin and not directly next to the fire basket.

Material Advantage Disadvantage
Leather Noble Sensitive to weather
Felt Heat-resistant No disadvantage
Wood Stable and heat-resistant Not very decorative
Woven baskets Modern design Additional material necessary

Firewood bags made of woven baskets must be additionally lined with, for example, burlap. This material is very sensitive and can only be protected from moisture and keep the dirt in the basket in this way.

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Firewood baskets are very practical and help you to carry more wood at once. (Photo: citadelle / 123RF.com)

What designs are available?

The different designs and styles usually depend on the material of the bag. Felt firewood bags are very decorative and modern. They fit very well next to a modern fire basket or a contemporary fire bowl. They also make the area next to your fireplace an eye-catcher.

Firewood baskets are available in a wide range of sizes. The price depends on the size. (Image source: 123rf.com / kzenon)

Felt bags come in a wide variety of designs. From all imaginable colours to carnival comic designs, everything is possible. As with fire baskets, you can also let your imagination run wild with firewood bags.

If the fireplace is inside the house or flat, it is advisable to get a basket that matches the fireplace or the floor or furniture. This looks much better.

What sizes are firewood bags available in? And how much do they cost?

Like fire baskets, firewood bags are available in almost any size. As with fire baskets, the price depends on the material and the size.

Decision: Which firewood baskets are there and which is the right one for me?

Whether it is a question of transporting the wood from the wood storage area to the fireplace or aesthetically storing the firewood by the warming fireplace - a beautiful and at the same time practical firewood basket is indispensable. Basically, we can distinguish between four types of firewood baskets:

  • Felt firewood basket
  • Wooden firewood basket
  • Metal firewood basket
  • Fabric firewood basket

The various firewood baskets differ in some aspects, such as design or practicality. It is up to you to decide which firewood basket is the right one for you and whether you attach more importance to the aesthetics or the practical component.

However, in the following section we would like to show you the essential advantages and disadvantages of the different firewood baskets to make your purchase decision easier.

What distinguishes a firewood basket made of felt and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

The special advantage of the felt firewood basket is above all the fashionable and aesthetic aspect - felt is currently one of the "it" items and thus acts as a stylish eye-catcher next to the fireplace and is also available for little money.

Advantages
  • Large filling volume
  • Inexpensive
  • Can be used in many ways
  • Odourless
  • Various colours
Disadvantages
  • Wood debris gets stuck
  • Difficult to clean

Due to its convenient size, a lot of wood can be stored. The basket made of felt, which is available in various colours, can therefore be beautifully displayed and can also keep other things tidy and can be used in a variety of ways.

What distinguishes a firewood basket made of wood and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

This classic firewood basket is especially practical for transporting wood, as there are useful handles for quick loading. This large firewood storage option goes perfectly with a country house style interior in particular. The firewood basket made of wood is available in many different versions.

Advantages
  • Practical
  • Quick transport
  • Helpful carrying handles
  • Various shapes
  • Easy to clean
Disadvantages
  • Bulky
  • Very heavy
  • Smaller filling volume
  • Makes dirt

Whether light or dark wood, with or without a cotton cover: with this type, everyone is free to decide which wood carrier is the most suitable. At the same time, the firewood basket soils only very slightly or the cotton cover can be washed easily.

What distinguishes a metal firewood basket and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

The simple and modern firewood basket made of metal is a good alternative to the classic made of woven willow or wood and is above all very robust.

Advantages
  • Practical
  • Quick transport
  • Helpful carrying handles
  • Easy cleaning
  • Good durability
Disadvantages
  • Very heavy
  • Relatively expensive

The elegant appearance of the firewood rack, which is usually equipped with two handles, is a must, especially in modern living rooms. The metal wood trays are available in various colours, designs and price categories.

What distinguishes a fabric firewood basket and what are the advantages and disadvantages?

A robust carrying option for firewood made of solid fabric is available for sporty and practical fireplace owners. For little money and with a very high filling volume, a lot of firewood can be transported at once.

Advantages
  • Inexpensive
  • Various colours
  • High filling volume
Disadvantages
  • Simple look
  • Not always tear-proof

Due to the fabric, a longer half-life can also be expected. The firewood carrier bag is available in different colours and sizes and can therefore be individually adapted to your needs and preferences.

Buying criteria: You can use these factors to compare and evaluate firewood baskets

Since the number of different firewood bags is very large and it is therefore not easy for you to find the right one for you, we would like to help you. In this article, we show you which factors are important when buying your future firewood basket and what you should pay particular attention to.

The most important criteria are:

  • Size
  • Material
  • Design

Size

The right size is also essential for firewood bags. They should be very handy, as you want to use them to transport your firewood.

Which size is right for you depends on the size of your fire and how many logs you want to carry in the bag. Most firewood bags are rectangular in shape, as this is the best way to stack the wood.

When transporting firewood, it is important not to carry too much wood at once, which could strain your back. So only carry as much wood as is easy to carry.

If you only have a short way from your wood store (e.g. cellar) to your fire basket, a firewood basket measuring 39x22x27 centimetres is ideal for you. This is only slightly rectangular and therefore easy to place. Due to its height, you still have enough space for your logs.

The most popular size is 50 centimetres wide and 25 centimetres high. These dimensions are compact and handy due to the rectangular shape. You can therefore transport your wood easily and there is plenty of space. This size is for a medium to large fire basket and a usual distance between the fireplace and the wood storage.

Material

The almost most important purchase criterion is the material. It is the starting point for maintaining the quality of the wood and the area of use of the firewood bag. You can choose between the following materials:

  • Leather
  • Felt
  • Wood
  • Woven baskets

Leather is one of the noblest materials for a firewood bag. It exudes prestige and blends in smoothly with a parquet or tiled floor. It is not very suitable for lawns, as this material cracks very quickly and loses its shine.

In short, it is simply too bad for that. If you attach great importance to the good looks of your bag, but prefer to place it indoors, then a leather firewood bag is just the thing for you.

Felt is the newcomer among firewood bags. Although it is a rather old material, it is back in fashion. Thanks to its heat-resistance and its snappy design, felt bags are very desirable.

Felt is very light and you can fold it easily. So if you are a trendy fireplace owner and want to be up to date with your firewood bag, you will do everything right with the felt firewood bag.

Traditional firewood carriers are wood baskets. They are very stable, heat-resistant and exude a rustic flair next to your fire basket. You can place your firewood basket comfortably on the lawn.

Like the wooden baskets, woven baskets are also very traditional. However, these baskets require an additional material (for example, burlap), which is very delicate. To learn more about the material and its properties for a firewood bag, read the Firewood Bag Guide.

Design

There are many different designs of firewood bags: Rectangular, round, square et cetera. The most popular designs, however, are therectangular ones, as they are easy to carry because of their handy shape and, above all, you can stack the wood very well in these shapes.

Round and square firewood bags are more suitable for smaller quantities of wood. Which colour or design suits your bag depends mostly on the fire basket or fire bowl and its area of use. However, you can never go wrong with a grey felt bag, which is particularly popular.

Facts worth knowing about firewood bags

Finally, we would like to tell you how you can make a firewood bag yourself.

Can I make firewood bags myself?

If you would rather save the money for a firewood bag and don't have two left hands, you can also build your own firewood basket.

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Sometimes, ordinary carrier bags made of different materials are used to store wood. (Photo: Eveline / pixabay.com)

The appropriate material is essential for building a basket. Metal, hard rubber, rattan or felt are best suited.

If you store your firewood basket on parquet or delicate tiles, you should make sure that the bottom is made of soft material (leather et cetera). You can also cover it with felt. Then you have to cut the material to size and shape it into a basket.

Important: Do not forget the handles. They can easily be made of the same material. In addition, the handles should not be too small and the basket must be firmly sewn together or shaped so that it can bear the weight of the logs.

(Image source: pixabay.com / Tommy_Rau)

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